Ginga is a seven-pice band that plays high energy Brazilian samba, pagode, MPB, and forro music. I play pandeiro, congas, rebolo, repique, caixa, zabumba, and sing.


Boulder Samba School

I am a co-founder and the Musical Director of the Boulder Samba School, a non-profit organization that fosters the education and performance of authentic Brazilian music in Boulder, CO.  The school offers classes in Brazilian music for beginning to advanced percussionists.  The 20-30 member performing ensemble Bateria Alegria plays percussion-based music in the style of the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro.


University of Colorado-Boulder

I teach drum set and hand percussion, world music, and direct the CU Brazilian Bateria and the CU Latin Jazz Percussion Ensembles