Berklee Percussion FestivalHenrique de Almeida
Henrique de Almeida graduated from Berklee with a degree in jazz composition, and is now an associate professor. He is a published author, composer, and producer who has worked with legends such as Gloria Etefan, Stanton Moore, Bill Cosby, and more.
Henrique De Almeida, an associate professor at Berklee College of Music, holds a master's degree in music performance from the University of Southern Mississippi and is also a Berklee alumnus who studied jazz composition.
He is the leader of his own group, the Brazilian Jazz Project. He is a clinician for Yamaha Drums, LP Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks, Paiste Cymbals, HQ Pads, Evans Drumheads, and Earthworks Microphones. A published author and producer, he has educational materials available on Carl Fischer Publishing. He works with some of the biggest names in the TV industry, including HBO and writing original music for TV campaigns with companies such as Victoria Secret and Australian David Jones Department stores.
He performed with the Grammy-nominated Jazz Big Band the Falconaires, (USAFA Band) and is recording and touring nationally and internationally. He has performed several times at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. He writes articles for Modern Drummer Magazine, and has performed at the PASIC convention and numerous jazz festivals around the world. He has also performed for the president of the United States, vice president, and secretary of defense. He has toured, recorded, and worked with: Nat Adderley, Bill Cosby, Antonio Hart, Christopher Holliday, Donny McCaslin, Chris Speed, Igor Butman, Dave Valentin, Scotty Barnhart, Tiger Okoshi, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, Stanton Moore, Billy Cobham, Nelson Rangell, Jeff Narell, Ira Sullivan, Victor Mendoza, Danilo Perez, Phil Wilson, Baron Brown, Matt Garrison, Bill Summers, Hilton Ruiz, Betty Carter, Willie Williams, Nando Lauria, Alceu Valenca, Gilberto Gill, Raul de Souza, Luiz Gonzaga, Hermeto Pascoal, Brian Lynch, Ronnie Matthews, David Williams, Luciana Souza, Katy Webster, and Oscar Kartaia, among others.