08.24.16Canopus Endorsement

I am really happy to announce my endorsement with the great Canopus Drum Company from Japan. This new Ash drums set is amazing! Beautiful sound and looks! I couldn't ask for more!

04.12.11IDrum Magazine/ video class

Dear friends,
Check it out the the first volume of IDrum Magazine, with a video class and article about the Zabumba instrument from Brazil on pages 90 and 91.
Thanks for IDrum Magazine, Hudson Video, Drummers Collective, Odery and Remo for all the support. Enjoy!!!

01.31.112010 Latin Jazz Corner Best Of The Year Awards

Dear friends,
I am really happy to announce that I have been nominated in three different categories at the Latin Jazz Corner 2010 Awards. (Next Generation Artist, Brazilian Jazz Album of The Year and Drum Kit Player of The Year.) I feel honored to be remembered among of so many brilliant musician of the Latin Jazz Community.
Your support would be greatly appreciated. Please, visit the LJC website and cast your vote. Thanks again to the amazing musicians that contributed to this project; David Binney, Hélio Alves, David Ambrosio and Dendê.
CD "IN SESSION" is available at CD Baby and ITunes.
Happy Holidays! Cheers!

01.01.11Adriano Santos Brazilian Jazz Quintet NEW CD "IN SESSION"

I am happy to let you know that my very first CD Adriano Santos Quintet IN SESSION is here. I was accompanied by my great friends Hélio Alves (piano), David Binney (alto sax), Dendê (percussion) and David Ambrosio (ac.bass). We recorded various compositions from the best Brazilian composers such as Milton Nascimento, Raul Mascarenhas, Airton Moreira, Victor Assis Brasil, Toninho Horta, J.T Meirelles and Moacir Santos. I have also recorded the session in video, so I'll be releasing a educational DVD also in 2010. The CD is already available for digital download at Digstation. Just click on the link.
Stay tune for more info soon!!!
Check itinerary for more information.

03.18.10Hendrik Meurkens New York Samba Jazz Band at Java Jazz Festival

I will be performing at the Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia with Hendrik Meurkens New York Samba Jazz Band on March 4th, 5th and 6th. Visit the website for more information.

12.31.09Hendrik Meurkens new CD out on January 13th 2009.

"SAMBA TO GO", the new CD from Hendrik Meurkens recorded last June 2008, is set to be released on January 13th. The CD is already getting great reviews and promisses to be another hit. (01/28)... i was right, the CD is already #1 in the World radio charts, and debut #15 in the Jazz radio charts. Still claiming!!!
Personel; Misha Tsiganov (piano), Gustavo Amarante (bass), Rodrigo Ursaia (tenor+flute) , Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica+vibes), Adriano Santos (drums+percussion)), Zé Mauricio (percusssion) and Luiz Simas (piano).
The CD will be released by Zoho records and you can find it in stores January 13th.
Thank you for the support.
Best whishes for you all in 2009!

09.14.09Time to teach at the Collective!

June 16th I’ll be back again at the Drummers Collective to teach the Brazilian course for the two year certificate program students. I’ll be teaching Brazilian percussion and drum set for 20 students from all over the world.
Go to LINKS for more information.

03.29.09Meurkens & Lackerschmid Quartet germany Tour

The first tour of 2009 will be in Germany, beer land!!! March 17th -28th.
I will be touring with Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica) & Wolfgang Lackerschmid (vibes) Quartet with John Lee on Bass.
Check the itinerary for more details.
See you there!


If you want to check some short videos, go to LINKS and click in the related site.

11.16.08Hendrik Meurkens and New York Samba Jazz Quartet

After the very successful last two CDs, in June we are going back to the studio to record the third CD with the Hendrik Meurkens and New York Samba Jazz Quintet. This time we have the great Misha Tsiganov on piano, Rodrigo Ursaia on tenor and flute, Gustavo Amarante on bass, my self on drums and a special guest Rodrigo Ursaia.
In November the same band will be going to Germany and Switzerland for a two week tour, so stay tune for more info.

07.29.08Jazz Samba Concert at the 92nd St. Y

From the swaying rhythms of bossa nova and samba to the landmark recordings of Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian jazz has become an organic part of American popular song. Some of the finest interpreters of this music perform classics by Jobim and Bonfa and standards by Gershwin and Porter infused with a Brazilian flair.

Bill Charlap, piano / Vera Mara, vocals/Claudio Roditi, trumpet / Harry Allen, tenor saxophone / Dario Eskenazi, piano/ David Finck, bass / Sandro Albert, guitar / Adriano Santos, drums / Mauro Refosco, percussion.

07.27.08Europe here we go!

This Summer 2008 promise to be a very busy one, and nothing better than start the season traveling over seas playing great music and meet new people.
July 6th I’ll be traveling to Quebec, Canada and July 19th to Europe with Vinicius Cantuaria an amazing Brazilian songwriter and guitar player. I am lucky to have great musician playing with me in this band such as, Takuia Nakamura, Dendê and Nanny Assis (perc) and Vini himself. We will visit England, Ireland and Poland.
Check Itinerary for more information.

06.07.08Hahahaes at SOB'S!

In June 7th 2008, the Hahahaes Band will be performing at the SOBS Club in NYC, show starting at 8:45pm on Saturday.
Dendê is the bandleader of this great band and also inventor of the "Crazy Drum Set". I use two surdos in each foot, a bacurinha on my left side, a 12"inch killing Odery snare drum, bells, woodblocks and the great Istanbul Agop cymbals.
Come to SOB’S to dance and groove with us.
See you there!


May 15, 2008 @ 9pm
at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s annual Spring Fundraiser at Gustavino’s in Manhattan. Vana’s Afro Brazil Project will perform at 9pm, featuring Vana(piano), Mo’ Pleasure (bass), Gino Sitson (vocals) & Adriano Santos (drums). The event is sponsored by Ports1961, with additional sponsorship by Ivanka Trump.

03.27.08Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet in Ukraine and Russia

We will be performing in Ukraine and Russia this coming March (18th-26th).
The cities are; Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov and Moscow.
Band: Misha Tsiganov (piano), Gustavo Amarante (bass), Hendrik (vibes and harmonica) and I on drums.
More the details soon!

10.26.07Antônio Carlos Jobim Tribute - RUSSIA

I am really happy to let you know that I'll be performing in Russia October 26th in a tribute concert to Jobim.
The band: Vera Mara (v), Cidinho Texeira (p), Itaiguara Brandao (b), Rodrigo Ursaia (sax) and I.
Go to itinerary for more specific information.

05.01.07Dave Pietro's Banda Brazil American Tour 2007

Starting April 9th I will be out of town touring for the second time with Dave Pietro and Banda Brazil. We are going to hit a lot of universities and jazz clubs, playing and doing some work shops at some schools. The band: Helio Alves (piano), Leonardo Cioglia (bass), Rogerio Boccato (perc), Dave (alto sax) and I. It will be fun to be on the road again with the cats, playing great original music and meeting new musicians. We will be back in New York on April 20th, and the band will be performing at Zinc Bar on the 24th and 25th, at Mansfield University Jazz Festival on the 27th. Come check it out, the group will be tight!
Check itinerary for more info.