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Junior Moraes

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Junior Moraes, drummer and percussionist, was born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At age 15 he began studying music and drums. In the following years, he discovered percussion. In a short time, he became one of the most required sideman in your area. He was Superintendent of Music in the Department of Culture of São Gonçalo, where has implemented major projects, such as the Municipal School of Music Pixinguinha, the Record Label and promoted the II International Meeting of the Creative Drummer (with musicians from Brazil, Argentina and Mexico). Junior is executive producer and musical, and also acts as a developer of musical instruments and accessories. He is so connected to technology in music and also owns the studio “Quarto dos Meninos!”. In addition, he has participated in numerous recordings and TV shows. Junior has as one of its main features the versatility and also has setups designed and developed for each job. He plays with various artists, among them, the guitar player and songwriter Celso Fonseca, the English singer Dan Torres and integrates the instrumental trio Roots, where he blends instruments considered unconventional as Didigeridoo, Weissenborn, loops and electronic textures with ethnic drums and Brazilian rhythms to perform versions of songs from multiple origins.