was born in São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
His first contact with drums happened very early. About the age
of three he learned the rudiments, firstly guided by Paullo
Amaro. It didn't take him too long to start playing along with
rock records. He was about six years old when he asked to his
parents to sign him up at a drum school. Then, the
seven-year-old boy started studying with Vera Figueiredo, at the
IBVF Brasil school, where he currently is drum and theory
Besides playing drums - as an educated drummer with a defined
method - he also studied Brazilian rhythms and jazz. Decided to
have a music career, he went to FASM college, where he studied
with the drummer Edu Ribeiro, among other teachers. Thus, he
enhanced his musical knowledge and gradually conquered his place
in the music scene.
In 2010, Vicente Salus interviewed him for the Brazilian edition
of the American Modern Drummer magazine. The article title was
“New Blood” and approached his trajectory as drummer, as well as
the goals he had defined, at that time.
He has recorded with renowned artists of the Brazilian
Instrumental Music scene. Some of the albums he recorded:
“Senda” by Michel Leme; “In Truth” by Maycon Mesquita; “Em Boa
Companhia” and “A Confraria do Som” by Fábio Peron; “Core” by
Caetano Ribeiro (Blaxtream records); “Esmê” by André Mehmari,
Fábio Peron and Gim Correa; “Warzone” by Vinicius Chagas; “Caio
Afiune” by Caio Afiune, recorded in Boston, Ma; “Big Band” by
Rubem Farias; “Cabreúva Session” by Maycon Mesquita; and
“Combustão” and “Live at NossaCasa” by Vinicius Chagas.
Besides the mentioned recordings, he has played with another
outstanding Brazilian Instrumental Music artists such as Arismar
do Espírito Santo, Léa Freire, Laércio de Freitas, Chico Wilcox,
Thiago do Espírito Santo, Silva Góez, Filó Machado and Bocato.
Currently, besides playing with several bands/artists, he has
performed with his own band, Fernando Amaro Quartet.