CUCA TEIXEIRA was born in São Paulo, Brazil.

 

Music has been part of his life since his childhood. He was born in a family of musicians: Edegard Teixeira, father and drummer; Sara Chretien, mother and singer; Wilson Teixeira, brother and saxophonist.

 

Being always surrounded by musicians, he started working as professional musician at the age of fifteen, performing in the São Paulo city clubs.

 

He is one of the most respected drummers from the Instrumental and Jazz Brazilian music scene. He has worked as member of the singer Maria Rita’s band and has played with masters of Brazilian music, such as Hermeto Pascoal, Dominguinhos and Raul de Souza.

 

In 2014, he released his first solo album, after being a member and recorded with the Subsolo and Mr. Motaba bands.

 

Currently, Cuca Teixeira is drum teacher at IBVF Brasil and member of  the TuNormalis Trio.