Vera Figueiredo is a Brazilian drummer and composer recognized as a world-class drummer
especially in the matter of Brazilian rhythms. She’s released three albums and a play-along for
drum based on the last one. The Vera Cruz Island – Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset was released
by the American Hudson Music and has been distributed worldwide in book and e-book formats.
She has worked hard to divulge Brazilian Music around the world by performing in a number of
festivals and giving clinics and masterclasses about Brazilian Rhythms in-depth all throughout her
She has played as a guest in some of the greatest international drum and percussion festivals:
Percufest Latino America (online), La Rioja Drumming Festival (Spain), Percfest Memorial Naco
and PAS (Italy), Mendoza International Drum Fest (Argentina), Cape Breton International Drum
Fest (Canada), PASIC – Percussive Art Society Convention (US), AGP Drum Event (Luxembourg),
Montréal Drum Fest and among others.
She’s also the creator and artistic director of the Brazilian main event on drumset and percussion,
the Batuka! Brasil. With fifteen editions and two CDs accomplished, the festival fits its role as a national culture and international interchange diffuser, by combining concerts, workshops and
performances of Brazilian and foreign artists.
Returning to presential events she has played in several festivals, such as Laguna Drum Fest
(Mexico), Dinamika International Drum Fest (Italy and Spain), the Brazilian Dia do Baterista and 4ª
Semana da Bateria (Minas Gerais) and Palhoça Drum Fest (Santa Catarina). She also gave
masterclass private classes in Arezzo/Italy at Dinâmika Drum School and a drum clinic in London.
Back to stage, Vera Figueiredo Trio has already performed at several venues and events in Brazil,
such as JazzB Club and SESC Belenzinho (São Paulo) and Festival Minas em Harmonia (Belo
Horizonte – MG ).