- SHORT BIO -

Kirk Brundage & Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide

Guest Director, Samba de Mudança.

Los Angeles Music Center.
August 2015.

Author of the "AFRO-BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION GUIDE" book series, Kirk Brundage is a classically trained percussionist who went on to play in Brazilian carnaval. 

Originally from upstate New York
, Kirk

earned a Fulbright to Denmark and an

MFA from CalArts, before winning the

International Solo Music Competition in

Munich. For many years he was an 'extra'

with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,

and a member of the Maelström Percussion

Ensemble. Kirk also gave numerous solo

performances around the US and Europe.

Shifting artistic directions however, Kirk

went on to play in Brazilian carnaval with

samba reggae creators OLODUM, at the 

Latin Grammys with​ Brazilian pop-star

Daniela Mercury, a show with THE POLICE

drummer Stewart Copeland, and a recording

with Grammy-artist Beck.


LA-based, Kirk is a REMO Artist, and has taught at UCLA. He is published by Alfred, and has self-released two percussion CDs. Kirk's work has been reviewed in Modern Drummer and Percussive Notes magazines—plus featured on the Brazilian Television show Planeta Brasil.​