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Guest Director, Samba de Mudança.
Los Angeles Music Center.
Kirk Brundage & Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide
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
Olodum, at the Latin Grammys with Daniela
Mercury, a show with The Police drummer
Stewart Copeland, and a recording with
LA-based, Kirk is a REMO Artist, and has taught at UCLA. He has published a book series through Alfred, and 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.