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Kirk Brundage & Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide
Guest Director, Samba de Mudança.
Los Angeles Music Center.
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.