Edu Ribeiro: drummer, composer.
Born in Florianópolis – SC, where he began his professional career and his musical studies at the age of six.
In 1996 obtained his degree in Popular Music at UNICAMP (Campinas State University).
In 1997 he moved to São Paulo City and start working as a professional drummer.
As a leader and a co-leader Edu Ribeiro has released 8 albums so far, and collaborated as a drummer with a great number of artists, such as, Paquito de Rivera, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Hamilton de Hollanda, João Bosco, Leila Pinheiro, Leny Andrade, Stacey Kent, Mike Stern, Joyce, Ivan Lins, Anthony Wilson, New York Voices, and many others.
Between 1998 and 2005 he recorded three albums and two DVDs with the guitar player Yamandú Costa touring extensively all over the world.
Since 1999 he has been playing with Chico Pinheiro with whom he recorded four CDs, and took part in a great amount of international concerts.
As a drummer in the Randy Brecker’s album: Randy in Brazil (summit Records, 2008) Edu Ribeiro won a:
Grammy Award as Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2008.
Together with Fabio Torres (piano) and Paulo Paulelli (bass) he founded the “Trio Corrente” with whom he recorded three CDs: Corrente (2006), “Volume Two” (2011), and the latest in partnership with Paquito de Rivera, “Song For Maura” (2012) which received the Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album 2013 and again an year later the Latin Grammy Award Winner for Best Jazz Album 2014.
Edu is currently teaching drums at Santa Marcelina College (FASM) and is also a music coordinator at EMESP (São Paulo State Music School).
Masterclasses and workshops in Brazil and abroad, at music festivals and universities. Among these works are: California Brazil Camp (2006, 2007) and two residences for a week in Jullliard School of Music in New York in the years 2012 and 2013.