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Henrique De Almeida - Associate Professor at The Berklee College of Music - holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He graduated in Jazz Composition. He is the leader of his own group, The Brazilian Jazz Project. He is also a clinician, for Yamaha Drums, LP Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks, Paiste Cymbals, HQ Pads, Evans drumheads and Earthworks Microphones.

A published author, and producer, he has educational materials available on Carl Fischer Publishing. He works with some of the biggest names in the TV industry, such as HBO and commercial world to include writing original music for TV campaign with companies such as Victoria Secret and Australian David Jones Department stores.

Henrique performed with the Grammy Nominated Jazz Big Band The Falconaires, (USAFA Band) and is recording and touring nationally and internationally. Henrique has performed several times at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. He writes articles for Modern Drummer Magazine, has performed at the PASIC convention and numerous Jazz festivals around the world. Henrique has also performed for The President of the United States, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense.

He has toured, recorded and/or worked with: Larry Coryell, Gloria Estefan, Nat Adderley, Bill Cosby, Antonio Hart, Christopher Holiday, Donny McCaslin, Chris Speed, Igor Butman, Dave Valentin, Scotty Barnhart, Tiger Okoshy, Jeff Berlin, Stanton Moore, Billy Cobham, Nelson Rangel, Jeff Narell, Ira Sullivan, Victor Mendonza, Danilo Pérez, Phil Wilson, Baron Brown, Matt Garrison, Bill Summers, Hilton Ruiz, Betty Carter, Willie Williams, Nando Lauria, Alceu Valenca, Gilberto Gill, Raul De Souza, Luiz Gonzaga, Hermeto Paschoal, Brian Lynch, Ronnie Matthews, David Williams, Luciana Souza, Katy Webster, and Oscar Cartaya among others.