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Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Internationally renowned Grammy and Latin Grammy Award Winner as a supporting Musician Julio Figueroa, begun playing music at the age of ten. Julio holds a Bachelor Degree in music and he graduated with honors from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1993 he moved to Los Angeles, California, and since then he has become part of the everyday contemporary life in the US. Julio has more than twenty-five years experience as a professional musician, and has performed his music to audiences throughout the U.S, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Canada, Russia, Spain, France, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Romania, Netherlands, Morocco, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Versatility is one of his strongest assets, and he has performed live with an incredible list of International artists such as Cirque Du Soleil, Donna Summer, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, Baby Face, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Trevi, Diego Boneta, Pee Wee, RBD, Cristian Castro, La 5ta Estación, Thalia, Joan Sebastian, Juan Gabriel, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sans, Chayanne, Emmanuel, David Pack, Los Enanitos Verdes, Paul Baloche, Ron Kenoly, Michael W Smith, Salvador, Tommy Walker, Kirk Whalum, Morris Chapman and Tom Brooks amongst many other great artists. He is also a recording session artist, and has played in hundreds of recordings including sessions for BB King, Michael Jackson, Jose Feliciano, Patti LaBelle, Charles Billingsley, Morris Chapman, Juan Gabriel, Joan Sebastian, The Gypsy Kings, Nydia Rojas, Cristian Castro, Luz Rios, Ana Barbara, Greg Vail, Rick Muchow, João Alexandre, RBD, Diego Boneta, Pee Wee, Gloria Trevi, Arco Iris and many others.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Rich, warm, full, silvery with a light touch. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Soft feel, easy to control. Lively, responsive and warm open sound. Full, precise chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for medium loud settings, perfectly suited for studio applications.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson