Paulo Stagnaro

Ricky Martin

Paulo Stagnaro


Paiste Artist Since
April 2022

United States

Main Affiliation
Ricky Martin


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„As a recent addition to the Paiste family, working with them to help me find my sound amongst their vast array of sonic options has been an absolute pleasure. Versatility, variety, and extreme consistency! “


Paulo Stagnaro

Cymbals listed from left to right

20" Masters Dark Ride
14" PST X Cajon
18" Masters Series Custom Swish
16" PSTX Custom Crash


Over the course of the last decade, with a myriad of performances across the globe, several studio projects as a sideman, television appearances, and contributions in Jazz, Pop, Latin, and World music, Two-time Grammy-Award Winning percussionist Paulo Stagnaro has established himself as an innovative voice in today's generation of creative young artists. Hailed by jazz the late, great Ralph Peterson as "a young master percussionist," Stagnaro has been a force on the ever-evolving New York music scene since moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2012. Paulo has toured, performed and/or recorded with NEA Jazz master Paquito D'Rivera, Grammy-Winner Angelique Kidjo, Jazz Legend Dave Liebman, and formed part of the all-star rhythm section for Sting’s 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fundraiser at Carnegie Hall featuring James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Stephen Stills. He has been a part of international superstar Ricky Martin’s touring band since 2014. In 2018 Stagnaro launched the revolutionary online educational platform, which has gone on to become the #1 Online Community For Latin Percussionists!

Setup Cymbals

Only standard models appear in this section.
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds