Paulo Stagnaro

Over 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 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 2011.

Paulo has toured, performed and recorded with NEA Jazz master Paquito D’Rivera, Grammy-Winner Angelique Kidjo, Jazz Legend Dave Liebman, and has been a part of international superstar Ricky Martin’s touring band since 2014.

In 2018, Paulo launched CongaChops.com, the world’s first comprehensive online learning platform for latin percussion. He endorses Latin Percussion Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Percussion Heads, Roland, Reflexx Pads, CRS Cymbal Resonance Systems, and EarthWorks Audio.

About the Session

Essentials for the Beginner and Intermediate Conga Player

We’ll be covering the fundamental sounds, grooves, concepts and techniques that are essential for every conga player.

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