#4 Paulo Stagnaro-Percussionist for Ricky Martin
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 scene since moving to Brooklyn in 2012. This year alone, he has 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.
The song excerpt we used between the intro and Paulo's interview is: Mighty Mighty (Spade and Whitey) by Curtis Mayfield off the "Curtis/Live at the Bitter End" album.
Paulo uses: Latin Percussion, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, & La Rosa Percussion.
You can follow Paulo here: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Soundcloud
Photo by Lauren Desberg.