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Renato Malavasi

Private Lessons Faculty, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Jazz drum set

Originally from Brazil, Renato Malavasi has been performing and studying the drum set since 1988. Recipient of the Berklee College of Music Best Scholarship, where he graduated from in 2000, Renato currently resides in Boston, and shares the stages of the New England area with some of the most unique musicians. His performances range widely from instrumental jazz trios, quartets, quintets, and big bands to accompanying jazz singers. Other performances, recordings, and experiences include projects with Brazilian and Afro Cuban groups as well. He has also toured and given clinics in Japan. Before coming to Boston in 1997, Renato performed extensively throughout Brazil accompanying folk singers, and was also involved in other instrumental projects as a performer and student of Brazilian music and culture. Since November of 2008, he has been part of the Education Outreach City Music Boston Program teaching staff. This a program directly related to and sponsored by Berklee College of Music, with the main goal of reviving musical education in public schools.