Welcome to the Bossa 31 Website!

Hi all, Welcome to our new Bossa 31 website! It is a work in progress, and we’ll be posting sound samples, photos, etc. soon. John and I are excited to be working together again, and excited about this particular artistic project. Hope to see you out there soon! best, Joel

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Favorite Brazilian Drummers

It’s no secret that Brazil boasts a plethora of amazing drummers and percussionists. There are far too many to mention, and too many to even be aware of, but I’ve been fortunate to have seen a number of them in my time, including Airto Moreira, Teo Lima, Duduka da Fonseca, Paulo Braga, Robertinho Silva, Marcos Suzano, Carlinhos Brown, and Tutty Moreno. These virtuosos embody everything I love about great drummer/percussionists: groove, swing and accompaniment. All these players bring their individual styles and strength to the music they contribute to. The pandeiro prowess of...

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