Sandro Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has been playing drums/percussion for over twenty five years. After attending the Los Angeles Music Academy, he found a great opportunity to exchange cultures recording and touring with the Living Word Community Church of Los Angeles. Sandro has been working professionaly in U.S.A. ever since, not only in the gospel field but in many other genres ranging from Brazilian music, Contemporary jazz, R&B, Modern Rock, and Classical as well.
He has performed with artists such as: George Duke, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Dori Caymmi,Fabiana Passoni, Elba Ramalho, Teena Marie, Van Hunt, Wah Wah Watson, Ollie Woodson of The Temptations, Lauryn Hill, Alphonso Jhonson, Jeffrey Osborne, Matthew Garisson, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante, Howard Hewett, “The Stylistics,” and many more.
He has also toured and recorded with Airto Moreira’s JamBand (Europe, U.S), the Brasil Brazil show (U.S., South America, Korea), P-Funk former member Starr Cullars and funk guru George Clinton all over the U.S., and “The Welsh Choir Of California”, directed by great film composer Michael J. Lewis.
Some international artists that he has worked with include R&B singer Lamar (UK) produced by the legendary Lamont Dozier (The Supremes, Diana Ross, etc.), rock band “The Storm” (Denmark), produced by the legendary rock guru Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Stones, Journey, etc.), Marcus Boeltz (Germany), Cesar Fhope, Max Robert, Albano Sales, Elba Ramalho (Brazil), Giovanna Gattuso (Italy), Latin pop star Debi Nova (Costa Rica), and many projects from China as well.
He has also worked as a co-producer with a few artists such as the award-winning “Matt Roberts Group”, Rock/Blues artist “Steve Fister Band”, Ricky Furlani, and most recently the up-and-coming album from guitar player/ composer Grecco Buratto.
Besides the studio and live performances Sandro has been also leading workshops and teaching in the U.S. at Cal State Northtridge, UCLA, LA Music Academy (since 2000), Drum-Tech (UK), and EMT (Brazil).
Sandro is currently working on, the new Steve Fister’s Band album. And his latest adventure is just finishing- working on a great modern rock record with a new band produced by Roy Thomas Baker. Many thanks to his sponsors Istanbul Agop Cymbals and Luther Drums.