Ana Barreiro ♫ Biography


Ana Barreiro is a jazz drummer based in Los Angeles who carries her Brazilian roots to various musical situations.

“Barreiro was a constant source of joy the entire evening with a very clear and precise ride cymbal sound.” Robert Bush, jazz critic NBC San Diego.

Originally from Poços de Caldas, a town in the Southeast of Brazil, she was awarded a Latin America Scholarship from Berklee College of Music and made the move to Boston in 2009. She then relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California where she studied with Peter Erskine and worked as his Teacher Assistant. As an active drummer in the Los Angeles Jazz scene she has had the opportunity to perform with Larry Koonse, Catina DeLuna, Bob Sheppard, Darek Oles, Edwin Livingston, Scott Healy, Kirsten Edkins, Isaac Smith, Bruce Forman, Kleber Jorge, Dawn Bishop and is currently the drummer for Grammy Nominated pianist Otmaro Ruiz.

Ana is on the Faculty at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, and at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Ana Barreiro uses Vic Firth Sticks and Remo Drumheads.

Modern Drummer Brasil  March/2016