He started playing samba in the year 1996 and graduated a studies in afro-cuban and -brazilian percussion on the Conservatory Rotterdam / Netherlands.

In Brazil he was playing and parading with schools like Mocidade, Estácio, Cubango, Beija-Flor, Tijuca, Grande Rio, Portela... to name some. Known for his versatile and crazy playing he was honored to play a repinique-battle in the quadra of Estácio de Sá. Of course he is a part of his hometown school Unidos de Hamburgo and since 2015 busy as the 'Mestre Caçador'.

Besides being percussionist in the musical of 'Disneys Lion King', different projects in teaching, coaching and playing, he is leading the repinique section and also act as the musical director of Europes famous 'Bloco X'. He has been giving workshops throughout Europe like in Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Mallorca, Serbia...

It's a honor for him to be a part of the big samba-family for the past 23 years!