Sergio Santos, Percussion

A native of Santos, Brazil, Sergio Santos has been a performing musician in Austin since the mid-

1980s, specializing in a broad range of Brazilian and other Latin American musical styles and


He was a member of two of Austin’s earliest Brazilian-music dance bands, Quizumba and the

award-winning Susanna Sharpe and Samba Police, both of which performed for crowds of

thousands at Austin’s annual Carnaval Brasileiro and at venues across Texas.

More recently, Sergio was a member of the eclectic Latin quartet Catavento, the Brazilian choro

band Crying Monkeys, and the forró band Forró de Quintal. He continues to perform with

diverse Brazilian-music artists in Austin.