Drummer, percussionist, author, educator and recording artist, Eduardo Guedes is originally from Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he earned a Law degree at PUC/RS. He moved to New York City in 2000 to pursue him musical career. Since then, Eduardo has been actively collaborating with a variety of artists in the United States. He has been a member of Maracatu New York, Brazilian percussion and cultural exchange program, as a featured performer, conductor and clinician.
As a member of Nation Beat, he has recorded the CDs “Maracatuniversal” (in collaboration with Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante) and “Legends of the Preacher”, featuring Grammy award winners The Klezmatics. With Nation Beat he has been touring extensively the U.S., Canada and Brazil while conducting assemblies, clinics and residencies with universities in New York and Florida.
Returning to Porto Alegre in 2004, he teamed up with composer and percussionist Esdras Bedai to create Maracatu Truvão, the first Maracatu group of his native state Rio Grande do Sul. His music training includes a Certificate Program at Drummers Collective in NYC, private drum classes with Kiko Freitas, Michael Lauren and Dom Famularo. He has studied percussion with Airto Moreira, Naná Vasconcelos and Taiko drums with The Kodo Group from Japan. His recent performing and recording credits include: M’lumbo, Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey, Frank London and the Klezmer All Stars, Vive os Timoneiros (Brazil), Michael Hardie, The Myla Hardie Family Band and Annette A. Aguilar & Stringbeans.
Eduardo is an LP artist and a member of the educational team. He is also on the roster of teaching artists for Young Audiences of New York and The Brooklyn Philharmonic. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book “Brazil for Drum Set” – Volume 1, Northeast (Tunesguedes Publishing).