Alejandro Lucini

Alejandro Lucini

Phillips Hall B-160
Phone: 202-994-9036

Areas of Expertise

Classical and Jazz Percussion

Professor Alejandro Lucini was born in Rio de Janeiro and studied at the Excola de Musica de Brasilia with master percussionist Ney Rosauro. He later attended classes at the Pro-Arte School of Music, the University of Rio de Janeiro, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was a member of the Rio de Janeiro Youth Orchestra and later of the Brasilia Symphony Orchestra. Having become well known for his skills in Brazilian percussion, he began performing with many celebrated musicians and by 1990 had toured Berlin with the Brazilian group, No em Pingo de Agua. That same year he moved to the United States, having developed his own method of teaching and having published the book Brazilian Rhythms for Percussion and Drums. Since then he has performed with numerous musicians including The Canadian Brass and many local celebrities. Professor Lucini has received awards from the International Association of Jazz Education and has been nominated multiple times for Washington Area Music Awards recognition. In 2002 he was named by WAMA as Best Latino Instrumentalist. His Brazilian jazz group has performed at locations across the Washington Metropolitan area, including the World Bank and the Library of Congress. Professor Lucini received a grant form the DC Commission for the Arts in 1994 to promote recordings of his group, which included his own original compositions and arrangements. He joined the GW faculty in where he leads the Latin Band Los Gringos in addition to playing with the Faculty Jazz Quintet and teaching Latin percussion.


Bachelor of Music Education, Howard University, 1997