Pedro Segundo is one of the most in-demand percussionists and drummers on the international circuit.
Known for his infectious and enthusiastic playing style in any genre, 2017 sees him on tour with Judith Owen, as well as performing with the Kansas Smittys at their own Club in Broadway market and festivals around UK and Europe.
He is releasing later this year his first album SEGUNDO STANLEY Hammond organ duo on 25th October 2017 at Kansas Smitty’s Jazz bar.
Highlights in 2016 include
ASIAN TOUR with Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by legendary founder Sir Neville Marriner ending with a concert in London to celebrate his birthday at Cadogan Hall.
SELL OUT Headline show at Ronnie Scott’s with Kansas Smitty’s ( if you missed you buy it here)
As well as headlining other major London venues such as the refurbished Jazz Cafe and Shoreditch Town Hall as part of London Jazz Festival.
Extensive touring with JUDITH OWEN in Europe, America and Australia.
Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio UK Jazz festivals.
Has seen me tour in NORTH AMERICA with Judith Owen as a special guest of Bryan Ferry.
Also with her there were Headline shows at:
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL
The legendary singer-songwriters venue “THE TROUBADOR” in LOS ANGELES.
THE IRIDIUM Jazz Cub , NEW YORK CITY.
Two headline SOLD OUT shows at Ronnie Scott’s.
Official international endordsee with VIC FIRTH stick company.
Live recording at Kansas Smitty’s of my latest project “The Segundo Stanley Hammond Organ Duo” which will be realised physically and digitally later in 2017/early 2018.
Masterclass at the junior department of the GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA with the JAZZ and PERCUSSION department.
As well as his skill as a jazz drummer, Pedro is an accomplished classical artist having performed with Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra working with artists including Edward Gardner, Murray Perahia, Joshua Bell, Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Elliott Gardner.
Pedro was born in Lisbon in 1988 and began drumming at the tender age of eight years old, studying at Lisbon’s Conservatoire under classical timpanists and percussionists Carlos Voss and Carlos Girao. Pedro’s passion and dedication to the performance of jazz music developed whilst visiting Barcelona for the prestigious Taller de Music Summer School, under the likes of Pablo Posa, Vicens Soler and Riqui Sabates. He then went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama: rehearsing during the day, and learning from the best at Ronnie Scott’s each night. He was picked up by Ronnie’s in 2010 to be the house drummer with Ronnie Scotts All stars, following in the footsteps of the late great Chris Dagley.
Recent recordings include Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Live at the Club, ‘Dennis Rollins’ Symbiosis (available on Dogwithabone Music), Judith Owens’ Ebb and Flow and as part of the debut album of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band.