Duduka da Fonseca

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Duduka da Fonseca
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Background information
Birth name Eduardo Moreira da Fonseca
Born (1951-03-31) 31 March 1951 (age 66)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genres Jazz, Brazilian jazz, world fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1975–present
Labels Malandro, Blue Toucan, Zoho
Associated acts D.N.A. Bossa Trio, Trio da Paz
Website www.dudukadafonseca.net

Duduka da Fonseca, born Eduardo Moreira da Fonseca (Rio de Janeiro, March 31, 1951) is a Brazilian jazz drummer who is a member of Trio da Paz with Romero Lubambo and Nilson Matta. He leads the Duduka da Fonseca Trio, with David Feldman and Guto Wirtti.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Fonseca started playing drums when he was twelve. He moved to New York City in 1975 and played in the groups Brazilian All Stars, Brazilian Express, and the New York Samba Band. He was a teacher at the Drummers Collective and wrote an instructional book, Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset. Since 1992, he has been a member of Trio da Paz, a band he started with bassist Nilson Matta and guitarist Romero Lubambo.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Samba Jazz Fantasia (Malandro, 2002)
  • Transition (Lua, 2005)
  • Songs from the Last Century (Blue Toucan, 2005)
  • Samba Jazz in Black & White (Zoho, 2006)
  • D.N.A. Bossa Trio (CID, 2007)
  • Plays Toninho Horta (Zoho, 2011)
  • Samba Jazz – Jazz Samba (Anzic, 2012)
  • New Samba Jazz Directions (Zoho, 2013)
  • Jive Samba (Zoho, 2015)[2]

As sideman[edit]

With Kenny Barron

With Joanne Brackeen


  1. ^ Campbell, Al. "Duduka Da Fonseca". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Duduka Da Fonseca | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 

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