Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Professor Henrique De Almeida holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, and is a graduate of The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he majored in jazz composition. He is the leader of his own group, The Brazilian Jazz Project. A published author and producer/composer, he has educational materials available on Carl Fischer Publishing. He writes articles for Modern Drummer Magazine and has performed at PASIC convention and numerous Jazz Festivals around the world.
Henrique has worked with some of the biggest names in the TV industry, such as HBO and commercial world, and wrote original music for a TV campaign with Victoria Secret top models and Australian David Jones Department stores. He also recorded and toured nationally and internationally with The USAFA jazz big band The Falconaires and The USAFA rock band Blue Steel. Henrique has performed several times at Carnegie Hall. Henrique has performed for The President of the United States, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense. He has toured, recorded, and/or worked with: Gloria Estefan, Nat Adderley, Bill Cosby, Antonio Hart, Christopher Holiday, Donny McCaslin, Chris Speed, Igor Butman, Dave Valentin, Scotty Barnhart, Tiger Okoshy, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, Stanton Moore, Billy Cobham, Nelson Rangel, Jeff Narell, Ira Sullivan, Victor Mendoza, Danilo Perez, Phil Wilson, Baron Brown, Matt Garrison, Bill Summers, Hilton Ruiz, Betty Carter, Willie Williams, Nando Lauria, (from The Pat Metheny Group) Brazilian Pop Stars: Alceu Valenca, Gilberto Gill, Raul De Souza, Luiz Gonzaga, Hermeto Paschoal, Brian Lynch, Ronnie Matthews, David Williams, Luciana Souza, Katy Webster, and Oscar Kartaia among others.
Henrique is a clinician for Yamaha Drums, LP Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks, Paiste Cymbals, HQ Pads, Evans Drumheads and Earthworks Microphones.