Michael Shapiro

Michael Shapiro's Biography

Michael Shapiro has enjoyed a successful thirty plus year career as a drummer, percussionist, producer and educator. A self-taught musician from Washington D.C., Shapiro has performed with many legendary artists spanning multiple genres. Mike has worked with such noted artists as will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Cole, Macy Gray, Al Jarreau, Toots Thielemans, Frank Gambale, Yellowjackets, Randy Travis, Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi and Sergio Mendes. Currently working with the legendary Herb Alpert and wife, singer, Lani Hall, Mike has recorded, co produced and done arrangements for several albums. They continue to tour extensively. His movie soundtrack credits include, Shrek the 3rd, Rio, People Like Us, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Jersey Boys, The Peanuts Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales, Despicable Me 3, Pitch Perfect 3, Jumanji and Live Like Line. Michael is currently teaching at UCLA.

Michael Shapiro's Gear
Michael Shapiro

Gear List

PHX Rick Marotta Signature Hipgig PHX Acoustic Drums 20"x16" Bass Drum 12"x8" Rack Tom 14"x13" Floor Tom Prototype Snare 14"x6" 10-Ply Birch
Absolute Hybrid Maple –
Pink Champagne Sparkle

10" Rack Tom 12" Rack Tom 14" Floor Tom 18" Bass Drum