Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, internationally renowned Grammy and Latin Grammy Award Winner as a supporting musician, Julio Figueroa began playing music at the age of ten. Julio's multicultural background allows him to adapt to any Percussive situation, and makes him a much sought after Drummer, Percussionist, Producer and Musical Director in the United States. Versatility is one of his strongest assets. In 1993 he moved to Los Angeles and since then he has become part of the everyday contemporary life in the US. His Music is heard on television, radio, movie soundtracks and jingles such as: The Goode Family, Coca Cola, Sony, Clamato, Hughes Satellite, Medicare, Fox Sports, Remax, tequila Cuervo, One Touch, Johnson & Johnson, etc.
As one of the world's top drummers and percussionists in the business, Julio has performed critical roles both live and in the studio with some of today's most popular artists including: Cirque du Soleil, BB King, Michael Jackson, Jose Feliciano, Donna Summer, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, Baby Face, Patti LaBelle, Katharine McPhee, Johnny Mathis, David Foster, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Trevi, Diego, Pee Wee, RBD, La 5ta Estación, Thalia, Joan Sebastian, Juan Gabriel, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sans, Chayanne, Emmanuel, Samuel Hernandez, Carl Verheyen, David Pack, Blest, Paulina Aguirre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Paul Baloche, Ron Kenoly, Michael W Smith, Ken Reynolds, Salvador, Tommy Walker, Rick Muchow, Kirk Whalum, Morris Chapman, Melvin Davis, Abraham Laboriel, Tom Brooks, Jon Montalban, Rique Pantoja, Alex Acuña, Justo Almario, João Alexandre, etc. As a teacher Julio shares his considerable knowledge and skills by conducting workshops, seminars and classes throughout the world.