Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Internationally renowned Grammy and Latin Grammy Award Winner as a supporting Musician Giulio Figueroa Petrillo begun 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; Coca Cola, Sony, Clamato, Hughes Satellite, Medicare, Fox Sports, Remax, tequila Cuervo, One Touch, Johnson, and Johnson, etc.
As one of the world top Drummers and Percussionists in 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, Kenny O’Brien, The Castaways, Enrique Iglesias, Cristian Castro, Gloria Trevi, RBD, Pee Wee, La 5ta Estacion, Thalia, Joan Sebastian, Juan Gabriel, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sans, Carl Verheyen, Paul Baloche, David Pack, 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 Acuna, Justo Almario, Joao Alexandre, Baby do Brasil, Paulina Aguirre, Jessy J, etc.
As a teacher, he shares his considerable knowledge and skills by conducting workshops, seminars, and classes throughout the world.