Jimmy Biala

Jimmy Biala is a music educator and performer, with a strong passion for the style of Brazilian music known as escola de samba. Jimmy teaches Brazilian percussion music programs to youth and adult students in the South Bay Area, is a faculty member of the California Brazil Camp and San Jose Jazz Summer Education Camp, and performs regularly with the James Robinson Ensemble and Sound and Social Justice Collective. In 1997, Jimmy received an award from DownBeat Magazine for excellence in jazz

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