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Andre Custodio
Drummer | Music Educator
A native of San Francisco, Andre Custodio began playing congas at age 11, thanks to the encouragement of his mentor in the neighborhood, Karl Perazzo (Santana). Perazzo was his first percussion teacher and introduced him to afro-latin rhhythms. Custodio landed his first gig playing congas on nationally syndicated television at KRON-TV 4 (San Francisco) for a children's television program that featured a kid band. As a teenager, Andre played congas in his father's cover-rock band, playing small clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, thereby beginning his extensive involvement in the Bay Area music scene.

He furthered his music education in College, and studied drums privately with Bob Danielson (Beach Blanket Babylon) and Mat Marucci (John Tchicai). Equally comfortable playing jazz, hardcore punk, soft rock or free-form improv, Custodio's drumming draws from a myriad of influences. He currently teaches drums at his studio in the Temescal of Oakland, CA. He has several critically acclaimed independent recordings, including those with Ernesto Diaz-Infante, LX Rudis, Tri-Cornered Tent Show and Say Bok Gwai. In addition to his work as a drummer, he has developed recordings and performances in experimental electronics under the moniker Nihil Communication.
Contact information:
Email: custodiodrums (AT) gmail (DOT) com
CDs on which Andre Custodio appears:
Voices In The Wilderness Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Artist: Voices In The Wilderness
Title: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Label: Pax Recordings PR90276
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90276
Rudis/Custodio/Diaz-Infante Crashing The Russian Renaissance
Artist: Rudis/Custodio/Diaz-Infante
Title: Crashing The Russian Renaissance
Label: Pax Recordings PR90253
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90253