“Barreiro was a constant source of joy the entire evening with a very clear and precise ride cymbal sound.” – Robert Bush, jazz critic NBC San Diego.
Originally from Poços de Caldas, a town in the Southeast of Brazil, Ana studied at the Souza Lima Conservatory of Music in São Paulo before she was awarded a Latin America Scholarship from Berklee College of Music and made the move to Boston where she completed her Bachelors Degree in Music Performance. She then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California where she studied with Peter Erskine and worked as his Teacher Assistant. As an active drummer in the Los Angeles Jazz scene she has had the opportunity to perform with Larry Koonse, Catina DeLuna, Bob Sheppard, Darek Oles, Edwin Livingston, Scott Healy, Kirsten Edkins, Isaac Smith, Bruce Forman, Otmaro Ruiz.
Ana has also been on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and performed Master classes in the US and Brazil. Past performances include The Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz at LACMA, Latin Sounds at LACMA, Jazz Live 88.3, Washington Women In Jazz Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival.
Ana Barreiro uses Vic Firth Sticks.