Airto Moreira
Name: Airto Moreira
Occupation: Drummer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 5, 1941
Age: 79
Birth Place: Itaiopolis, Brazil
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Airto Moreira

Airto Moreira was born on August 5, 1941 in Itaiopolis, Brazil (79 years old). Airto Moreira is a Drummer, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: Brazil. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Brief Info

Brazilian jazz drummer who has played with some of the greatest names in jazz including the legendary Miles Davis.


He helped score the classic Marlon Brando films Apocalypse Now and Last Tango in Paris.

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Before Fame

He became a professional jazz musician at the age of 13 and moved to the US in the late 1960's.


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Airto Moreira was born in Itaiópolis, Brazil, into a family of folk healers, and raised in Curitiba and São Paulo. Showing an extraordinary talent for music at a young age, he became a professional musician at age 13, noticed first as a member of the samba jazz pioneers Sambalanço Trio and for his landmark recording with Hermeto Pascoal in Quarteto Novo in 1967. Shortly after, he followed his wife Flora Purim to the United States.


Shortly after leaving Davis, Moreira joined other Davis alumni Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Miroslav Vitous in their group Weather Report, playing percussion on their first album (1971). He left Weather Report (replaced by Dom Um Romão and Muruga Booker for their Sweetnighter album) to join fellow Davis alumnus Chick Corea's new band Return to Forever. He played drums on Return to Forever's first two albums: Return to Forever and Light as a Feather in 1972.


Moreira was a contributor to many of Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart's world music/percussion albums in Rykodisc's The World collection, including The Apocalypse Now Sessions, Dafos, Supralingua, and Planet Drum, which won a World Music Grammy in 1991. He can be heard playing congas on Eumir Deodato's 1970s space-funk hit "Also sprach Zarathustra" on the album Prelude.


In 1996, Moreira and his wife Flora Purim collaborated with P.M. Dawn on the song "Non-Fiction Burning" for the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Rio, produced by the Red Hot Organization.

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Currently, Airto Moreira is 80 years, 3 months and 23 days old. Airto Moreira will celebrate 81st birthday on a Friday 5th of August 2022.

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