MICHAEL SHAPIRO has enjoyed a successful thirty-year career as a drummer, percussionist, producer and educator. A self-taught musician from Washington D.C., Shapiro has performed with many legendary artists spanning multiple genres. Mike has worked with such noted artists as will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Cole, Macy Gray, Dori Caymmi, and Sergio Mendes with whom he has recorded many albums together including 1993’s Grammy-winning “Brasileiro”, 2006’s Latin Grammy-winning “Timeless” and 2010’s Latin Grammy-winning “Bon Tempo”. Currently working with the legendary Herb Alpert and wife, singer, Lani Hall, Mike toured the country in 2008/2009 and recorded a live c.d. titled "Anything Goes" in August 2009. A track from the album; "Beseme Mucho" was nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Pop Instrumental" field. His movie soundtrack credits include, Shrek the 3rd, Rio, Welcome To People, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green and Should’ve Been Romeo.