Jeremy Shaverin is a London based drummer, percussionist, cavaco player and vocalist, specialising in both folkloric and modern styles of Brazilian, Cuban and African music. Jeremy studied Music at City University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and now composes, teaches and plays professionally at festivals, carnivals and other events around London, the UK and internationally.
Jeremy’s projects currently include: Alvorada – a choro (Brazilian instrumental music) quintet playing both original compositions and traditional repertoire; The Christiane Petersen Trio – a jazz/rock group currently finishing their first album; TalkingDRUM – a world percussion group playing folkloric music from Guinea, Ghana, Cuba and Brazil; and Rhythms of the City – the UK’s premier samba percussion squad, playing not only samba, but also funk, hip-hop, salsa, soca, reggae and more.
Alongside working on these projects, Jeremy regularly performs with Paraiso School of Samba and The London School of Samba, teaches in universities, schools and projects around London and has previously recorded with currently dormant projects 4Esquinas (Cuban ‘charanga’) and Reverso (a fusion of Ska and ‘latin’ influences).
Recent highlights include Alvorada performances around the UK featuring Jeremy’s original compositions, performing in Rio de Janeiro’s carnival parade, and shows internationally in Rio de Janeiro, Gdansk, Glasgow and Belfast; performing at events including Lovebox Festival, Notting Hill Carnival and for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; recording for SporTV (Brazil), Resonance FM and BBC TV (UK) and writing for Jungle Drums.
If you would like to hire Jeremy or one of his groups to perform, teach or compose, please get in touch.