Gustavo Sassone

Drums and percussion in Barcelona

About me

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I have been living in Barcelona, Spain for more than 20 years.

Since I started playing drums with my friends from school, I have accumulated over 25 years of experience both live and in the studio.

I have had the fortune of traveling through several countries in Europe, the United States, and South America, accompanying various artists and bands, and making friends in different places.

In addition, I record remote drums and percussion for various artists, conduct percussion team building sessions for companies, and give private drum and percussion lessons.

I have studied at the Taller de Músics de Barcelona and in L'AULA of Modern Music and Jazz of the Liceu Conservatory (“Berklee International Network”).

In addition, I have been lucky enough to be able to study with outstanding teachers such as Pablo La Porta from Argentina, Enildo Rasúa from Cuba, Mamadou Kane from Senegal and Ayao Logosse from Togo.


Current projects

Currently, among other projects, I am a member of the group ALMA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE, drummer for the Guinean singer SIA TOLNO, percussionist for the company of dancer SHARON LAVI, percussionist for the dance and percussion company CAMUT BAND, drummer for the AFRODEAD project, member of the group improvised percussion by signs LA KOLMENA, drummer of the groups CLOSED POR DERRIBO (tribute to Joaquín Sabina) and LOCA (tribute to Luz Casal)

Tours and concerts

Throughout these years I have performed in the main concert halls of Barcelona, as well as in countless halls and theaters throughout Spain. I have also toured the world with different musical projects.

United Kingdom


Drums and percussion teacher

I teach percussion and drum classes in Barcelona to students of all ages at the Luthier Music School, in Artemisabcn Multiespai Artistic and in my private studio on the premises topmusic.

I have also taught at different music schools: Rock & Clássics (Terrassa), Melomaniaks (Castelldefels), Escuela de Percusión (Madrid) and Cromática Music School (Terrassa), currently at Escola de Música Luthier

Improvisation and musicality for dancers

I am a teacher of musicality and improvisation for dancers in the dance formation at the Luthier Dance School of Barcelona and at the School of Dance Conservatory Coco Comín , applying its own method, designed specifically for tap dancers. This method has been developed from my long experience as a musician in the tap company Tapeplas, the Latin Tap Ensamble of Laia Molins, the company of dancer Sharon Lavi and the dance and percussion company Camut Band.

I have also given classes and workshops at Tap Breizh (France), Tap Florence Festival (Italy), Sole Rebel (UK), Tapeplas (Barcelona), Claquetap (Madrid), Estudio Amor de Dios (Madrid), Magatzem d'arts (Barcelona ), Onemoretap (Madrid), CoMunity Danza (Madrid), Camut Band (Barcelona), Dance Emotion (Barcelona), Steps for Solidarity (Scotland).

Team building activities and events

With more than 20 years of experience, you will have at your disposal a large number and variety of percussion instruments from different origins.

You will learn to get sound out of them, create and enjoy in a group a unique, fun experience full of good energy, where the voice and body movement are also involved.

Intended for group activities for companies, where we will work on the cohesion of work teams, we will enhance leadership and carry out activities by objectives.

Some companies I have worked with


The adventure of continuing to learn every day

After my beginnings as a self-taught musician, my professional career as a drummer and percussionist began to take shape after having been able to study in recognized centers and with great musicians:

Drums with Pablo La Porta (Argentina)
Latin percussion with Enildo Rasúa (Cuba)
African percussion with Mamadou Kane (Senegal) and Ayao Logosse (Togo)
L'AULA de Música Moderna y Jazz del Conservatori Liceu (“Berklee International Network”)
Taller de Músics de Barcelona

From here I would like to thank all of them as well as all the musicians, dancers and great professionals related to this profession with whom I have been lucky enough to work.

Contact me

For concerts, recordings, percussion workshops, classes, or just saying hello

+34 616 06 97 50

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