USA / San Francisco / California
Ami Molinelli Co-leads the Brazilian and jazz Grupo Falso Baiano
Exclusive Latin Percussion (LP) artist & Rhythm Tech
Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion.
She co-leads the Brazilian and Jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano with three albums to their credit: “Depois” released in 2017, “Simplicidade – Live at Yoshi’s” and “Viajando em Choro e Jazz.”
Grupo Falso Baiano
Have been featured on NPR’s the California Report, Radio Latina and Pandora LIVE!.
Ami received her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. Her performance and recording credits include theater, television (NBC). She is a freelance performing artist as well.
She is endorsed by Latin Percussion (LP) and Rhythm Tech.
Her percussion curriculum has been used and published in clinics and education workshops including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The San Francisco Jazz Center, Los Angeles Music Center, Music in Schools Today, Young Audiences of Northern California, UFBA Ouro Preto, Brasil, HeadStart (San Mateo County), Los Angeles Music Academy, California Brazil Camp, Jazz Camp West, etc.
Her curriculum, “Recycled Rhythm” was created for her artist residency of 7 years at the Los Angeles Music Center.
Currently Ami is a music integration and curriculum specialist with organizations such as The San Francisco Jazz Center, Living Jazz and San Francisco Unified School District.
- Francisco Aguabella “El Tamborero de Cuba” Bravo and Virtuoso Percussionist of Afro-Cuban Ritual Music - May 31, 2023
- The legacy of Leopoldo Pineda, the ambassador of the trombone in La Maquinaria Fania All Stars - May 31, 2023
- Mayito Rivera “El Poeta de la Rumba” was the distinctive voice of Los Van Van de Cuba - May 31, 2023