Fabio Augustinis

Fabio Augustinis

Drummer, percussionist, educator, composer, and producer Dr. Fabio Augustinis is Assistant Professor of Practice in Commercial Music and Jazz Studies at Texas Tech University. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, Dr. Augustinis served as Lecturer in Jazz Drum Set at The University of Texas at Austin. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and also holds degrees in music from The University of Iowa and State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

Dr. Augustinis was the recipient of the Eleanor Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies in November 2020 at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. Since his graduation from UNICAMP, Dr. Augustinis has recorded around 30 albums and has performed with Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo, Ivan Vilela, Teco Cardoso, Léa Freire, Alexandre Ribeiro, André Marques (Hermeto Pacoal), and others.

In 2012, with the “Rafael de Lima” Quartet, won the nomination for the best original college composition published by the Downbeat Magazine. In the same year, he received an award to present a workshop about Brazilian music at The University of Miami (FL) and in 2015 had the same opportunity, this time at the College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati – OH).

In The United States, he has performed with Jiggs Wigham, Steve Davis, Joe Lovano, Jeff Hellmer, Ernie Watts, Brian Lynch, Melvin Butler, The Des Moines Big Band, Andre Hayward, Mike Sailors, Damani Phillips, Drum Cafe USA, Steven Feifke, Benny Bennack III, and many others.

In the Spring of 2018 Augustinis released his debut album as a composer, entitle Sunrise. The album features all original compositions and arrangements by the drummer. Dr. Augustinis and his groups play extensively throughout Texas (please see “calendar” page). Dr. Augustinis is an endorsing artist for Canopus Drums and Bosphorus Cymbals.





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