Dinho Gonçalves has been playing drums and percussion for over 50 years. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in composition, arrangement, and regency. Throughout his career, he has worked with Paul Winter, Patato Valdez, Kenny Burrel, Richard Davies, Willy Bobo, Mustapha Tetey Addy, Felipe Mukenga and Ray Lema. He has also worked and recorded with top Brazilian artists in addition to performing in Europe and South America. Nowadays he leads the Alpha Centaury group and Iyá-Batá. He has given workshop clinics in Italy, Germany, Cuba and Argentine. He is currently teaching drums and percussion classes at Souza Lima Conservatory, and is also the lead percussionist for the band Havana Brazil. Dinho is a busy session man for several studios, and was honored by the Musicians Union of Brazil, awarded with the "Clave" trophy, and received the homage of the Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo State, “Musicians of Brazil.”
Dinho Gonçalves toca bateria e percussão há mais de 50 anos. Formou-se pela Berklee College of Music em composição, arranjo, e regência.Trabalhou c/ Paul Winter, Patato Valdez, Kenny Burrel, Richard Davies, Willy Bobo, Mustapha Tetey Addy, Felipe Mukenga e Ray Lema. Trabalhou e gravou c/ os grandes artistas brasileiros. Tocou na Europa e América do Sul. Lidera hoje o Grupo Alpha Centaury e Iyá-Batá. Fez workshops na Itália, Alemanha, Cuba e Argentina. Hoje leciona no Conservatório Souza Lima. Atualmente trabalha c/ a Banda Havana Brasil, Alpha Centaury e Iyá-Batá. Atua em estúdios e workshops. Foi homenageado pela Ordem dos Músicos do Brasil c/ o troféu "Clave" e recebeu também uma homenagem pela Assembléia Legislativa do Est.de São Paulo, “Músicos do Brasil”.