Claudio was Born in Rio de Janeiro .He started playing the drums and various percussion instruments when he was 7.
At age of 10 , he was invited to join CLAUDIO NUCCI and ZE RENATO in a tour to the United States and South America
He began his studies on theory at Villa Lobos Institute and later had private lessons with BOB WYATT.
He has already played with LEO GANDELMAN, IVAN LINS, DJAVAN, LULU SANTOS, ED MOTTA, MARISA MONTE, B.B. KING, SHEILA E and BILLY COBHAM among others.
In 1985, he signed with Warner to join KID ABELHA, remaining with the group until 1988. During this period, they received 3 gold records.
In the last five years, Claudio has taken part in tour's with, NEY MATOGROSSO, MARISA MONTE and SIMONE, having performed around 300 shows.
His vast experience in studio has brought him many invitations to produce the records of artists such as TARYN SZPILMAN, CASSIO TUCUNDUVA, LILA SHAKTI, PURUSHATRAYA SWAMI and soundtracks for programs in the SPORTV channel, namely, "SURF ADVENTURES", "4X4",and "SECRET SPOTS".
Claudio was ranked the top one drummers in Brazil by the magazine Modern Drummer in 2006.
Recently he has been involved in the divulgation of his second cd "TEMPO" and also with his previous "INFANTE". He has been traveling around Brazil and abroad, playing with RITA LEE. Claudio combines many activities: Besides being in JORGE VERCILLO band and TARYN SZPILMAN Band, he also gives courses and workshops on drums and percussion throughout the world.