Michael Shapiro has enjoyed a successful thirty-plus-year career as a drummer, percussionist, producer and educator. A self-taught musician from Washington D.C., Shapiro has performed with many legendary artists spanning multiple genres. Mike has worked with such noted artists as will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Cole, Macy Gray, Al Jarreau, Toots Thielemans, Frank Gambale, The Yellowjackets, Randy Travis, Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi and Sergio Mendes.
Currently working with the legendary Herb Alpert and wife, singer, Lani Hall, Mike has recorded, co-produced and arranged for several albums. They continue to tour extensively. His movie soundtrack credits include: Shrek the 3rd, Rio, People Like Us, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Jersey Boys, The Peanuts Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales, Despicable Me 3, Pitch Perfect 3, Jumanji and Live Like Line. Michael is currently teaching at UCLA.