HP NEW YORK, Barbara Mendes


Percussion, Jews Harp, Vibes, Marimba, Guitar and Voice


Master Degree in Percussion Manhattan School of Music, 1994
Bachelor in Percussion at Sao Paulo State University, 1990

Mauro was born in Santa Catarina, state in the south of Brazil and came to New York in 1992 to take his Master Degree in Percussion.
After graduating from Manhattan School of Music in 1994, Mauro started performing and recording with many artists in town.
In 1993, he wrote and performed music for two Off Broadway productions at the UBU Rep. Theater.
In 1994, he was part of David Byrnefs INCONSTANTMOTION World Tour.
In 1995 he was one of the soundtrack composers of the Metro Goldwin
Meyer film entitled g Angels & Insects hdirected by Philip Hass.
Since 1996 he is one of the World famous LOUNGE LIZARDS BAND leaded by John Lurie, which in 1999 will be commemorating 20 years of existence.
In 1997 he recorded his solo CD entitled gSEVEN WAVESh released by MA recordings in Japan and Europe.
Mauro has been performing with many artists within USA and abroad.


They Might Be Giants (1998)
Red + Hot + Lisbon (1998)
Laurell (1998)
Dominique Dalcan (1998)
John Lurie (1998)
Monopuff (1997)
Bebel Gilberto - Japan (1997)
Michael Leonhart (1996)
Marcelo Zarvos (1996/98)
SKIZM (1996)
Patricia Marx (1995)
David Byrne (1994)


Clay Pigeons (1998)
NBC Amercican Dream (1998)
Excess Baggage (1997)
The Player (1997)
Office Killer (1996)
Box of Moonlights (1996)