I am Sami, a musician/writer from Finland, who got injected doses of Brazilian rhythms while asleep as a baby. I started my drumming as a timpanist in a symphonic orchestra at the age of 10, played my first bossa nova jamming Garota de Ipanema at 14 and started working professionally playing samba in restaurants (and Finnish dance music in dance halls!) when 19. Now happily living in the wonderful land of Groove. Would like to thank (besides mum & dad) Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Sting and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to name a few.


When I am not drumming I am enjoying life in its many forms. Dancing, singing, writing or hanging out with friends. Once in a while I do massage therapy or write on article about the ever-changing planet Earth and the winds of globalisation. And yes, whenever possible I enjoy good food.