Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ana de Ferreira is a working drummer currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana. After visiting friends while on vacation, the Big Easy spoke to Ana because of its lively culture, ubiquitous music scene, and pervasive art found throughout the city.
Since relocating, she has been performing in original and cover bands–playing drums and cajon. Also, Ana occasionally works as a studio musician and freelance musician.
In Brazil, she tended to play with bands that played heavy rock and metal, but, in New Orleans, she has developed a more diverse style, focusing on enhancing the groove of the song to ensure that the rhythm for each individual tune is highlighted properly. With this, Ana feels that she has found her place both in the drumming world, and the world community