Billy Ponzio is an brazilian jazz drummer that produced an album in 2013 honoring living pioneers of traditional in Brazil. Names as Hector Costita, Tito Martino, André Busic, among other exponents of this style of music.
Born March 2, 1976, began playing at age 13, taking lessons from the great master Percio Sapia in CLAM.
At 16, followed by studying the self-taught.
Integrated the power trio of Brazilian progressive rock Turtles Sharks & Beavers, and Scottish Link Pipe Band, where he participated as percussionist of a pipe festival in Glasgow.
In 2004 began playing on Tito Martino Jazz Band Jazz for 8 years, and participated Tv's shows, jazz festival in Portugal and important concerts in São Paulo (including a great show with John Pizzarelli and Tito Martino Jazz Band).
On december 19, 2012 began the recording process of the album "Jazz Pioneers".
Drummer influences: Jo Jones, Sid Catlett, Gene Krupa, Shelly Manne, Vernel Fournier, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Morello, Ray Bauduc, Paul Motian, Kenny Clarke.