Mike Shapiro


Music Industry Program

Michael Shapiro has enjoyed a successful thirty-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, Dori Caymmi, and Sergio Mendes with whom he has recorded many albums together including 1993’s Grammy-winning “Brasileiro”, 2006’s Latin Grammy-winning “Timeless” and 2010’s Latin Grammy-winning “Bon Tempo”.

Currently working with the legendary Herb Alpert and wife, singer, Lani Hall, Mike has recorded, co produced and arranged several c.d.’s and toured the U.S. extensively. The last c.d.; Steppin’ Out, earned a Grammy in the best pop instrumental category. 

His movie soundtrack credits include, Shrek the 3rd, Rio, People Like Us, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Should’ve Been Romeo and The Jersey Boys.