"Music so good, you probably won't like it."

-Les Claypool

WHo is this guy?


The man, the myth, the pseudo-italian legend, Mike Papagni is an accomplished drummer of latin, jazz and rock styles.

Since first learning drums in 1998, Mike has performed for thousands of people across the US with various artist and bands, including, but not limited to, Sexual Jedi, Chuff Puppy, Interstellar Galacticator, and Obliques.

He has also been fortunate to perform all over the world with his widely successful bossa nova band, NOVA.

Currently, Mike is investing his creativity in two main projects, NOVA and Obliques, playing and composing for both bands. Additionally, Mike composes and edits music for film, TV and video games.

Mike teaches drums out of his studio in Lincoln Heights. Check out his reviews on Yelp and schedule a lesson via email at me@mikepapagni.com.


Mike proudly endorses TAYE drums and Bosphorus Cymbals.