Meet the Artist
Igor Willcox, born on January 6, 1981, in the city of São Paulo, is a sought-after drummer and composer with a notable musical heritage that spans several generations. Son of Paulo César Willcox, a respected conductor, arranger, pianist, and vibraphonist, and Sonia Willcox, a talented singer, Igor found his greatest artistic influence within his own family.
From an early age, Igor Willcox demonstrated exceptional talent for the drums, starting to play at the age of 14 in 1995. He had the opportunity to study with renowned teachers such as Alexandre Faccas and the renowned Swiss drummer Jojo Mayer, who contributed to his musical and technical development.
Throughout his career, Igor has had the privilege of collaborating with an impressive list of national and international artists. His musical contribution includes recordings and performances alongside names such as Jimmie Bo Horn, Guilherme Arantes, Família Lima, Sandy & Junior, Anitta, Daniela Mercury, Patrícia Marx, Rappin Hood, Fernanda Porto, Frejat, Banda Sta Maria, Cecilia Stalin, Izzy Gordon, Gary Brown, Kenny Brown, Placa Luminosa, and many others.
In the instrumental music scene, Igor Willcox has had the privilege of playing and recording with great names in jazz and Brazilian music. His drumming skills led him to collaborate with renowned musicians such as Bocato, Tony Lakatos, Kwak Yoonchan, Frank Colon (Weather Report), Carlos Tomati, Michel Leme, Marcinho Eiras, Michael Pipoquinha, Arismar and Thiago do Espírito Santo, Fernando Rosa, Sandro Haick, Mauricio Fernandes, Mauro Hector, Zerró Santos, Walmir Gil, Erik Escobar, Decebal Badila, Lanny Gordin, Rubem Farias, Zé Canuto, Bruno Alves, Glecio Nascimento, Saulo Martins, Vini Morales, Wagner Barbosa, Daniel Santiago, Marcelo Coelho, Rodrigo Ursaia, and many others.
His notable musical contribution is not limited to Brazil only. As a sought-after drummer, Igor Willcox has had the privilege of recording for international artists in various countries such as the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, China, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Israel, South Africa, Lithuania, and many others.