Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion. She co-leads the Brazilian and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano with two albums to their credit. Ami received her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. Her extensive performance and recording credits include theater, television (NBC) and live performances with artists such as Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos Neto, Hamilton de Holanda, Nilson Matta, Romero Lubambo, Jai Uttal, George Duke, John Heard, Teka, John Santos and Michael Spiro. Her percussion curriculum has been used in clinics and education workshops including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Music Center, Young Audiences of Northern California, UFBA Ouro Preto, Brasil, Berkeley Jazz School. Los Angeles Music Academy, California Brazil Camp, Jazz Camp West, etc. She is currently working with Music in Schools Today to create music integration curriculum for SFUSD and also teaches as an AIR at the School of the Arts High School SF.