Ricardo Lagomasino

Many Arms and Toshimaru Nakamura


Ricardo Lagomasino has been drumming since the age of 10. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Oberlin Conservatory in 2006. During college, he studied with jazz greats Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Joe Chambers, classical percussionist Michael Rosen, and others.

After finishing college, he started touring throughout North America and Europe with Capillary Action, with whom he recorded their record, So Embarrassing. In 2007, he began touring and recording with Joe Lally, bassist for iconic Washington, DC band Fugazi. He can be heard on Lally’s second record, Nothing is Underrated. For the last six years, Ricardo has co-led Many Arms, a NYC/Philadephia-based power trio, with Nick Millevoi on guitar and Johnny DeBlase on bass. Their last two records were released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Label. In 2013, Ricardo joined the Washington, DC-based, self-described “Compulsively Apologetic Rock Group” Deleted Scenes as a full-time member to record their latest album, Lithium Burn. He is currently touring with them in support of it.

As a session drummer, Ricardo has recorded and performed with Lushlife, Buried Beds, George Korein, Norwegian Arms, Split Red, and many others. He lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and two cats.
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