Airto is a Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist, born on August 5, 1941 in Itaiópolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He has been married to Brazilian vocalist *Flora Purim* since 1972. Their daughter *Diana Moreira* is also a singer.
Known for his exceptional talent and unique style, Airto has made significant contributions to the world of jazz music. His rhythmic skills and innovative approach have earned him a place among the most influential drummers in the genre.
Influenced by his Brazilian roots, Airto's music blends elements of traditional Brazilian rhythms with jazz improvisation. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as *Hermeto Pascoal*, *Joe Farrell*, and *Deodato*. With an extensive discography spanning several decades, Airto continues to captivate audiences worldwide with his energetic performances and masterful percussion work.