Costa S Agord Paulino da Costa, Claude Da Costa, da Costa, P. Da Costa, P. Da Costa Jr., P. DaCostaBorn on May 31, 1948 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paulinho Da Costa is a percussionist and started his career playing in various Brazilian ensembles and samba groups. Arriving in the USA in 1973, Paulinho played in Sergio Mendes' band for four years before becoming one of the most in-demand percussionists of LA's recording studios in the 1980's. He has recorded with Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson (on the multi-platinum trilogy of "Thriller," "Bad" and "Off The Wall"), Madonna, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Krall, Claus Ogerman and countless others. Paulinho Da Costa has also sporadically released solo albums for Pablo Records and A&M Records.