Arturo Serra studied classical percussion at the Conservatorio Superior de Valencia to, after graduation, dedicate himself to the interpretation of this discipline. His approach to jazz came when he came into contact with the Sedajazz Big Band, and later he studied with great masters such as Gary Burton or Ed Saindon. The mastery he acquired then led him to play with musicians like Jerry Bergonzi, Dick Oatts, Joe Magnarelli, Gregory Hutchinson, Ruben Rogers and some of the most outstanding musicians in Spain such as Roger Más, DeeJay Foster, Perico Sambeat, Chano Domínguez, Albert Bober, Marko Lohikari, Enrique Oliver, Paco Charlín, José Carra, Alberto Palau and David Pastor.
He was the winner of the Getxo Jazz Festival in 1993, and since then he has been participating regularly in numerous national festivals, concerts, jazz seminars, workshops, and conducting jazz improvisation courses around the world. He has been working for years in different ensembles, as well as leading his own group, both quartet, quintet and sextet.
Serra is the leader of several groups with which he has recorded more than a dozen albums, and currently combines performances at numerous festivals with his teaching work as a professor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga and the courses or master classes he teaches throughout Spain.