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Emiliano Sampaio: We Have a Dream

Read "We Have a Dream" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

The worlds of classical and jazz frequently intersect. Composers such as Igor Stravinsky and George Gershwin are known for incorporating jazz motifs into their work. In contrast, compositions by such jazz artists as Duke Ellington and The Modern Jazz Quartet often show the influence of classical music. With We Have a Dream, Brazilian guitarist and composer, Emiliano Sampaio offers a fresh collection of jazz works, unmistakably inspired by classical music.Sampaio earned a music degree in Brazil, and later ...


Emiliano Sampaio: Rising Transatlantic Star

Read "Emiliano Sampaio: Rising Transatlantic Star" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger

In 2013, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach and to work on a research project at the Kunstuniversität Graz ("University of the Arts in Graz"). I taught a first-year course in jazz theory that was really a delight. These students were already extremely accomplished performers and composers. About half of the class was comprised of students from China, the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic, and other countries. One of those students was Emiliano Sampaio, a Brazilian trombonist ...

Album Review

Emiliano Sampaio: Music for Large Ensembles Vol II

Read "Music for Large Ensembles Vol II" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Emiliano Sampaio is a guitarist from Brazil who is currently headquartered in Graz, Austria. His basic band is a three-piece unit called Meretrio which also serves as the foundation of a nonet he calls Mereneu Project. The tracks on this CD are music he has composed for different expanded versions of this large group, one with strings, one adding French horn, oboe and harp and one, a full blown big band with seventeen musicians. In all these groups, ...


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