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Emiliano Sampaio

The Guitarist, trombonist, conductor, arranger and composer, born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1984, studied music firstly at the University of Campinas and develops his Doctoral Research nowadays with focus on the use of improvisation for large Jazz Symphonic Orchestra at the University of Music and Performing Art of Graz. Ways of interaction between people has become a central question of his work, developing ways of using music to contribute for more fulfilling life as musician.

Emiliano released eleven albums as bandleader with his trio, his nonet and his own big band and his music was played in important Brazilian and European jazz clubs and festivals. In 2020 the new album “Music for Large Ensembles Vol II” is being released with works for larger groups involving string orchestra, classical percussion, oboe and harp in combination with jazz ensembles.

As conductor, arranger and composer, he has worked with the Metropole Orkest (Holland), HR Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Lungau Big Band (Salzburg), Wayjo (Perth), Fete Huppe (Hannover), Big Band & the Vocals (Copenhagen), HRT Croatian Radio Band, Uni Jazz Orchestra (Regensburg), Graz Composers Orchestra, Mere Bigband, Soundscape and Speaking Jazz Big Band (Sao Paulo), Badi Assad, Dominguinhos, Trombone Quartet of Campinas, Orquestra Experimental de Sao Carlos (Brazil) and others.

Emiliano won many prizes for his work such wnbeat Student Awards” in the categories “Best Small Jazz Combo”, “Jazz Soloist”, “Outstanding Original Composition foas "Dor Large Jazz Ensemble”, “Outstanding Arrangement for Large Jazz Ensemble” and 3rd Prize in the Jazz Comp Graz Composition Contest.


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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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"Seine Bigband ist sensationell, es gibt keine Schwachstelle." Concerto Magazin (Austria, 2019) „Irgendwie wird man den Eindruck nicht los, hier bewerbe sich wer für die Erste Liga der Top-Arrangeure.“ Fono Forum (Germany, 2019) "Emiliano has created an exceptional collection of original compositions. Beautifully performed and produced, both ensembles bring to life the work of a passionate young composer who is developing a unique and expressive voice. His influences come from many sources within the jazz tradition as well as a wider sphere of contemporary music; Emiliano clearly has the mastery of craft and respect for these traditions to be able to absorb these elements to create something that is his own" Dr

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

20 Years

Sessionwork Records
2024

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deeLinde & Emiliano...

Sessionwork Records
2024

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We Have a Dream

Alessa Records Jazz & Art
2022

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Music for Large...

Sessionwork Records
2020

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Music for Small and...

Sessionwork Records
2019

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Passagem

Natango Music
2019

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Der Obere Fuzini

From: deeLinde & Emiliano Sampaio
By Emiliano Sampaio

Bahia

From: 20 Years
By Emiliano Sampaio

Popping, Chopping and More

From: We Have a Dream
By Emiliano Sampaio

Between Dances

From: We Have a Dream
By Emiliano Sampaio

Balada para Brumadinho

From: Music for Large Ensembles Vol II
By Emiliano Sampaio

Afrika

From: Music for Large Ensembles Vol II
By Emiliano Sampaio

Mr. Tappler

From: Music for Large Ensembles Vol II
By Emiliano Sampaio

Music for Large Ensembles Vol II

From: Music for Large Ensembles Vol II
By Emiliano Sampaio

Solo for Zagreb

From: Music for Small and Large...
By Emiliano Sampaio

The Groove

From: Music for Small and Large...
By Emiliano Sampaio

Music for Small and Large Ensembles

From: Music for Small and Large...
By Emiliano Sampaio

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