Biography - GIULIANO PEREIRA
Like many contemporary improvising musicians, saxophonist Giuliano Pereira is the archetypal global citizen. He left his native Brazil in the late 90s, resided in New York and Madrid before finally settling in London in 2009. He has also performed in Canada, Portugal, Angola, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bulgaria, Bahrain and Sweden.
In Brazil, he trained at the Carlos de Campos de Tatui Conservatoire where his tutors included Claudio Leal [harmony] and David Richards [Improvisation]. In addition to this formal musical education, Pereira began to perform and record studio sessions, exploring and developing his own style. In 1997 he moved to in New York where he pursued intensive studies with the saxophone virtuoso Dave Liebman.
After returning to Brazil where he continued to play with and arrange for numerous jazz artists, Pereira headed to Europe, eager for a change of scene. He settled in Madrid in 2007 and began collaborating with acclaimed artists such as The Spanish National Jazz Orchestra and Jorge Pardo, known first and foremost for his work with flamenco legend Paco De Lucia and jazz great Chick Corea.
Hailing from a musical family in Brazil, Pereira has devoted himself to creating his own unique compositional signature and a style of performance that reflects a fusion of global influences, from western jazz to traditional Brazilian folk music.