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Meretrio & Mereneu Project

The Mereneu Project was brought together in São Paulo - Brazil, in 2004, as an initiative of the musicians Emiliano Sampaio (guitar), Gustavo Boni (bass), and Luis André (drums), with the purpose of researching the diversity of popular music. Since its inception, the group has consistently explored the creativity in instrumental music, developing a work that mix Brazilian rhythms, jazz elements and chamber music approach. The trio recorded its first album in late 2007, comprised exclusively of original tunes, and release other 4 albums until last year. In 2012, the trio moved to Graz, Austria, to make the Master course in one of the best jazz schools in Europe (KUG) and invited 6 top musicians from many countries to record a new project as a nonet called “Mereneu Project”. The nonet has already played in many festivals around Europe, as Most Jazz Fest 2014, Lamantin Jazz Festival (Hungary), Graz Jazz Nacht 2014, Jazz Redoute 2014, Jazz Werkstatt 2013, Kug Redoute Festival 2013, and many Jazz clubs from Austria.

Awards

Composition Commission – 2015 Big Band composition for the Croatian Radio Jazz Orchestra (HRT Big Band) Downbeat Student Award – 2015 Jazz soloist outstanding performance (electric guitar) Downbeat Student Award – 2015 Outstanding original composition for large jazz ensemble (composition “Vienna”) Conductor of HR Frankfurt Big Band – 2014 Guest conductor for the Fresh Sounds Project with his own compositions. Graz Jazz Composition Contest 3rd Prize in the with the composition “Paris”. Downbeat Student Award – 2014 Mereneu Project - “Best Small Jazz Combo 2014”.


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Downbeat Magazine about “Mega Mereneu Project” (2015) ”His music is complex and beautiful. He is a “tourist” with a ticket to great things. “

Michael Abene (2015) ”He is one of the few young arrangers that is not afraid to show a sense of humor in his writing”.

Ed Partyka about “Mereneu Project” (2014) “…Emiliano Sampaio and his Mereneu Project have created something very special with this recording, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.”

All About Jazz about the track “Pe de Moca” (2012) “What a lovely track. The choppiness of the opening guitar notes leads into a languid ballad that gets more dreamy as it goes along

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Maria Schneider
composer/conductor
Bob Brookmeyer
trombone
Gil Evans
composer/conductor
Egberto Gismonti
guitar, acoustic
Joshua Redman
saxophone

Albums

Tourists

Sessionwork Records
2015

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Mereneu Project

Sessionwork Records
2014

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The Forbidden Dance

Sessionwork Records
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Wrong and Beautiful

From: The Forbidden Dance
By Meretrio & Mereneu Project

The Forbidden Dance

From: The Forbidden Dance
By Meretrio & Mereneu Project

Die Posaune

From: The Forbidden Dance
By Meretrio & Mereneu Project

Mereneu Sings in the Rain

From: The Forbidden Dance
By Meretrio & Mereneu Project

Solman

From: Mereneu Project
By Meretrio & Mereneu Project

Miedo del Oscuro

From: Mereneu Project
By Meretrio & Mereneu Project

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