Samuel Quinto Feitosa, FRSA (born September 5, 1973) is a Brazilian pianist of jazz, pop, gospel, and classical music, as well a music producer, composer, arranger, educator, and writer who has lived in Portugal since 2004. Quinto grew up in Salvador, where he developed his art mainly on piano.
Samuel Quinto was born in Belém, Pará, but grew up in Salvador, Bahia. From the age of seven, he developed his musical talent by virtue of contact with the piano through the gospel, accompanied Baptist Church who attended during childhood with his family in Salvador. Then Samuel took the first steps on piano in the family home, always without accompanying teachers, and developed his piano skills learning also, as an autodidact, harmony, reading and writing music and orchestration, musical composition, arranging for the church choir, which starts playing as a pianist at age 12.
Samuel Quinto published his first CD "Latin Jazz Thrill" in 2007, in Portugal, with trio formation (Bass, Piano and Drums), which forms the core of his repertoire at various festivals and concerts during the years 2007 and 2008 in Portugal, and during his 2008 tour in which shows in cities like Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Heilbronn, Liege and Limoges; plus a special concert held in Salvador in partnership with the Catholic University of Salvador in June 2008. His compositions are used at the University of Porto (ESMAE) in undergraduate degree in Jazz, as study material in training Jazz students.
The second CD entitled "Salsa 'n Jazz", containing eight original compositions by Samuel Quinto, and the standard Stella by Starlight, is launched in June 2009 with a concert in the city of Oporto, and concomitant release of his new tour, even more comprehensive, which passed through Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands and England. In this second work, Samuel was accompanied by another Brazilian, classical training, Marcos Borges on bass and Manuel Santiesteban, Cuban, graduated in drums in Havana, Cuba.
Founded the first course of Latin Jazz at Jazz School North, Porto - first professional school of Jazz accredited in Portugal and one in the Iberian Peninsula to have the course Instrumentalist Professional Jazz until then. In addition to being invited to be the artistic director of one of the most traditional jazz Portuguese clubs, B-flat.
Samuel has also been invited to conduct workshops in the field of Jazz, Latin Jazz Composition and Arrangement both in Brazil and in Europe. But his musical talent is not just to jazz, having just been ballet body pianist, began to develop the scholarly side until then asleep in his music. Inspired by great composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and others, initiated compositions to accompany the ballet on spectacles, as well as for orchestra and choir.