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Emiliano Sampaio

In 2019, Emiliano Sampaio released two new albums: his double CD called “Music for Small and Large Ensemble” and a quartet recorded by Meretrio featuring Heinrich Von Kalnein (from the Jazz Big Bang Graz). His last albums got amazing reviews and entered in the list “Best Albums of the Year 2017” from Downbeat Magazine.

The Guitarist, trombonist, conductor, arranger and composer, born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1984, studied music in the University of Campinas and develops his Doctoral Research nowadays with focus on the use of improvisation for large Jazz Symphonic Orchestra at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.

Emiliano released eight 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.

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

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In 2019, Emiliano Sampaio released two new albums: his double CD called “Music for Small and Large Ensemble” and a quartet recorded by Meretrio featuring Heinrich Von Kalnein (from the Jazz Big Bang Graz). His last albums got amazing reviews and entered in the list “Best Albums of the Year 2017” from Downbeat Magazine. The Guitarist, trombonist, conductor, arranger and composer, born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1984, studied music in the University of Campinas and develops his Doctoral Research nowadays with focus on the use of improvisation for large Jazz Symphonic Orchestra at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz. Emiliano released eight 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. As conductor, arranger and composer, he has worked with the Metropole Orkest (Holland), HR Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Fete Huppe (Hannover), Big Band & the Vocals (Copenhagen), HRT Croatian Radio Band, Regensburg University Jazz Orchestra, Graz Composers Orchestra, Mere Big Band (Sao Paulo), Soundscape (Sao Paulo), Badi Assad, Dominguinhos, Trombone Quartet of Campinas, Orquestra Experimental de Sao Carlos (Brazil) and others

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Back to Brazil: Part Three

Read "Back to Brazil: Part Three" reviewed by Mark Holston

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 A singer who needs no introduction, Eliane Elias sculpts a predictably sensual soundscape on Love Stories (Concord). The nine-track project features a string orchestra and lush arrangements by Rob Mathes, unobtrusive rhythm section chores by a cadre of Brazilian percussionists, and the steady hand of bassist ...

Back to Brazil: Part One

Read "Back to Brazil: Part One" reviewed by Mark Holston

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The recent passing of Brazilian music icon João Gilberto at the age of 88 invites us to reflect on the music revolution he was influential in sparking over six decades ago. The singer and guitarist, partnering with composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, announced the arrival of a ...

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Ana Mazzotti: Sao Paulo Sound

Ana Mazzotti: Sao Paulo Sound

Brazil in the 1974 was a country of joy and pain. The military had taken control in a coup 10 years earlier and would rule with harsh anti-communist rule until 1985. Strangely, the dictatorship reached the height of its popularity in the 1970s with sizable economic growth known as the “Brazilian Miracle." But prosperity came with ...

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Rodrigo Simoes

Rodrigo Simões is a Brazilian musician and composer who has been living in Quebec - Canada. Through his musical creations, he shares a distinctive style that oscillates between Brazilian music and jazz improvisation. His international career has taken him through China, Australia, Paraguay and the United States, in addition to his native country – Brazil – and his adopted country – Canada. Early on in his musical career, this guitarist and mandolinist has already collaborated with great artists in Brazil (Elza Soares, Carlos Malta, Paulinho da Viola, Dominguinhos, Zeca Baleiro and Paulo Moska) and in Canada (Bill McBirnie, Joel Miller, Flavia Nascimento, Alex Lefaivre, Sonia Jonhson and Jean-Pierre Zanella)

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Back to Brazil: Part Two

Read "Back to Brazil: Part Two" reviewed by Mark Holston

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part Two of this series on recent Brazilian-influenced releases continues with further discussion of the Samba Jazz genre. The style's heyday, from the early to mid-1960s, produced what Brazilian music critics consider to be landmark recordings. The early champions of the instrumental and more jazz-oriented version ...

MUSICIAN Born:

André Peloso

André Peloso, nascido em São Paulo começou a tocar violão na adolescência, primeiramente com aulas particulares e tocando informalmente com os amigos. Entre 2004 e 2008 cursou e concluiu o curso de guitarra Fusion com o professor Mozart Mello no IG&T (Instituto de Guitarra e Tecnologia). Nessa época iniciou suas atuações profissionais: bandas de baile (Bili Pamx, Nautiluss, San Marco), free-lancer, acompanhando o cantor de samba-jazz Rafael Zolko e casas noturnas de São Paulo. De 2008 a 2011 cursou e concluiu o curso de Bacharelado em Música na Faculdade Cantareira com especialização em guitarra

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Brazilian Pianist / Composer Abelita Mateus Releases "Mixed Feelings" on August 1st

Brazilian Pianist / Composer Abelita Mateus Releases "Mixed Feelings" on August 1st

From São Paulo to New York City.... Everybody Loves Samba! Featuring Guitarist Romero Lubambo, Bassist Peter Slavov and more! “A mixture of excitement, sadness, 'saudades', happiness, failure, regret, luck- all of the things I was feeling at the time are in my music. I lived in Brazil for the first 30 years of my ...


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