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Tulio Araujo

Imagine a Pandeiro, absent of drums. Strong thumbs mark the low notes, slaps plays the snare and jingles moving like a cymbal. Welcome to Tulio Araujo's world.

 Tulio is a Brazilian musician, carrying advanced degrees and experience in the fields of Percussion, Music Production and Sound Engineering. He has studied with renowned masters Ian Guest (Hungary), Santiago Reyther (Cuba), Marcos Suzano (Brazil), among others. Through his experimentation and study, he dreamt and effectively conceived a way to merge his main with the improvisation universe that Jazz provides.

 Araujo grew obsessed with metric, rhythmic modulations and polyrhythms

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Thiago Pach

A Brazilian professional actor and singer, Thiago Pach is well known for his strong and versatile tenor voice and for his sensitive performances of an eclectic musical selection that goes from Blues and Jazz songs to the most extraordinary Brazilian popular music repertory. He started his studies in drama when he was fourteen, in O Tablado, a drama school from Maria Clara Machado. At this age he was already strongly involved in theater and music. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on the 30th of June 1983. Music was a big part of his childhood: in his home he has listened to a lot of different kinds of music

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Luiz Santos

The vibrant and joyful music of Luiz Santos, a worldwide artist from New York City USA, will make you feel alive. His brilliant mix of Brazilian percussion, Caribbean, Chamber Music and Jazz as he plays the drums and the piano will fill your heart with hope. Simply put on one of his albums and you'll be sure to feel uplifted and encouraged. What makes the music of this world-class Brazilian drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer so unique and incredibly special? His unparalleled creativity in making music and has been doing so since his childhood. His love of music stems from the passion for music his Brazilian parents had while growing up

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Julia Bomfim

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Julia Bomfim is an exceptional violinist based in Boston, MA. Her unique style combines Classical music and Brazilian music with other South American flavors. Half Argentinian from her mother side and half Brazilian, Julia's energetic and versatile playing have ensured her place in these various musical genres. Born into a family of artists, Julia began her music studies at the age of seven. Inspired and encouraged by her father, the renowned flutist Marcelo Bomfim, the violin became the focal point of her early childhood.  In 2013, she graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) with a Bachelor of Music degree

Ademar

Born in 1948 in Santa Catarina, Brasil. He grew up in Curitiba, Parana, Brasil. Ademar Fonseca is a highly talented brazilian musician with uncommon knowledge of music gained since early age. At age eight he acquired his first acoustic guitar. At age 13 he put together his first band. It was a duo with his brother Ademir on vocal and percussion. As his style developed he continued to perform in bars, musical shows, radio stations, theaters, concert halls, museums and in the most famous carnival in the world. His talent with a variety of musical instruments: upright bass, eletric bass guitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar and vocal, only added to his appeal

Conrado Paulino

Style "...is like an effortless blend of Joe Pass and Baden Powell" [Fabio Carrilho, Violão PRO Magazine, Brazil]
The style of guitarist, composer and arranger Conrado Paulino is an original fusion of three major musical schools. The first one embraces the repertoire of Brazilian music, a universe from which his creative basis takes its shape.
The second one reveals itself in a jazzy influence that becomes conspicuous in its harmonically modern concept and its ample room for improvisation on his arrangements.
The last one is the utilization of classical guitar techniques, notably in his use of arpeggios and counter-melodies

NEWS: RECORDING

Daniela Soledade Wants To Bring Bossa Back

Daniela Soledade Wants To Bring Bossa Back

Daniela Soledade is a new and compelling voice on the Brazilian musical landscape, one both fresh on the ears and blessed with authentically deep roots. Her family line includes her father Paulinho, an artist-producer whose resume includes work with Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil. Delving yet deeper, her grandfather Paulo helped create Brazilian music foundations, writing ...

Daniela Soledade

Daniela Soledade may initially seem like a fresh name in Brazilian music, but the vocalist’s impact immediately strikes a chord as encountered on her bold and subtle debut album, A Moment of You (2019 Blue Line Music Records). A carefully curated set of Bossa Nova gems (while dodging the most obvious choices), Brazilian-ized standards and original songs, created in partnership with producer/guitarist Nate Najar, the album frames the luminous tone and mature interpretive powers of the singer- singing in both English and Portuguese. Beyond the surface and sensory allure of the musical evidence on the album, a legacy-related back story lends added depth to Soledade’s unfolding musical saga- she belongs to a sparkling lineage of great Brazilian artists, ranging from her grandfather Paulo- collaborator with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell and other Brazilian legends- and her father Paulinho, who has worked as producer and partner with Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil

MUSICIAN Born:

Marcos Milagres

His career as a performer on bass and Double Bass is complemented by other areas within the recording and music production. Composer and arranger, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has developed through research and experimentation of the instrument, new ways and techniques of execution, which together with the influence of musical styles from Europe, Africa, North & Latin America; concur to enrich his music. In the scene, he has collaborated with great musicians of international stature such as Hermeto Paschoal, Greg Osby, Tom Coster, Paquito D’Rivera, Adam Rapa, Osmany Paredes, Jovino Santos Neto, Misha Piatigorsky, Robertinho di Paula and Henry Cole. He currently lives in Mexico City, where he has participated in a number of cultural events and festivals with important musicians of  Mexican jazz scene such  as Hector Infanzón, Cris Lobo, Chucho Lopez, Enrique Nery, João Henrique, Elizabeth Meza, Alex Mercado, Roberto “Betuco” Arballo, Victor Patron, to name a few. Marcos in now touring and promoting his new album "Feira" in several venues and festivals with his Trio being accompanied by the best musicians in Mexico City's jazz scene.

MUSICIAN Born:

Tuur Moens

NEW PROJECTS Released in March 2018, ‘Nebula’ is a full album dedicated to the vivid dream Tuur had about the universe and his home town. Full of special and sentimental value for Tuur, the album features Portuguese accordionist João Frade, Brazilian Munir Hossn on bass and acoustic guitar, Belgian Thomas Maasz on the grand piano and Spanish Jorge Pardo, a special guest on the flutes. STYLE & SCENE Most praised for his unique style and unerring consistency as a drummer, Tuur has developed a highly diversified artistic palette ranging from jazz and latin to African and Brazilian music


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