The Meretrio was brought together in São Paulo – Brasil, in 2004, as an initiative of Emiliano
Sampaio (guitar and trombone), Gustavo Boni (acoustic and electric bass), and Luis André (drums
and percussion), with the purpose of researching the diversity of popular music.
In 2021, Meretrio releases its 7. album "Choros" playing only Brazilian music!
Meretrio played in important Festivals in Europe, Australia and Brazil such as Bayerisches Jazz
Weekend, Perth Jazz Fest, Fête de la Musique, Jazz´n More, Mikulassky Jazz Festival, SESC Sao
Paulo, Jazz Na Fábrica, and in the famous concert halls Porgy & Bess in Vienna and Sendesaal in
In 2017 Meretrio released the album Óbvio featuring the saxophonist Heinrich Von Kalnein (Jazz Big
Band Graz) in two tracks, which got four stars from the Downbeat Magazine and entered in the list
“Best Albums of the Year”.
In 2019, Meretrio recorded a new project asking the question: would it be possible to mix trombone,
guitar and electronics in a way that the music is also playable in live situations? This was Meretrio´s
main motivation to compose several compositions exploring different colors than the traditional jazz
trio Guitar, Bass and Drums