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Gustavo Assis-Brasil

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Based in Boston, USA, Gustavo Assis-Brasil began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attended the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, to get his bachelor in classical guitar in 1995. During those years, he worked as a studio musician, private teacher and played with some important bands and projects (Nocet, Bichofolha duo w/Guilherme Barros) In 1995 he was featured in Guitar Player Magazine - USA (Spotlight session). In 1999 he got a full scholarship to get his Master Degree In Jazz at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. His main teachers were Mick Goodrick (Gary Burton Quartet, Pat Metheny), Wayne Krantz (Leni Stern, Steely Dan, Michael Brecker), Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Dave Fiucsynski (Screaming Headless Torsos), Rick Peckham, Larry Baione, and the South Indian ‘guru’ Prasanna

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News: Award / Grant

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Wins First Place In Instrumental Category For 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Wins First Place In Instrumental Category For 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

Guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil song “Gee,” from his critically acclaimed new album Chromatic Dialogues, has won First Place in the Instrumental category for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)! There were over 16,000 entries from 137 countries! Says Gustavo, “I'm very honored and thrilled to accept this award, and this prize serves as a confirmation that ...

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News: Recording

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Releases New Album - "Chromatic Dialogues"

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Releases New Album - "Chromatic Dialogues"

Much to the anticipation of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil has released a new album Chromatic Dialogues! The tracks were conceived and recorded in jny: Boston, jny: Los Angeles, and jny: Pittsburgh during the Fall of 2015, and brought to Grammy winner engineer Dave Darlington for mixing and mastering at Bass Hit Studios, jny: New ...

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Article: Album Review

Mozik: Mozik

Read "Mozik" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Co-led by Berklee graduates keyboardist Gilson Schachnik and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli (best-known for his work with pianist Hiromi Uehara), Mozik's self-titled debut CD features the sort of fusion-tinged Brazilian jazz made popular a couple of decades ago by artists such as Airto Moreira, Azymuth, and Egberto Gismonti. Playing a program comprised largely of classic Antonio Carlos ...

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Gustavo Assis-Brasil "In Concert"

Label: Anamaria Records
Released: 2008

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Article: Film Review

Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert

Read "Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Gustavo Assis-Brasil In Concert Abstract Logix 2008 There is much to be said for presenting material live as opposed to recorded in a studio, particularly if improvisation is at the core of a group; pianist Keith Jarrett's trio has been doing this to great effect for years. On ...

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Article: Film Review

Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert

Read "Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Gustavo Assis-Brasil Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert Abstract Logix 2008 With a sophisticated tone that's suffused with warmth and complemented by razor-sharp technique but, more significantly, the ability to play with emotion, guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil makes his sound and presence known on this eponymous DVD/CD combo.

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Article: Book Review

Hybrid Picking For Guitar

Read "Hybrid Picking For Guitar" reviewed by Ben McDonnell


Hybrid Picking For Guitar Gustavo Assis-Brasil Paperback; 128 pages ISBN: 0977439801 Self-Published 2006 Hybrid Picking For Guitar is a book and CD set which helps the diligent reader rapidly unlock the potential of this seldom discussed technique. Boston-based guitarist and educator Gustavo ...


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