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MUSICIAN Born:

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

MUSICIAN Born:

Mark Alban Lotz

Flutist, Improvisor, Composer Mark Lotz is more than just a big voice in the European jazz scene. He is at the forefront of jazz, classical and World Music and is obviously enjoying every minute of it! (Tomas Pena, Jazz.com & Latin Jazz Network) Raised in Thailand, Uganda and Germany Marks appetite for musical adventures takes him all over the globe ever since. This spans an arc of collaborations with not only in jazz but also world music, theater, performance art, visual arts, film, dance and Vj. As veracious improviser and composer Lotz is transporting his fascinating horn into new areas of cutting edge contemporary music. His personal language combines esthetics and techniques of contemporary and classical music with the virility of jazz

Gottfried Di Franco

Gottfried di Franco stands for a kaleidoscopical, meaningful and euphoric musical language. With their compositions saxophonist Stefan Gottfried and guitars Gabriele di Franco create besides through composed passages as much space as possible for creativity, spontaneous joy of playing and improvisation and hold up these immanent values in jazz far from shallow instrumental virtuosity. Stylistically, they meander subtly between their idols Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Lee Konitz, an admiring fascination for impressionistic music and their naive curiosity for free improvised music. Gottfried and di Franco combine their musical ideas, their visions as well as their stories which are being told out of the perspective of two young aspiring musicians who perceive the world with wide-opened eyes. Since they got to know each other musically in Vienna more than three years ago

Music From Europe

Label: ESP Disk
Released: 2008
Track listing: Assemblage (Suite dedicated to Wolfgang Kopetsch); Heroicredolphysiognomystery; Make Love Not War to Everybody (Piece in 4 Parts).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gunter Hampel Group: Music From Europe

Read "Music From Europe" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Gunter Hampel (vibraphone, bass clarinet and flute) grew up studying German folk and European classical music. When he was eight he heard Louis Armstrong and jazz for the first time. Though he did not understand a word of English, he felt Armstrong communicating with him. This had an indelible influence and Hampel went on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gunter Hampel Group: Music From Europe

Read "Music From Europe" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Although it is simply called Music From Europe, the Gunter Hampel Group's first foray into America in 1966, could well have joined the ranks of several early (1950s) recordings by MJQ or John Lewis and Dizzy Gillespie's Perceptions (Verve, 1961) as one of those earliest examples of where the musical cultures of classical Europe and jazz ...


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