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Sergio Pereira

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I started playing acoustic guitar (violao) at the age of 8 years old, influenced by my older brother who played the guitar and helped me with my first chords. I have also been influenced by the music of bossa- nova giants at the time such as Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Joao Donato, Marcus Valle and many more. Growing up in Rio in the 60’s and 70’s has contributed tremendously to the energy, groove and rhythms reflected in my music today.

Moving to New York in the 80’s has motivated me to, not only continuing playing the guitar, but to further enhance my knowledge of music and the guitar itself, hence I started to study with some of the jazz greats including Chuck Wayne, Sal Salvador, Alex Adrian, Hui Cox and Joe Carter. Since the beginning of the 90’s I have been travelling the world, playing with different bands and at various venues in many different countries in Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

Album

Finesse

Label: Sedajazz Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: White Lion; Morning Mist; Samba de Outono; Finesse; Quase; Give Me Five; Desfilando a Vitória; Let it Out; Frio Lugar; Dreamsville.

Album

Imaginary Road

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Waiting for the Sky; Neo Funk; I See Stars; La Liaison; Midnight Runner; Broken River; Seven Miles Road; It’s Happening; Somewhere East; Imaginary Road.

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Waiting for the Sky

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 3:45

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Article: Album Review

Reza Khan: Imaginary Road

Read "Imaginary Road" reviewed by Jack Bowers


To impartially assess Imaginary Road, Bangladeshi-raised, New York-based guitarist Reza Khan's sixth album, it is best to lay aside as best one can his disposition for or against what could reasonably be labeled “smooth jazz" and start from there. Is the music melodically and rhythmically likeable? Yes, it is. Are the musicians technically able? Yes, they ...

Album

Nu Brasil

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Down South; East River; Arpoador; Greta; Nu Brasil; Per Te; Sambinha; Trem do Tempo; 14 Clicks Away; Lascia Stare.

Album

Swingando

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Chega Ai; Let It Out; My Girls; Leblon; Swingando; Ela; Spring.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Latin Jazz Roundup: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Terceto Kali, Will Jarvis, Livio Almeida, & Sergio Pereira

Read "Latin Jazz Roundup: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Terceto Kali, Will Jarvis, Livio Almeida, & Sergio Pereira" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


A wide variety of recent Latin jazz releases. Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and flamenco influences are all represented. Mike Freeman ZonaVibe Blue Tjade VOF Recordings 2015 Vibraphonist Mike Freeman leads his ZonaVibe group through an exciting program of Latin jazz originals on his sixth album as leader. The title tune ...


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