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MP3 Luiz Santos - Chamber Jazz

High Energy Creative Quartet traveling through Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, World, Chamber Jazz Flavors.

10 MP3 Songs in this album (51:26) !
Related styles: LATIN: Brazilian Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz Fusion

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CHAMBER JAZZ, Copyright 2000 by Luiz Santos (all rights reserved).

Luiz Santos: Drums
Humberto Mirabelli: Electric Guitar
Fernando Rosa: Electric Bass
Fernando Trocado: Flute and Saxophones

Luiz Santos was born in the USA and grew up in a musical household. Both of his brazilian parents were passionate for music and inspired in Luiz a love for different rhythms. When he started playing drums at the age of 9, Luiz demonstrated talent well beyond his years.

While living in Rio De Janeiro, at age of 13, he started playing professionally with older musicians exploring various musical styles. Having developed his own capacity for variety, Luiz started performing with Eduardo Duzek all over Brazil, performing and recording television series for ‘Globo Network playing drums and piano.

Luiz Santos played with well known studio musicians like bassist Arthur Maia(Gilberto Gil,Ivan Lins,Djavan,Caetano Veloso,Gal Costa,Leny Andrade), keyboarder William Magalhaes(Banda Black Rio,Paralamas do sucesso), guitarist Heitor T. P.(Simply Red), Paulinho Guitarra(Tim Maia), Marcelo Frisieiro(Neil Young),Alex Rocha,Claudio Zolli(Tim Maia, Ed Motta) among others.
Then Luiz Santos played with ‘Hermeto Pascoal Group’.

However, Luiz was not content just performing. His growing passion for music propelled him to become self taught instrumentalist and composer using piano, drums and percussion.

Luiz started composing and arranging full orchestral pieces, combining typical Jazz sounds with Classical and Brazilian percussion and creating unique flavors of music. He also wrote compositions for everything from Jazz to Contemporary Classical, Modern Music to String Quartets.

Luiz did tours in Europe several times, when he was invited to play with ''Brazil Fusion'' in Zurich, Switzerland, creating a new style that is active till this very day. From there, he performed throughout Europe, lending his talents to a number of musical projects and bands in Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Luxemburg and Italy.


- Switzerland
''Brazil Fusion'' - Luiz Santos - drums: Eduardo Souza - bass; Edgar Wilson - piano. Special Guest Omri Ziegler on Sax
Opening concerts with ‘Brazil Fusion’ for Alphonse Mouzon, Larry Coryell, Wolfgang Schimidt, Michael Urbaniak/Ursula Dudziak.
Luiz played piano on Alphonse Mouzon''s drum clinic.
Performing with ‘Kuno Schmid Group’
Also with Coqui Reca ‘El Calefon’ Latin Jazz - Flamenco Band on Latin percussion
Shows with singer Diana Miranda in Lausanne and Geneva

France, Holland, Belgium and Germany -
On drums touring with ‘Bireli Lagrene Quartet and Trio’ with Jan Jankeye on bass

- Greece -
Shows with ‘Copa Rio’ show in Athens

- Norway and Sweden
Performed with ‘The Hakon Graf Group’ and guitarist Ulf Wakenius
Also with Celio de Carvalho and Claudio Latini.
- Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy -
Tour with Copa Rio Show and Amazonas
Hermeto Pascoal in Oslo

- Germany -
Lends his talents to ‘Hermeto Pascoal Group’(Jovino Santos / Carlos Malta / Marcio Bahia / Itibere Zwarg) on tour
Shows with ‘Los Reyes – Gypsy Kings’ in Germany and Switzerland
Luiz Santos ‘Brazil Contemporary Culture’ with bassist Paulo Cardoso(Joe Henderson, Archie Shepp), Alberto Barreira on sax, Martin Kalberer on piano.
Participations with Raiz De Pedra / Marcio Tubino and Pedro Tagliani (Egberto Gismonti, Joe Zawinul and Alegre Correa).
Also with Julio Barbosa ''Embalo''.

Shows with saxophonist Rick Keller ( Billy Cobham, Wolfgang Schmid)
Bassist Carlo Mombelli(Charlie Mariano)and pianist Tizian Jost
Shows with ‘Hannes Beckmann Sinto Group’ in Munich
Performed on piano recording own compositions with Marcio Tubino
African/Brazilian percussion project with Famadi Sako
Performing with classical guitarist Dominik Frohner unplugged, playing Latin American Classical Works
Live concerts with Jolly Kunjappu

Luiz Santos played in several European Venues like Hamburg Fabrik, Quasimodo Berlin,Atlantis Basel, Mannheimer Feuerwache, Nefertitti Goteborg,Birdland Hamburg Fabrik and so many more.


- New York -
Most recently played with Nilson Matta''s Brazilian Voyage including Helio Alves on piano, Monika Oliveira on vocals at Castle on the Hudson by Jazz Forum Arts with Mark Morganelli on flugehorn. Also performing with his Trio including wellknown guitarist Vic Juris.
Performed with Jan Leder, Ted Kooshian, David Shaich at the Chelsea market.
With B D Lenz ,James Rolacha, And Geoff Mattoon at Groove Club NYC.
Trio with Enrique Haneine and Ippei Ichimaru.
Luiz Santos performing concerts with Tom Lellis/Gary Fisher and Bob Dowen at Cachaca Jazz. Playing with pianist Misha Tsiganov and Titus Ribas at a Double Bill Tootie Heath concert at the Cachaca Jazz Nyc.
Mark Weinstein Group with Nilson Matta on bass(Joe Henderson, Trio Da Paz) and Klaus Mueller on piano(Portinho).
Monika Oliveira Group with bassist Nilson Matta and pianist Miho Nobuzane.
Also performs as a brazilian percussionist in New York City and beyond.
Performed in several Clubs in Manhattan and venues like Javitts Center and NJPAC in Newark, NJ with guitarist Paul Meyers, Itaiguara Brandao on bass and vocalist Vera Mara
Performing steady in the NYC Brazil jazz Scene at the Via Brazil Restaurant with a ‘Bossa Nova Trio’ including Cidinho Teixeira and Valtinho Anastacio, with special guest Elise Woods and Helio Alves
Show at the ‘Zinc Bar’ with guitarist Ron Affif and bassist Essiet Essiet
Sessions with bassist Richard Bona
Jazz Trio with pianist Rick Dellaratta and saxophonist Patience Higgins
Shows with pianist and singer, Tom Lellis
Sessions with latin jazz bassist John Benitez and Vinny Valentino
Shows at the ‘Zinc Bar’ with Mariane Ebert including bassist Sergio Brandao
Live sessions with ‘Hector Martignon Quartet’
Performances with pianist Enrique Haneine and flutist Robert Pitre

- California -
Brazil jazz performances with: singer Claudia Villela; flutist ‘Kenny Stahl Group’; pianist and composer Weber Lago and percussionist Helcio Milito

- Florida -
Recording and live performance with the eight time Emmy Award-winning composer and flautist, Kat Epple.
Concerts with Johannes Linstead in Florida.
Two concerts at the St. Petersburg College Music Center and The Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota with pianist Haroldo Mauro, Jr and acoustic bassist Mark Neuenschwander.
Emit Concerts at Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg


Luiz Santos CD project in Rio de Janeiro.

Performing on drums and piano, mixing Brazilian rhythms, Caribbean, Chamber Music, and Jazz on CD Project of his own compositions - with well known bassist Arthur Maia, Marcelo Martins - alto/soprano sax and flute (Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Gal Costa etc…)
Humberto Mirabelli - guitar, Fernando Rosa - bass, Fernando Trocado - tenor sax and flute

Chamber Jazz Copyright 2000 by Luiz Santos

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