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THE QUINTET

Thomas Walbum

Thomas Walbum

 

THOMAS WALBUM (piano) has toured the world extensively (Europe, Japan, Brazil, China, Australia, USA), searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different to his own.

He has toured Brazil four times playing with different groups; Walbum/Maintz Brazilian Quintet, Thomas Walbum Trio, Anissa Damali Bernasconi Quartet, ao. He also held clinics at Souza Lima Conservatory in São Paulo.

He holds a Master’s Degree from Berklee/Boston Conservatory in Boston, USA, as well as a degree from The Rhythmic Conservatory of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Thomas Maintz

Thomas Maintz

 

THOMAS MAINTZ (acoustic guitars) was nominated for a Danish Music Award 2010 ‘Jazz album of the year’. The Cadence Magazin (US) wrote: ‘This Danish guitarist has crafted a winner and will be another name to look out for in the future’. And Denmark’s leading national jazz magazine had this to say about the album: ‘…a generous gift to jazz aficionados everywhere, on both a national and international level’.

Thomas Maintz holds a degree from ‘The Rhythmic Conservatory of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

 

 

Sizão Machado

Sizão Machado

 

SIZÃO MACHADO (double bass) Creator of a unique musical language that goes far beyond the realm of his instrument, the bass Sizão Machado is internationally recognized for his performances alongside Chet Baker, Herbie Mann, Elis Regina, Jim Hall, Chico Buarque, Dori Caymmi, Djavan , Milton Nascimento, Dionne Warwick, Ivan Lins, Joyce, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Roberto Menescal, Night Illustrated, Jean Paul & Garfunkel, Family Jobim, Paulo César Pinheiro, Paul Winter, Hendrick Merkins and many others.
Sizão participated on recordings of more than one hundred albums with various national and international artists.

 

 

 

Pirulito

Pirulito

 

PIRULITO (percussion) has played with Alcione, Djavan, Ivan Lins, Dionne Warwick, Batacotô, Emilio Santiago, Beth Carvalho and many more… A percussionist highly respected in the world of samba, Luis Fernando Mattos de Oliveira has inscribed his name in the gallery of elite musicians.
However, his baptismal name was only for documents. Still a boy he gained a nickname that became his stage name: Pirulito (lollipop). And simply because he liked the Lollipop Zorro and came to have ten in each pocket. Friends did not miss the chance and Luis Fernando turned Pirulito. Forever. The artist Pirulito.

 

 

 

Carlos Ezequiel

Carlos Ezequiel

 

CARLOS EZEQUIEL (drums) is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds a busy schedule and has been touring with various group around the Globe. He is a teacher at the Souza Lima Conservatory in Brazil, and has been conducting clinics at many schools in Europe and Asia. Carlos has played in the United States, India, Europe, Argentina, Peru, and all over Brazil. As a sideman he has performed with American artists Kurt Rosenwinkel and David Liebman, with European artists Ronan Guilfoyle, Pekka Pylkkanen, Greg Burk, and Thomas Fonnesbaek, and with Brazilian artists, Nelson Faria, Rogério Souza, Daniel D’Alcântara, and Jurandir Santana.

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