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Gabriel Santiago

Oct 26, 2021

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Brazilian born/ award winning composer/ acoustic and electric guitarist Gabriel Santiago has just released his 14th work - the album UPRIGHT.

The new album features 9 original compositions in a beautiful and powerful mix of Contemporary Jazz, Brazilian Music and smooth songwriting. Recorded in Brazil with stellar musicians - Thiago Rabello (Drums/Producer/Engineer) & Frederico Heliodoro (Electric Bass / Co-Producer.)

Santiago has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Esperanza Spalding, Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, John Clayton, Terence Blanchard, Janek Gwizdala, Carmen Bradford, André Mehmari, Romero Lubambo, Odair Assad, Gilson Peranzzetta and Recording Engineer Master Rupert Neve. Gabriel has been composing music for a wide variety of ensembles ranging from Symphony Orchestra to chamber ensembles, big band to jazz combos and music for Film and TV.

Called by JazzTimes Magazine “a young master at both the acoustic and electric guitars” and his compositions defined as “stunners”, Santiago holds a Doctoral Degree in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin, where he won the 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2010 Eleanor A. Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. His solid background also features studies with jazz masters Pat Metheny, Adam Rogers and Maria Schneider. His music is fresh and carries all of his influences that range from Brazilian music to jazz and concert music.



Gabriel Santiago - Electric & Acoustic Guitars & Vocals

Peter Stoltzman - Piano & Keyboards

Gonzalo Teppa - Upright Bass

Dru Heller - Drums

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