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Trigo Santana


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Trigo Santana is a double bass player, arranger, music teacher and is a talented outstanding musician of his generation. Originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil, he graduated in Double Bass Performance. His music is strongly influenced by Brazilian traditional rhythms as well as contemporary Jazz and Brazilian music.

As performer, he played with several contemporary Brazilian music groups such as Misturada Orquestra, Mauro Rodrigues Quarteto, Rafael Martini Sexteto and Alexandre Andrés Quarteto, with whom he realized shows in Brazil and internationally. He also played and recorded with important names of the Brazilian music scene like the composers Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, André Mehmari, Sérgio Santos, Chico Pinheiro, Luiz Tatit, Maurício Carrilho, Toninho Horta, Mauro Rodrigues, Nailor Proveta, Antônio Carrasqueira, Ná Ozzeti, Jussara Silveira, Sérgio Ricardo, Telo Borges, Arnaldo Antunes, Joathan Nascimento, Robertinho Silva, Luis Felipe Gama, Márcio Bahia, Grupo UAKTI and international artists like Jack Schantz (Cleveland Jazz Quartet) and Zal Sissocko from Senegal. Performed at varies Brazilian and international music festivals such as Savassi Festival (NY), Sunfest World Music Festival (CAN), Kultrún Festival (CAN) and Festival Músicas do Mundo (POR).

As educator, he worked and teached at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BRA) as substitute-professor, directed lessons at the Festival Música Sesc Arsenal 2011 (Cuiabá - MT) and at the Free Music School - the Fundation Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Itabira – MG). Dedicated and devoted to the music, he studied with varies double bass players such as Massimo Giorgi (ITA), Tony Botelho (BRA), Jorge Helder (BRA), Jamil Joanes (BRA), Marcos Machado (BRA-USA), Milton Masciadri (URU-USA), Leandro Braga (BRA), Laércio de Freitas (BRA), the great jazz bass players Greg Cohen (USA) and Ron Carter (USA), and the well-known double bassist François Rabbath (FRA).

In 2007 he won the “Young Musicians Award” in Belo Horizonte. As arranger he recorded in 2011 on the album "Misturada Orquestra" the music "Vôo dos Urubus" with it’s own composer, Toninho Horta, as special guest.

He is currently living and performing in Berlin, Germany.


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