Samba Jazz Trio - Brazilian, Latin, and International Band

Samba Jazz Trio is a Brazilian songwriter and music professional based in London who produces and coordinates many of his own projects and shows and works in partnership with other individuals and organizations both in London and around the world. In addition to his significant work as a performer.

Before living in London, in 2000, he performed with Bosco de Oliveira at Barbican on the same night as João Gilberto, the big name of Bossa Nova. Since then, his international concerts have been very successful in the UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Argentina, and Brazil. He wrote songs and produced some tracks for the group Jazzinho, which had some big names as Jazz: Ed Motta, Max Middleton, and Jim Mullen.

He played in different venues in London with Xantone Black (Amy Winehouse and Omar), songwriter and singer. He worked in the production of an event in Canning House – London with Carlos Lyra and Marcos Valle.

In Brazil, he performed with Joyce and Clara Moreno on a TV show for the country. His group had performed in many festivals, such as Salisbury, Hackney, Carnaval Del Pueblo, Luton, London City Fest, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Hampstead Heath, Queens Park, and others. He also, performed in gigs, and venues, such as Jazz Café, Pizza Express Jazz Club, 606, Rich Mix, and Somerset House. He recently performed with the orchestra in the role of Tom Jobim at Cadogan Hall. Also, he plays in commemorative events, celebrations, parties, and weddings alone or with a group.

Description and Performance Details

Samba Jazz Trio can perform also perform solo, in a duo, trio, quartet, or larger band. They have adequate sound equipment for each event and our own transport. 

From his experience, he can adapt to the customer's needs. Highlights of the soloist's past work:

  • Punctuality - when arriving at the place, preparation is necessary, so that everything starts in due time. Sometimes a site visit beforehand works.
  • Quality of the music, meeting the needs and requirements of the client.
  • Respect for contractors, guests, and everyone in general, creating a friendly atmosphere.
  • Attractive prices, where there may be negotiation, depending on the event.
  • Suitable clothes for each event, depending on the customer's request.
  • Always pay attention to customer satisfaction, from hiring to completion of work.
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Samba Jazz Trio - Brazilian, Latin, and International Band Repertoire

Sample Set-list

  • Agua De Beber (English and Portuguese) - Jobim
  • Alfie - Bacharach
  • All Night Long - L. Richie
  • All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein
  • Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma - Jacques Prévert
  • Baila Morena - Zucchero 
  • Beija–flor - Olodum
  • Bossa-nova – Various - Tom - Vinicius
  • California Dream - Mamas and the Papas
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
  • Cantaloupe Island -  Herbie Hancock
  • Carnival Songs – Various - Braguinha
  • Celebration - Kool and the Gang
  • Chan Chan – Buena Vista
  • Chorando Se Foi - Kaoma
  • Close to You - Bacharah
  • Cold Heart – Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • Come With Me - Tania Maria
  • Corcovado (English and Portuguese) - Jobim
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy - Bobby Mcferrin
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me - Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and Lyrics by Gus Kahn
  • Estate - Bruno Martino
  • Hot Hot Hot  - Arrow 
  • Forró - Esperando Na Janela - Various - Gil
  • Garota De Ipanema (English and Portuguese) - Jobim
  • Gipsy Kings: Bamboleo, Djobi Djoba, Volare - Gipsy Kings
  • God Only Knows What I Be Without You - Beach Boys
  • Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn 
  • Happy - Parrel
  • I Am a Believer - the Monkees
  • If I Ain’t Got You (Instrumental) - Alicia Keys
  • Is This Love - Bob Marley
  • Kissing You (Instrumental) - Des'ree
  • La Bamba - Gipsy
  • La Primavera / Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
  • Let’s Dance - David Bowe
  • Let’s Stay Together - Green
  • Like a Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Mas Que Nada - Jorge Ben
  • Moon Dance - Van Morrison
  • My Cherie Amour  - Stevie Wonder
  • One Note Samba (English and Portuguese) - Jobim
  • Pop Mpb Brazil 70ths, 80ths, 90ths
  • Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • Sambas Various - Chico Buarque
  • September - Earth Wind and Fire
  • Smooth - Santanna
  • Stand by Me - Ben E. King and Written by Him, Along With Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller  
  • Summer Samba (English and Portuguese) - Marcos and P. S Valle
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond  
  • There’s Nothing Like This - Omar
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
  • Toda Menina Baiana - Gil
  • Unforgettable - Irving Gordon
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Velha Infância - Tribalistas
  • Waves (English and Portuguese) - Jobim
  • What a Difference a Day Makes - María Grever
  • What a Wonderful World - Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss & Louis Armstrong
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • You Gotta Be - Des'ree
  • You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor

Samba Jazz Trio - Brazilian, Latin, and International Band Feedback

We were extremely pleased with the band performance at our wedding, in fact, we think it was one of the best investments in the party, brought a sophisticated and upbeat element to the party atmosphere! The lead was a lovely character to deal with, very responsive and interactive during the playlist setup, giving his input on amplification and sound setup on the island where the event was to happen to maximize the performance perception. I can say his suggested playlist contains the classiest bossa nova and local popular music, as well as some pop and international hits, it certainly pleases all crowds. I was impressed with their punctuality and reassurance throughout the process, as well as the quality of their delivery. They seemed to play the songs with their hearts, and of course, the guests realize it, it was a huge success!

Diana, Kingston Upon Thames, Wedding (March 2017)

We would certainly like to have the Samba Jazz band for next year. The song selection was really good, plus he played a couple of requests that we made. I saw the guys tonight playing at our event. I heard the music as I was coming down the stairs. For the moment it just made me want to dance and then, after enjoying the music, I met the musicians after, and they were a lovely bunch of guys. I recommend them to anyone, as I love listening to their music.

Samantha Jones, Greenwich, Corporate Event (May 2019)

There couldn't be anything better than listening and dancing to Brazilian music. I felt that the show was vibrant and brought me a lot of joy. Many thanks to the musicians for this evening.

Martyn & Susie, South London, Wedding (August 2020)

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