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.
Gabriel Santiago – electric & acoustic guitars & vocals
Peter Stoltzman – piano & keyboards
Gonzalo Teppa – upright bass
Dru Heller – drums