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DISCOGRAPHY

SANDRO ALBERT

SOULFUL PEOPLE

Featuring: Luis Conte, Cassio Duarte, Steve Durnin, Peter Erskine, Kenny Garrett, Edsel Gomez Jimmy Haslip, Mark Isham, Jimmy Johnson, Frank Marocco, Milton Nascimento, Renato Neto, Antonio Sanchez, Bob Sheppard, The Jane Warner School Choir

SANDRO ALBERT

THE COLOR OF THINGS

Featuring: Jean Baylor, Jimmy Branly, Katisse Buckingham, Luis Conte, Russell Ferrante, Robben Ford, Edsel Gomez, Tamir Hendelman, Mark LedFord, Frank Marocco, Airto Moreira, Matt Rohde, Michael Valerio

SANDRO ALBERT

A BEAUTIFUL CLOUDY DAY

Featuring: Dave Carpenter, Katisse Buckingham, Frank Marocco, Cassio Duarte, Ze Renato, Mika Miller, Super Nova

SANDRO ALBERT

VERTICAL

Featuring: Rodrigo Ursaia, Richie Barshay, Michael O'Brie

SANDRO ALBERT TRIO

SAMBA BOP

Featuring: Jared Gold, Marco da Costa, Fernando Hashimoto

SANDRO ALBERT

ENCOUNTERS

Featuring: Sandro Albert (Guitar and compositions), Sachal Vasandani (vocals), Rodrigo Ursaia (flutes) and Michael O'Brien ( bass) Produced and arranged by Sandro Albert and Keko Brandao.

BIOGRAPHY

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Biography - English Version

MUSIC cannot be defined by technical mastery alone; it must emote a personal philosophy and passion as its source. Some people are born with music in their souls, and these are the people that change us forever. Sandro Albert's love affair with music began on the streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil. At the age of 14, Sandro bought his first guitar from an ice cream vendor who played his instrument to the people walking by. Not long afterwards, a friend began to share his jazz collection with him. Some of his earliest influences were Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, and Brazilian icons Milton Nascimento and Antonio Jobim. To this day, the sounds and imprints of the busy streets of Porto Alegre can be heard in Sandro's music. Sandro is that rare phenomenon in the jazz world that is as equally gifted as a guitarist as well as composer. For the past half decade, he had dedicated himself solely to his music. The Sandro Albert Quintet has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Catalina Bar & Grill, Yoshi's, the Blue Note, among other venues. Sandro has played and/or recorded with major Brazilian and American artists such as Milton Nascimento, Lenine, Jorge Vercilo, Omar Hakim, Patti Austin, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Brenda Russell, Dionne Warwick, Rita Coolidge, Victor Bailey, Abraham Laboriel, Jimmy Haslip, Alphonso Johnson, Daryl Jones, Herb Alpert, Bill Charlap, Toninho Horta, Claudio Roditi, Russell Ferrante, Kenny Garrett, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, Antonio Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Leon Ware, War, Raphael Saadiq, James Ingram, and Robben Ford. In Brazil, Sandro found his magical sense of harmony and melody; in the United States, he defined his masterful improvisational style. Sandro has recently released his fourth album, Vertical on Daywood Drive Records. This new project showcases Sandro's incredible writing talents as well as his solo skills.

"Sandro Albert also is member and the guitar player of The OZ Experience, group feat: Omar Hakim, Rachel Z and Jonathan Toscano"

Biografia - Versão Português

O amor de Sandro Albert pela música começou aos 13 anos de idade nas ruas de Porto Alegre, RS. Sandro comprou a sua primeira guitarra de um vendedor de sorvete que tocava o instrumento para as pessoas que passavam. Logo em seguida um amigo começou a dividir a sua coleção de Jazz e Bossa Nova com ele. Algumas das primeiras influencias músicais foram artistas como Milton Nascimento, Antonio Carlos Jobim e Beatles. Sandro é aquele raro fenomeno no mundo do jazz que é igualmente talentoso como guitarrista e compositor. Em 1996 depois de 10 anos na cena musical de SP como musico sideman Sandro mudou-se para Los Angeles com a cara e a coragem e $2,500 no bolso. Sem falar Ingles e carregando somente sua guitarra, duas malas de roupa e muita esperanca, com tres meses de USA ele fez uma audicao para o legendario grupo de funk americano WAR, banda esta de formacao negra que ja havia vendido 40 milhoes de discos pelo mundo desde os anos 70, com sucessos como Low Rider, Cisco Kid and You got the Power. Essa mesma banda que nos anos 80 foi impedida de entrar no Brasil enquanto faziam uma tour pela America do Sul pelo governo da ditadura pelo motivo que o nome da banda significa “Guerra”. Apos ter sido escolhido na audicao entre 12 candidatos para integrar o grupo, Sandro comeca realmente sua aventura na terra do tio Sam, passou a excursionar com a banda por dois anos pelos EUA inteiro aprendendo Ingles na estrada, no dia a dia da rotina de uma tour. Eles dividiam o palco frequentemente com grupos como Kool and the Gang, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Gap Band, Chaka Khan, Doobie Brothers entre outros. No ano 2000 ele assinou um contrato de disco com a gravadora Europeia Culture Records e grava Soulful People, seu primeiro disco solo que conta com as participacoes de Milton Nascimento, Weather Report baterista Peter Erskine, Yellow Jackets baixista Jimmy Haslip entre outros. Desde entao Sandro tem se dedicado exclusivamente a sua carreira solo e aparicoes como convidado especial em discos de outros artistas no cenario R&B, Brazilian Jazz and Jazz americano. Sandro tocou e gravou com grandes nomes da música brasileira e americana. Artistas como Milton Nascimento, Lenine, Jorge Vercilo, Omar Hakim, Patti Austin, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Brenda Russell, Dionne Warwick, Rita Coolidge, Victor Bailey, Abraham Laboriel, Jimmy Haslip, Alphonso Johnson, Daryl Jones, Herb Alpert, Bill Charlap, Toninho Horta, Claudio Roditi, Russell Ferrante, Kenny Garrett, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, Antonio Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Leon Ware, War, Raphael Saadiq, James Ingram, and Robben Ford entre outros. Foi professor no Musician’s Institute – GIT (Hollywood, California) por 5 anos, escola esta que Sandro sempre sonhou em estudar e nunca teve condicoes financeiras de pagar enquanto morava no Brasil. Apos 7 anos residindo em Los Angeles e estando bem ativo na cena local como musico e compositor para sua surpresa recebe a ligacão da diretora da escola Beth Marlis convidando ele para lecionar e acupar as cadeiras de professor em composicão e guitarra no GIT. Sandro Albert reside nos Estados Unidos há 16 anos aonde lancou quatro CDs autorais que contam com os seguintes convidados especiais: Soulful People Luis Conte, Cassio Duarte, Steve Durnin, Peter Erskine, Kenny Garrett, Edsel Gomez Jimmy Haslip, Mark Isham, Jimmy Johnson, Frank Marocco, Milton Nascimento, Renato Neto, Antonio Sanchez, Bob Sheppard, The Jane Warner School Choir ? The Color of Things Jean Baylor, Jimmy Branly, Katisse Buckingham, Luis Conte, Russell Ferrante, Robben Ford, Edsel Gomez, Tamir Hendelman, Mark LedFord, Frank Marocco, Airto Moreira, Matt Rohde, Michael Valerio ? A Beautiful Cloudy Day Dave Carpenter, Katisse Buckingham, Frank Marocco, Cassio Duarte, Ze Renato, Mika Miller, Super Nova ? Vertical Rodrigo Ursaia, Richie Barshay, Michael O'Brien O Quarteto de Sandro Albert tem tocado em festivais e clubes como o North Sea Jazz ( Holanda), Ronnie Scott (Londres), Porgy and Bess (Vianna) , A-Trane (Berlin) , Jazz Keller ( Frankfurt), Catalina (Los Angeles) , Yoshi’s ( San Francisco), Jazz Shiamede ( Dusseldorf), Jazz Club of Hannover (Hannover), Altos Pfadahuse ( Cologne), BIX ( Sttutgart), LA Jazz Scene Festival (Tokyo), Birdland ( New York) Iridium ( New York), Sesc Consolacão e Vila Mariana (São Paulo) entre outros. Recentemente o Sandro Albert Quartet fez uma tour de 12 shows na Alemanha e Áustria nos melhores Clubs de Jazz e em Junho grava seu primeiro disco com uma Big Band, sendo esta formada por professores do Conservatório Brasileiro de Musica de Tatuí. A Big Band faz uma releitura de 10 composicões de Sandro com arranjos para um show e gravacao a serem realizados no teatro Procópio Ferreira no dia 13 de Junho, 2013.

"Sandro Albert também é membro e guitarrista do The OZ Experience, estão no grupo: Omar Hakim, Rachel Z e Jonathan Toscano"

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    EQUIPMENTS

    Sandro Albert is endorsed by
     YAMAHA Guitars and SADOWSKY Guitars.
    
    JAZZ GUITARS
    
    YAMAHA
     Custom SANDRO ALBERT Special Design
    (Maple Top)
     AEX-1500 Custom (Maple Top)
     AES-1500 (Maple Top)
    
    SADOWSKY
     LS 17
    
    D'Angelico
     NYL-2 (Vintage Natural, Spruce Top)
     NYL-5 (Sunburst, Spruce Top)
    
    La Bella
     800 Black Nylon Tape Wound Strings
    for jazz guitars
     .013 .017 .036 .046 .056 .067
    
    ACOUSTIC GUITARS
     Steel Strings
    
    YAMAHA
     LS-36
     LS-4000 VT
     LS-500
    
    Nylon Strings
     Giannini
    
    GWNC6 Sor
     GWNC5 Savio
    
    YAMAHA CD-171S
     12-Strings
    
    YAMAHA CPX-812
    Jumbo Guild 1973
    
    SOLID BODY
    YAMAHA Pacifica
    
    PICK-UPS
    Sandro Albert uses B-Band pick-ups
    exclusively
    
    GUITAR STRAPS
    Sandro Albert uses only
    SEVEN guitar straps
    
    Sandro Albert uses:
    Moollon effects
    Line 6 effects
    
    AMPS
    Acoustic Image Clarus SL-R
    
    SPEAKER CABINET
    Raezer's Edge The Stealth 12 Leonardo
    Custom cabinets 8 inch speaker
    
    
    
     

    CALENDAR

    Brazil 
     From May 23 to June 1 Tour in Brazil playing with singer PATTI AUSTIN,
     SP (Bourbon St), Rio (Miranda) and Festival of Parati.
     Feat; Michael Ricchiuti (Piano), Richard Hammond (Bass) and Steve Hass (Drums)
     
    
    Sun Jun 8, Hamilton, CANADA Wed Jun 11, Ottawa, CANADA,
     June 14, The Campbell NY,
     June 17, 21st Carlyle,
     NY Wed Jul 16, Washington,
     DC Thu Jul 17, Engelwood,
     NJ Fri Jul 18, New Brunswick,
     NJ Wed Jul 23, Ardmore, PA ,
     Aug 2 Flatiron NY, September 6 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ,13 e 14,
     Festival de musica de Itajai,
     Sept 16, Bourbon Street SP.
     Oct 11, Festival de Jazz de Porto Alegre,
     
    
    NY
     Mar 17th with Sean Sullivan at Rockwood Music Hall featuring: Sandro Albert (guitar), Seamus Blake (Sax), Kevin Hays (piano), Tony Scherr (bass), Tony Mason (drums), Cafe (perc).
     
    
    NY
     Aug 1 General/ Jazz Room ,NY
     Aug 10th General/ Jazz Room ,NY
     Aug 21st Joy Lee Gallery
     Aug 23rd Blue Note NY with Nick Sample Group
     Aug 27 Docks NY with a trio
    
    Sept 19 Jazz Gallery NY with James Weidman, Rich Hammond and Ari Hoenig
    
    Brasil
     Sandro Albert Quintet:
     Oct 09th Recording of TV Show Jô with Big Band of Tatuí
     Oct 15th Bourbon São Paulo Brazil
     Oct 17th Adunicamp, Campinas SP
     Oct 19th Cambuí - MG TBC
     Oct 20th Concha acustica do Taquaral, Campinas SP, Brazil
     Recording session, Euphoria studios NYC from Oct 29 to 31st and John Kilgore's studio NYC from Nov 1st to 7th
     Nov 10, 11 and 12th Recording Organ trio , new record
     Nov 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Festival de Música de Itajaí - SC
     Nov 22rd Canoas Festival Internacional de Jazz
    
    
     Tatuí Brazil
     13 - Recording with Tatui Music Conservatori Big Band - Tatui, Brazil
    
    
     Feb 25th, Something Jazz, NY with Aaron Comess and Michael O'Brien
    
    The Sandro Albert Quartet, Brasil and Europe Tour, featuring:
     Europa: James Weidman (Piano), Michael O'Brien (Bass) and Tom Brechtlein (Drums)
     Brasil: Jota Resende (Piano), Ruben Farias ( Bass) and Marco da Costa (Drums)
    
    March Dates:
     05 - Brasil- Sao Paulo- Ao Vivo
     07 - Brasil- Sao Paulo- Sesc Vila Mariana
     22 - Germany - Dortmund, Germany - domicil
     23 - Germany - Cologne - Altes Pfandhaus
     24 - Germany - Berlin - A-Trane
     25 - Germany - Hannover - Jazzclub
     26 - Germany - Frankfurt - Jazzclub
     28 - Germany - Düsseldorf - Jazz-Schmiede
     30 - Germany - Stuttgart - Bix Jazzclub
     31 - Austria - Vienna -Porgy Bess
    
    April Dates:
     01 - Auchen
     08 - Something Jazz NY
    
    May Dates:
     02 and 23 NYC
    
    June Dates:
     Unicamp Brazil
     07 - Workshop na Unicamp as 14:00 Aberto a todos, publico em geral
    
    Tatuí Brazil
     13 - Recording with Tatui Music Conservatori Big Band - Tatui, Brazil
    
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