Paulo Almeida

Independent

Paulo Almeida

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2021

Nationality
Brazil

Main Affiliation
Independent

Biography

Paulo Almeida is a drummer, percussionist and composer. An important reference in the new generation of brazilian instrumental music, he has already released four albums and gained recognition for the authentic way he plays and composes. He has performed at important festivals such as Brazil Instrumental, Savassi Jazz Festival, Jazz Ahead(Germany), Jazz a La Calle(Uruguay) and has shared stages with renowned artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gabriel Grossi, Jorge Rossy, Kendrick Scott, Malcolm Braff, Filó Machado and Leny Andrade. Paulo participated in the formation 19/20 of the great global project called Focus Year Band that was conceived by the great musician Wolfgang Multhspiel in the Jazz Campus Basel. With this project he could play with musicians from all over the world and recorded the album called Arms Open with the participation of Guillermo Klein. With this project Paulo Paulo played and learned with Ralph Alessi, Ingrid Jensen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Jeff Ballard, Lionel Loueke, Miguel Zenon and Django Bates. At the age of eight years old, he began his musical studies in the interior of São Paulo and later, a long education at the Conservatory of Tatuí / SP, where he studied the techniques of classical and popular music and has a postgraduate from Jazz Campus Basel. First solo album "Constataçôes" (2013), followed by "Corpo e Alma" (2016) with special guest appearances by Hermeto Pascoal, Arismar do Espírito Santo and André Marques. In 2017 his third album was released by invitation of the jazz label Blaxtream, which recorded three other Brazilian artists. The CD is called "Parceria". Paulo's latest album was released in 2020; "Paulo Almeida Unity" is a live album recorded in Basel, Switzerland and includes the presence of musicians Oliver Pellet, Salomao Soares, Felipe Brisola and Diego Garbin.