Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Jazz between composition, improvisation and rhythm

Alberto Giraldi, Harmony and Composition
Stefano Rossini, the Rhythm
Sergio Galvao, Improvisation

The Masterclass will address the salient aspects of the Brazilian Jazz, starting from the analysis of the passages by BRAG Trio, original compositions by Alberto Giraldi ranging in all areas of this genre. Alberto Giraldi will address the harmonic and compositional aspects; Stefano Rossini will go into detail on the complex rhythmic world of Brazilian music; Sergio Galvao will talk about improvisation and melodic aspects.

Thursday 9 May 2019
h 17:00-20:00
Saint Louis via urbana, 49/a

Credits for academic courses: 1/2 CFA

Participation fees: free for Saint Louis students; € 30 external

To participate, it is required to book.


Brazilian musician among the most accredited in his country, saxophonist of indisputable talent, he has played with the most important names in Brazilian popular music (Rosa Passos, Guinga, Lenine, Djavan and many others). He got 2 nominations at the Grammy Awards in 2014 in the category "Best Latin Jazz Album" and "Best improvised jazz solo".

Alberto Giraldi

Graduated in Experimental School of Composition at the “S. Cecilia ”in Rome, composer, arranger and pianist has composed music for numerous plays, for radio, television and advertising, while at the same time dealing with the dissemination of new musical technologies.

Stefano Rossini

For many years he has dedicated himself to the study of all percussion instruments, qualifying himself in the sector with multiple professional experiences, in particular he has enriched his experience and his musical studies with the knowledge of numerous instruments of African American culture. He boasts important collaborations in the field of African-American music, including the percussionist Ray Mantilla, the percussionist Lionel Hampton, the Brazilian guitarist Toquinho, the percussionist Luis Agudo, the drummer Robertinho Silva, the guitarist Toninho Horta, the pianist and composer Joao Donato, the saxophonist Sergio Galvao, the guitarist and composer Guinga, the Brazilian saxophonist Daniela Spielmann and the guitarist Irio De Paula with whom he regularly collaborates in his “Trio Samba Jazz”, performing in important jazz events and festivals and with whom in 2006 he created the cd “Samba Jazz”.