Featured Artist

Samuel Pompeo

Samuel Pompeo

He was born in Americana, São Paulo, Brazil, where he began his saxophone studies in 1982 at the Municipal Music School, and made his first works in the Americana Municipal Band.   

He was always interested in the saxophone, as well as the flute, piccolo, and clarinet, that’s why he looked for the necessary knowledge to play said instruments. To do so, he studied with the most renowned musicians in Brazil, including Nailor Aparecido de Azevedo (Proveta), Eduardo Pecci (Lambari), Cláudio Leal, Grace Lauren, Roberto Sion, Hudson Nogueira, Nivaldo Ornellas, Dilson Florêncio, Idriss Boudroua and Vitor Alcântara. 

He recorded and played with several Brazilian and international musicians, such as Jane Duboc, Elba Ramalho, Alceu Valença, Gilberto Gil, Pepeu Gomes, Jon Anderson (Yes), Alice Cooper, Fito Paes, Toquinho, Maria Rita, Jair Rodrigues, Simoninha, Ivan Lins, Gal Costa and Zélia Duncan.

He participated as a guest musician at the main symphonic orchestras from Brazil, like the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo, São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra, Repertório Experimental Orchestra, Campinas Municipal Orchestra, Ribeirão Preto e Santo André, USP Symphonic Orchestra and Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra. He recently played at concerts alongside very important jazz musicians like Banda Mantiqueira, Tad Nash (USA), Ben Alisson (USA), Ohad Talmor (USA), Bepi Damati (Italy), Gilson Peranzzetta, Ryan Keberle (USA) and Woody Witt (USA). 

He was a guest teacher at workshops and masterclasses from Brazilian and international schools, such as the Santa Catarina State University, Anhembi-Morumbi University, the Sax Fest of Brazil of the Santa Marcelina University, Pedagogical Day for Band Musicians and the “Fiato al Brasile” Festival of the Giuseppe Sarti Municipal School of Music in Faenza, Italy.

Nowadays, he is a professor at the Municipal School of Music of São Paulo, guest professor at the “Fiato al Brasile” Festival in Italy and a Music Doctor at the Aveiro University and São Paulo State University. As an instrumentalist, he leads the Samuel Pompeo Quintet, participates in the SoundScape Big Band, Urban Band and BandoOzonze.