Fábio Caramuru | Brazilian Music Piano

Fábio Caramuru | Brazilian Music Piano

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
BandClassicalJazz

Besides his success due to a classical background, Fábio Caramuru is considered, worldwide, one of the most important pianists playing Brazilian music, focused mainly on Tom Jobim’s pieces

Biography

Caramuru was born in São Paulo and, although he had some serious training and credentials as a young pianist, he began his professional career as an architect. It was not too long, however, before he exchanged the art of frozen music for that of liquid architecture. In 1980 he received a French government scholarship and went to Paris where he studied with the Brazilian-French pianist Magda Tagliaferro. After his return to Brazil, he became director of the Magda Tagliaferro Foundation in São Paulo and Cultural Coordinator of the Brazil-United States Cultural Institute. He worked in many musical projects including aCamargo Guarnieri Festival, a Magda Tagliaferro Festival, a Brazilian music history project and, among his many recordings, an album of Brazilian composers and also his piano solo arrangements of Tom Jobim. In 2005, the French pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque performed the première of Tom Jobim’s Chovendo na Roseira, which led to the first of a series of new arrangements for two pianos written by Fábio Caramuru. With the bass player Pedro Baldanza, he formed the Duo Caramuru/Baldanza and the two musicians have also worked with the singer Magda Painno, using classical, jazz, popular and even folkloric. Among his most recent performances are a Concert with Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra (Stravinsky), Symphonic Brass Orchestra of São Paulo (Tom Jobim), São Paulo University Symphonic Orchestra(Poulenc) and Jazz Symphonic Orchestra, playing, with this last one, special arrangements of Nino Rota’s and Richard Rodgers movie soundtracks; the concerts with the singers Fernando Portari and Magda Painno; his double-CD Piano - Tom Jobim por Fábio Caramuru, to celebrate the 80th Tom Jobim’s anniversary and his innovative and acclaimed CD Bossa in the Shadows, with the remarkable contribution of the bass player Pedro Baldanza. In November 2010, Caramuru made a Brazilian Music Recital in Toronto (Victoria Chapel / Toronto University) and a Brazilian Jazz Show at Zinc Bar in New York City. In 2011, his European tour included two concerts with Brussels Philharmonic in Belgium and shows at JazzStation in Brussels and at Jazz Club Moods in Zurich. In 2012, he played as a soloist with the Theatro São Pedro Orchestra, in São Paulo and in the prestigious Havana International Jazz Festival in Cuba.

Tom Jobim Piano Solo Repertoire / 28 songs

CHORO
MEDITAÇÃO
ESPERANÇA PERDIDA
CHEGA DE SAUDADE
DESAFINADO
SE TODOS FOSSEM IGUAIS A VOCÊ
SÓ DANÇO SAMBA
AMPARO
CHOVENDO NA ROSEIRA
LUIZA
QUEBRA-PEDRA
EU TE AMO
INSENSATEZ
ANOS DOURADOS
ÁGUA DE BEBER
GAROTA DE IPANEMA
FALANDO DE AMOR
WAVE
ESPELHO DAS ÁGUAS
SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ
DINDI
CANTA, CANTA MAIS
SABIÁ
FLOR DO MATO
RETRATO EM BRANCO E PRETO
TWO KITES
VALSA ROMÂNTICA
MODINHA

Discography

1. Tom Jobim Piano Solo (1997 - MC 003);

2. Especiarias do Piano Paulista - Brazilian Classic Music - Camargo Guarnieri and Inah Sandoval (1999 - ECHO 199);

3. Do Re Mi Fon Fon 27 Cantigas Brasileiras - Brazilian Folk Songs, sound design by multimedia artist Beth Bento (2002 - ECHO 102);

4. Moods Reflections Moods - Piano Solo Improvisation (2004 - ECHO 204);

5. Richard Rodgers' Songs with mezzo-soprano Magda Painno (2004 - ECHO 104);

6. Piano - Tom Jobim por Fabio Caramuru (double) - 28 tracks featuring Pedro Baldanza (2007 - MCD 344) > View TV Show at 200.225.157.150/ui/show.aspx?id=7 - 44k;

7. Bossa in the Shadows - Duo Caramuru-Baldanza (2007 - LAB 7083).

Radios in Canada, USA and Brazil:

1. CKCU FM - 93.1 FM, Ottawa, Canada - At Ron Sweetman's show "In a Mellow Tone" > February, 20, 2008 - 9 PM;

2. KSDS FM - 88.3 FM, San Diego's Jazz 88 > January, 17, 2008- 10:37 AM and 6:57 PM;

3. CULTURA FM - 103.3 FM, São Paulo, Brazil - Maestro Julio Medaglia's Show > December, 8, 2007 - 9 PM.

4. KZSU 90,1 FM, Palo Alto, CA > February, 1, 2008 - 4 PM > March, 14 - 5 PM

5. WICN Public Radio - New England's Jazz & Folk Station - 90.5 FM Worcester - "Jazz Matinee" > January, 3, 2008 - 5:44 PM

6. Edu Cafe (Hungary)
Duo Caramuru / Baldanza: Bossa In The Shadows
2008-06-22 15:43:00
A tüzes "Afro-Samba"-tól, a lírai "Ballada"-n keresztül az érzéki táncokig ("Heartbeat, Tango& Waltz") minden hallgató könnyen megtalálhatja a neki tetszőt kompozíciót a "Bossa in the Shadows" című album impozáns kínálatból.

7. Radio Electric - Miami
http://76.12.47.152/radioelectric/t/subcategory.cfm?SubCat_ID=42

Set List

"TOM JOBIM RECITAL" (50')
(View SESC TV Show at 200.225.157.150/ui/show.aspx?id=7 - 44k)

. Wave
. Espelho das águas
. Falando de amor
. Flor do mato
. Água de beber
. Retrato em branco e preto
. Modinha
. Canta, canta mais
. Sabiá
. Dindi
. Imagina
. Two kites
. Amparo
. Chovendo na Roseira
. Choro
. Garota de Ipanema
. Quebra pedra