Jeff & Robertinho Silva
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Jeff & Robertinho Silva

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Tip - Dança - Jeff"

In his second album, the Rio de Janeiro’s artist impresses as a composer. Songs like "Ritual" and "Canção do Bem" reveal an author with inspiration above average. The refined treatment of the songs , with an emphasis on percussion (played by virtuosos like Robertinho Silva and Marcos Suzano) without loss of lightness, value the great crop of " Dança". - Mauro Ferreira - Jornal O Dia - Rio de Janeiro

"The drummer and percussionist Robertinho Silva celebrates seven decades with documentary , biography and three new records"

RIO - It began quietly. The boy bucked the ears, tuned:> ita ita <dancings Center and then went to Copacabana, the Eldorado of the musicians then.

- Sent to a jacket and went to the club. The teacher asked, "Can you play 'The Man with the Golden Arm' (classic theme of striptease)?". I said yes and started playing for a woman undressing. I thought, "Copacabana is it?"
It was more. In 1964, he was invited to play with Cauby Peixoto on the prestigious Nightclub Drink. With the start of the festival, I saw the neighbors TV, Robby had the confirmation of what he thought about his craft:

- Never wanted to be a percussionist. I wanted to be a musician. And I studied because it did not want to be humiliated in the studio by the guys that said drummer is not a musician, is leather batter. When I saw Airto Moreira (then in New Quartet) revolutionizing the percussion, I decided that my business was the art of drumming.

When the Canecão opened, it was part of the house band. Dali gained visibility, which led to invitations from musicians like Paulo Moura, Marcos Valle, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento and Egberto Gismonti, who worked for almost 30 years.

In 1969, with Miles Davis in the head ("He taught everybody to risk in the Dark") and contaminated by countercultural atmosphere of the Solar da Fossa (where he lived in Botafogo), Robby abandoned Canecão with nothing in sight. After a while, Milton made the call that would mark his career. I was riding Sound Imaginary, which premiered at the Teatro View next to the singer in April 1970, Friday of the Passion, and became the biggest sensation of Brazilian music that season.

- It was modern as hell, everyone wanted to see this show - remember, commenting that the band still had Wagner Tiso, Tavito, Luiz Alves, Frederyko and Zé Rodrix. - It was my first time out of the battery face. I had ear drum, gong.

Milton, he came to Wayne Shorter and Sarah Vaughan. The Realengo train journey followed outside Brazil, but also inside. He devoted himself to studying the national folklore and teaching percussion and drums in workshops and projects such as the successful Brazilian Drumming. Today reflects quiet.

- After 70, there are things you no longer do. I'm in terrible fight against cigarette - Account. - I've been the king of cervejota 24 hours in the air. Today I am old car, squeegee only Saturday and Sunday to show to friends. But I'm vain, do not let the man grab me. My ambition to grow on me canned music, percussion is a remedy - O Globo

"Percussion on Jeff's Dance"

Percussion have power on the album Dança, second album of the singer, songwriter Jeff. Launched by Rio seal Mills Records, the disc has stakes of great musicians and students of social projects related to music.

The percussion is always present but well balanced, it does not overlap the CD arrangements that have production signed by Jeff himself. In the eleven tracks the percussion is in the master hands as Marcos Suzano, Robertinho Silva and Adriano Sampaio. Joining them appear students from poor comunities groups like Jongo da Serrinha, Rio Maracatu, Meninas do Rio and Afroreggae. "When rolled the invitation to record with the students of Rio Maracatu, I was delighted as it would be for them and for me a whole new experience where we could experience, in addition to traditional Maracatu hit, other rhythms that arose at the time and was the what happened", says Adriano in testimony published in Jeff's Facebook page. "For arrangements use only the tools that are used in traditional Orchestra Maracatu" he added.

Good songwriter, Jeff already open with the winning Ritual of joy: "It comes from Maranhão / Come from maracatu / It comes from Trinidad / comes from Angola and Guinea." In Dança sings: "The body is my space." Facebook Jeff delivery: "It was the music that inspired the album's theme as if it were the summary and the other songs on the CD were the details.". Already telling a story passes through Rio stations in Rio Night, joining the geography of the city of contrasts from north to south through the center zone. Jeff also visit the traditional northeastern parties in Saint John, "colored flags can turn that square in a love scene."

Jeff's music is interesting, it has identity. Guided by drums and rhythms without losing the lightness values the songs. - Ziriguidum

"Jeff & Robertinho Silva"

The duo formed by Jeff and Robertinho Silva has own authoring songs in concert voice , guitar and percussion. In the repertoire are songs like " Ilha do Governador " (Jeff ) , " Ritual" (Jeff ) , " Shakes Sneaker " (Jeff ), and successes of the MPB , such as " Novena " ( Geraldo Azevedo ), "The Frog " ( João Donato ) , "Nothing Is As Before " ( Milton Nascimento and Ronaldo Bastos ) and " Drinking Water " (Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes ) . - O Globo

"Robertinho Silva gives free classes percussion in social projects"

RIO -The project "Brazilian Drumming - Percussion Orchestra Robertinho Silva," the White Flag Institute, receives subscriptions for their courses by the 20th of May. Can enroll students between 14 and 25 who are enrolled in the Rio Public Education Network and are residents of the communities located in the port area of ​​Rio de Janeiro (Morro da Providencia, Morro da Conceição, Mauá Square, center, Praça Onze, Barrier Vasco, hose, Saint Kitts and cashew) and vicinity. The result comes out on June 12 and classes will start one week depois.Após the selection of students - expected to take place between May 22 and June 3 - course participants will be trained as percussionists and drummers, while they will learn to manufacture percussion instruments. The percussion classes will be taught by the very Robertinho Silva under the supervision of Carlos Negreiros and instruments manufacturing classes will be taught by Marcos China and his team.

To make the registration, applicants must go, until May 20, the project headquarters (Rua Camerino, 60 - Health) or by phone 2512-5308, between 9h and 18h, armed with school reporting and authorization of responsible . - O Globo



Bom Tempo - 2016


O Balaio Matutando - 2002
Eu Rio - 2007
Dança - 2013


(2009) Dadaiô (2008) Bossa eterna • Biscoito Fino • 
CD(2000) Jaquedu • Independente • CD(1995) Shot on goal • Milestone Records • CD(1991) Speak no evil • Caju Music/Milestone Records • CD(1989) Bodas de prata • LP(1985) Triângulo-Luiz Eça (Piano), Robertinho Silva (Bateria) e Luiz Alves (Baixo) • Carmo • LP(1984) Bateria • Carmo • LP(1982) Alquimia • Lira Paulistana • LP(1981) Robertinho Silva-Série MPB-C • PoyGram • LP(1973) Matança do porco • Odeon(1971) Som Imaginário • Odeon(1970) Som Imaginário • Odeon



The reputed drummer Robertinho Silva and the composer and performer Jeff share the stage in a vibrant and swinged concert. The duo interprets songs like the fado " O Pastor " and the samba  “A Rã” in addition to own songs. The partnership between Jeff and Robertinho Silva is not limited to the tripod voice - guitar - percussion, but also guides the sounds of research and by sensory experiments on stage.

" Meeting Robertinho Silva was a gift for me. It is not just a great musician, but also an admirable artist with an immense creative force that surprises me every concert we are together", says Jeff .The master Robertinho Silva , who just released the book " If my drum talk ," where the issue 50 years of dedication to the drums and percussion also does not spare praise for the musician. "Jeff is a great composer and performer of the new generation, with whom I am pleased to share the stage and musical ideas", he says.


About artists 
Robertinho Silva, considered the official drummer of “Clube da Esquina”, played with the legendary brazilian group “Sound Imaginary”, with Milton Nascimento and Wagner Tiso. The musician also played with other great artists such as João Donato, Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Airto Moreira, Raul de Souza, Dori Caymmi, João Bosco, Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, Chico Buarque, Wanda Sá and Monica Salmaso. Among the international names, presented with Paul Horn, George Duke, Cal Tjader, Sarah Vaughan, Bud Shank, and George Benson.

Jeff learned to admire the force of percussion as a child between samba schools and carnival groups. Intuitive musician, based musical path of his new album "Dança" in rhythm and magic of percussion instruments. Versatile composer, Jeff moves from samba, tango, xote and maracatu keeping the identity of his sound. Culture, tradition and religion are central themes of the album “Dança”, which was recorded in Rio de Janeiro and mastered in Los Angeles by Brian Lucey. "Dança" was directed and produced by Jeff himself, and featured guest appearances by big names of brazilian percussion.
One of the masters who signs the percussion on the album is Robertinho Silva, with whom he formed the duo "Jeff & Robertinho Silva" to bring to the stage the show "Time Nice".

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