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Wednesday November 15 :
Ryles Jazz Club

Gustavo Assis-Brasil Quartet

Gustavo Assis-Brasil (guitar)
Jon Hazilla (drums)
Gilson Schachnik (piano)
Jose Pienasola (bass)

International Songwriting Competition 2016 Winner, Gustavo Assis-Brasil returns to Ryles Jazz Club with his group to perform originals and arrangements On November 15th, 8:00pm.

Based in Boston, USA, Gustavo Assis-Brasil began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attended the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, to get his bachelor in classical guitar in 1995. During those years, he worked as a studio musician, private teacher and played with some important bands and projects (Nocet, Bichofolha duo w/Guilherme Barros).
In 1995 he was featured in Guitar Player Magazine - USA (Spotlight session).
In 1999 he got a full scholarship to get his Master Degree In Jazz at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. His main teachers were Mick Goodrick (Gary Burton, Pat Metheny), Wayne Krantz (Steely Dan, Michael Brecker), Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Dave Fiucsynski. Gustavo also had master-classes/lessons with Pat Metheny, Frank Gambale, Mike Stern, Dave Liebman, and John Scofield. Gustavo also studied improvisation and composition privately with the late jazz-guru Charlie Banacos and South Indian Carnatic music with Prasanna.
From 2001 to 2006, Gustavo played and toured with the group Dig Trio.
In 2005, Gustavo released the book "Hybrid Picking for Guitar". This book is the first method entirely dedicated to the art of combining pick and fingers to play the guitar. The book is in its 3rd edition and it has been receiving praise worldwide.
In 2008, he released the follow up book "Hybrid Picking Exercises: Single Note Permutations", with more than 1,400 different exercises based entirely on math permutations. Also in 2008, Gustavo released a live DVD/CD combo called In Concert" where he features original compositions. On that same year, he was invited by ESC Records (Germany) to write and record an arrangement of Steely Dan's "Aja, to be part of a tribute CD Maestros of Cool".
In 2009, Gustavo was invited to participate in the project "Mahavishnu Re-Defined - a Tribute to John Mclaughlin & the Mahavishnu Orchestra" along with other jazz artists.
In 2010, he released his original soundtrack for Brazilian movie "Manhã Tranfigurada".
In 2011, Gustavo released his third book, "Hybrid Picking Lines and Licks". Guthrie Govan wrote the foreword for it.
In 2015, Gustavo performed at a TEDx conference in Brazil.
In 2016, he released the album "Chromatic Dialogues". It was in the ballot for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
In 2017, the song "Gee," from his critically acclaimed new album Chromatic Dialogues, has won First Place in the Instrumental category for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). There were over 16,000 entries from 137 countries
Gustavo is the director of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles and is a faculty member of the Cambridge School of Weston. Also as a teacher, Gustavo taught classes at Berklee College of Music and clinics/master classes at Musicians Institute, Los Angeles, CA; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; UFRGS, Brazil; Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil; University of Passo Fundo, Brazil.
Gustavo performed/recorded with Mozik, John Stowell, Esperanza Spaulding, Frank Potenza, Richard Smith, Hiromi, Vardan Ovsepian, Tony Grey (John Mclaughlin), Julio "Chumbinho" Herrlein, Greg Hopkins, Brett Wilmott, Mauricio Zottarelli, Tim Ries (Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Steve Wonder), Nelson Faria, Jose Pienasola (Elis Regina, Chico Buarque, Leny Andrade), Marina Elali, Hiroaki Honshuku, Dough Johnson, Gilson Schachnik, Zuzo Moussauer, Frank Solari, among others.

"Gustavo Assis-Brasil is an accomplished guitarist with a remarkably fluid linear concept and a distinctive, ultra-sophisticated harmonic sense, who also exhibits a fully developed voice as a composer."   BILL MILKOWSKI
"Gustavo is a blazing fretboard master!"   METRONOME MAGAZINE, by Doug Sloan

"Assis-Brasils writing and playing are exceptional! His sound, phrasing and harmonic sense are impeccable!"   JUST JAZZ GUITAR Magazine, by Jeff Barone

"&dazzling&"   GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE, Spotlight column
"& a sophisticated tone that's suffused with warmth and complemented by razor-sharp technique but, more significantly, the ability to play with emotion."   MARK F. TURNER, at AllAboutJazz.com
"&One has the impression that Assis-Brasil can do whatever he chooses on his instrument; to have such mastery, and yet to exhibit such taste and restraint is an admirable facet of his playing. (&) impressive soloshis improvisations are like brief sonic sculptures."   IAN PATTERSON, AllAboutJazz.com

Quotes/Reviews about the album "Chromatic Dialogues"
(ISC 2016 Winner and Grammy 2016 ballot):   
"Oh my God! This record completely blew me away!"  FELIX CONTRERAS, NPR radio
"The music of Chromatic Dialogues practically fizzes with visceral energy. Expect the unexpected! "   RAUL DA GAMA (JazzDaGama.com)
"A masterclass and a masterpiece!" LET IT ROCK website, Canada
"(Chromatic Dialogues) is honed, melodically challenging stories conveyed through music." SEA OF TRANQUILITY, United States
 "Assis-Brasils impressive artistry stands upon the shoulders of fusions greatest guitarists." OSCAR JORDAN, Vintage Guitar Magazine
"I brani hanno forti connotazioni ritmiche e un carattere generale ben integrato tra fusion, prog e bop, una mistura splendida condita dal virtuosismo profuso da tutti i musicisti e da sonorità di chitarra preziose e ricche. " Axe Magazine #218 © Edizioni Palomino, ITALY
"Seine elf Stücke springen dich an, halten dich fest mit ihrer ungeheuren Kraft, Aggressivität und reinen gläsern-stählernen Schönheit, ihrem Groove, dem Sound und der Schweißarbeit seiner Partner in den "Dialogues." JAZZ PODIUM Magazine, GERMANY
"A strong statement from a great musician and virtuoso guitarist. Impressive performance from everyone involved."   BEN MONDER (Jazz Guitar virtuoso, David Bowie sideman)
"Fantastic writing and playing. Gustavos finest work to date."   TIM MILLER  (jazz guitarist and Berklee College of Music professor)
"Chromatic Dialogues is a game changer. Gustavos superhuman virtuosity, unique ear-twisting lines, and mesmerizing compositions set the new standard for contemporary guitar."   JOE CHARUPAKORN  (guitarist, author, editor / Hal Leonard Corporation and Premier Guitar)
"Beautiful record! I was very impressed by the harmonic finesse of Gustavos compositions and his classical inspired guitar virtuosity."   NGUYÊN LÊ

"An audacious project, beautifully created. Incredible compositions, arrangements, and interpretations. Long life to Chromatic Dialogues and Gustavo Assis-Brasils music!" CHICO PINHEIRO
"I brani hanno forti connotazioni ritmiche e un carattere generale ben integrato tra fusion, prog e bop, una mistura splendida condita dal virtuosismo profuso da tutti i musicisti e da sonorità di chitarra preziose e ricche. " Axe Magazine #218 © Edizioni Palomino



date : Wed, Nov 15
dinner : 5:00 pm
show : 9:00pm
genre :
venue : mainstage
tickets : available
cost : $12pp



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