Jazz and Cocktails

Gabriel Santiago



Born in Brazil (1980), 2010 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner Gabriel Santiago is a Composer/Arranger/ Acoustic and Electric Guitar Player with 12albums (including CDs and DVDs) released.Called by JazzTimesMagazine “a young master at both the acoustic and electric guitars” and his compositions defined as “stunners”, Santiago holds aDoctoral Degree in Music Composition fromthe University of Texas at Austin, where he won the 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2010 Eleanor A. Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. His solid background also features studies with jazz masters Pat Metheny, Adam Rogers and Maria Schneider. Santiago has collaborated with a wide variety of artists includingEsperanza Spalding, Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, John Clayton, Terence Blanchard, Janek Gwizdala, Carmen Bradford, André Mehmari, Romero Lubambo, Odair Assad, Gilson Peranzzetta andRecording Engineer Master Rupert Neve, being invitedto be the first artist to record with Neve’s first ever line of microphones. Gabriel has been composing music for a wide variety of ensembles (ranging from Symphony Orchestra to Chamber ensembles, Big band to Jazz Combos), styles and medias including Film, TV, and Internet. His music is fresh and carries all of his influences that rangefrom Brazilian Music to Jazz and Classical Music.