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Eduardo Negrao

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Born: September 1, 1971    Primary Instrument: Guitar

My passion for music started early, when I was 4 years old, I think. I remember my uncle Mario putting me on his lap and trying to show me the instruments in the orchestra: Look Du, this is a bassoon...how beautiful...now here come the French horns...notice how he repeats the theme only with the strings...look how the flute dialogs with the oboe...I didn�'t understand anything, but I loved music!

My mother liked Chico Buarque, Elton John and Nina Simone a lot. My father liked Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi. I liked Os Saltimbancos, Pica Pau Amarelo and Toquinho and Vinicius.

At the age of six I got a walkman from my father and that was really important! From this moment on I started to listen to music non-stop, not even to sleep, I slept listening to music. Many times my mother would remove the earphones when I was already asleep. I remember loving Djavan, Milton and Stevie Wonder....
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Awards:

BDMG-Instrumental awards 2002 Edition. Jazz and Blues Festival of Guaramiranga 2003
Edu puts himself out there so naturally that it’s hard to believe this is his first work, the compositions are light and commited to a music of rare intensity. Maur�-cio Gouvêa ��” International Magazine

Exellent arrangements, mature harmonies and consistent compositions are the glow of this beautiful CD. He knows how to “flow with the music”. Márcio Okayama ��” Guitar Player

Considered one of the best composers of the 2nd BDMG Instrumental Awards Milton Luiz ��” O Tempo

Owner of a melodic frasing, the guitar player and composer Edu Negrao really impresses us with his debuting work. Gustavo Martins ��” Guitar Player

Edu’s compositions and arrangements, not to mention his well elaborated solos set “the mood” with a great “blending” of colective sonorities. José Domingos Raffaelli ��” musical reviwer for BDMG instrumental awards

Fabulously melodic compositions directly from Sao Paolo, Brazil. “A new Brazilian talent reaches the U.S. and abroad” CD Baby

Edu Negrao’s work demonstrates incredibly melodic compositional work that stands “toe to toe” with the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim while maintaining an intellectual connectivity to current conteporary jazz. “absolute genius” Apria Records

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Sao Paulo, Not Applicable-Int'l

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I use 011 strings from D'addario in my Fender strat. The signal leaves the guitar and is soon divided in two by Boss digital delay. One goes to a Boggie Table and the other to Jazz Chorus, I believe this combination amazing! For me the sound has to be very clean and loud. I have always been crazy about Boogie Table for having this fat and hot timbre; it even gives me a slight saturation. Now, the Jazz Chorus gives me other half of the timbre, well-defined harmonics and shine. One of the things I like in this timbre is that it is well defined even when it's very loud, allowing me to solo with chords. I have also been using a semi-acoustic, YAMAHA SA2100, in which I use D'addario chromes 012 strings.

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