Meretrio was brought together in São Paulo - Brasil, in 2004, as an initiative of the musicians Emiliano Sampaio (guitar), Gustavo Boni (bass), and Luis André (drums), with the purpose of researching the diversity of brazillian popular music. Since its inception, the group has consistently explored the creativity in instrumental music, developing a work that mix brazilian rhythms, jazz elements and even classical and chamber music approach. The trio recorded its first album in late 2007, comprised exclusively of original tunes. In live situations, besides the autoral work, Meretrio also built up a repertoire of arrangements, with modern and creative language focused in standards from Brazil and abroad.

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