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Samuel Quinto

Samuel Quinto is an exceptional piano player, his virtuoso, often percussive playing, often with a continuous “tumbao”, the rhythmical bass figure, accompanying the other soloists improvisations as well as his own, is intoxicating. His compositions, influenced among others by Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo
b.1954
piano
, Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
b.1941
piano
and Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
b.1963
piano
, are original own melodies which can have--like “on call”--different colourings, depending on the ethnic or geographic origin of theme, dance or title.

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The Emergence Of A New Piano Stylist

Quinto guides his trio through Salsa’ N Jazz with a fiery passion, firmly based upon his broad musicianship and accomplished performance skills. As a pianist, Quinto repeatedly displays highly developed technical abilities, a deep knowledge of harmony, and a keen insight into melodic creation. His improvisations scream with a fiery spontaneity and a jazz intensity while his melodic interpretations reflect a thoughtful and reflective musician. He often reveals a strong Michel Camilo influence with bits of Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes thrown into the mix

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Jazz ao Norte(Portugal)

Clinic/Workshop Information

Latin Jazz Master Class

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Albums

Salsa' N Jazz
Salsa' N Jazz
Self Produced
2009
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