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Samuel Quinto FRSA

Samuel Quinto Feitosa, FRSA (born September 5, 1973) is a Brazilian pianist of jazz, pop, gospel, and classical music, as well a music producer, composer, arranger, educator, and writer who has lived in Portugal since 2004. Quinto grew up in Salvador, where he developed his art mainly on piano.

Samuel Quinto was born in Belém, Pará, but grew up in Salvador, Bahia. From the age of seven, he developed his musical talent by virtue of contact with the piano through the gospel, accompanied Baptist Church who attended during childhood with his family in Salvador. Then Samuel took the first steps on piano in the family home, always without accompanying teachers, and developed his piano skills learning also, as an autodidact, harmony, reading and writing music and orchestration, musical composition, arranging for the church choir, which starts playing as a pianist at age 12.

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”The master of Latin Jazz” - Piano Performer Magazine, USA “A pianist with the ability to dazzle quietly as right hand flies exotically and left hand constantly invents harmony and rhythm.” – Raul d´Gama Rose, All About Jazz, USA.

“The Emergence Of A New Piano Stylist”. - Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner, USA.

“On Salsa’ N Jazz he plays with primal hypnotic rhythm” – Latin Jazz Network, Canada.

“Samuel Quinto conquistou a Europa com o seu Jazz Latino” – Hugo Diaz Milano, Correo del Avila, Venezuela.

“A sua técnica e brilhantes performances não as foi buscar à Escola, mas antes à fonte incansável e plena de energia que traz dentro de si” – Pedro Ferreira, Escola Jazz ao Norte, Portugal.

“É inacreditável a forma acrobática que Quinto utilizou para manipular o sensível teclado e a excelente forma como passou das partes mais fortes, para as mais melodiosas e suaves, notando-se no seu extenso repertório toda a sua musicalidade e aptidão para excelentes improvisações” – Monika Koehler, Heilbronner Stimme, Germany.

“Salvador se rende ao Jazz de Samuel Quinto” – Itapoan on line, Brasil.

“ (…) mais do que latino, mais do que ritmo, é um impressionante trio de Jazz Latino com alta qualidade e técnica surpreendente” – Stell Werk, Germany.

“Brilho, virtuosismo e soberbos arranjos do pianista” - Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club, Belgium.

“Samuel Quinto é um pianista de grandes recursos expressivos” – Prof

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Samuel Quinto, FRSA Maestro - Pianist - Productor - Educator - Composer - Writer Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts - UK Member of National Federation of Music Clubs - USA/United Nations Senior Member of Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs - USA Member of International Council for Traditional Music - Unesco/Worldwide Member of American Council of Piano Performers - USA Fritz Dobbert/Kawai Endorsee Author of "Improvising is very easy!"

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