Drummer and percussionist Sergio Reze graduated with honors from the Musicians Institute in California where he also studied at the Murray Spivack Percussion Studio. Since returning to Brazil, he established himself as one of the nation’s most in-demand drummers appearing on more than 80 albums and keeping a busy schedule of concerts, tours and studio work in genres that include Música Popular Brasileira (MPB), jazz and instrumental Brazilian music. His personal and creative approach to the drums, particularly the use of different timbres and melodic elements, has earned him a nomination for one of the most respected prizes for musicians in Brazil, the Prêmio Visa de Música Brasileira. His credits include concerts and recordings with MPB greats such as Ivan Lins, Edu Lobo, Toninho Horta, Chico Buarque, Mônica Salmaso, Ney Matogrosso, Lenine, Dominguinhos, Hamilton de Holanda, Flávio Venturini, Fabiana Cozza, and Ná Ozzetti. He has been touring outside of Brazil in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, England, New Zealand, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia and Japan. Sergio is deeply involved with the instrumental and jazz music scene in Brazil. In this field Sergio’s most representative and lasting partnership is with award-winning Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger André Mehmari.
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