The Meretrio was brought together in São Paulo – Brasil, in 2004, as an initiative of Emiliano Sampaio (guitar and trombone), Gustavo Boni (acoustic and electric bass), and Luis André (drums and percussion), with the purpose of researching the diversity of popular music.

 

Meretrio played in important Festivals in Europe, Australia and Brazil such as Bayerisches Jazz Weekend, Perth Jazz Fest, Fête de la Musique, Jazz´n More, Mikulassky Jazz Festival, SESC Sao Paulo, Jazz Na Fábrica, and in the famous concert halls Porgy & Bess in Vienna and Sendesaal in Bremen.

 

In 2017 Meretrio released the album Óbvio featuring the saxophonist Heinrich Von Kalnein (Jazz Big Band Graz) in two tracks, which got four stars from the Downbeat Magazine and entered in the list “Best Albums of the Year”.

 

In 2019, Meretrio recorded a new project asking the question: would it be possible to mix trombone, guitar and electronics in a way that the music is also playable in live situations? This was Meretrio´s main motivation to compose several compositions exploring different colors than the traditional jazz trio Guitar, Bass and Drums. With the help of digital effects and loop machine, we can combine lines and harmonies from all instruments in real time, creating new textures and musical possibilities.

 

Still in 2019, Meretrio released the album “Passagem” as a quartet with Heinrich von Kalnein (Tenor Sax and Flute), recorded at Bauer Studios and released by Natango Music. The quartet will be on tour in Europe in March/April and will be for the first time in Brazil in August 2020.

 

In the dialogue between the trios of the past and present, it is evident that the Meretrio keeps always developing their music, never leaving behind a sense of humour, creativity and the joy of making music.

“Meretrio is a cohesive unit that favours a tight, groove-oriented sound, but one that allows for immense freedom within that space.”
Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Magazin – About the Album „Óbvio” (2017)
“Meretrio is one of those groups that is not satisfied with the common place, always seeking out novelties, language and identity…”
Ulisses Rocha, guitar professor at University of Florida – USA, about Meretrio album (2007)

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Meretrio videos

Meretrio "Choros" - Atraente (Chiquinha Gonzaga) 1877

Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar Luis Oliveira - Drums Gustavo Boni - Bass In early 2020, we were prepared to go on tour around Europe when Coronavirus spread, forcing our plans to change completely. Using this moment of crisis in a positive way, we took our time to record a new album, which is special in many ways. In this our first album entirely dedicated to Brazilian music, we focus on the genre choro. We have arranged classic choro compositions for electric guitar, electric bass, drums and trombone, bringing our perspective to choro music. Our time travel starts in 1877 (considered the year in which choro appeared), with the composition “Atraente” by Chiquinha Gonzaga, one of the great and important female musicians of all time. We also re-arranged famous classics composed by Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Zequinha de Abreu and Raul de Barros, showing how diverse choro can be and how it has inspired subsequent generations of musicians to explore and develop the genre further. We hope you enjoy the music. This album is dedicated to Lucas da Rosa.

Helsinki - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein - Passagem (Trailer)

This is a short trailer of the CD ”Passagem“, which was recorded in March 11 and 12, 2018 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg (GER) by Johannes Wohlleben. Composed and performed by Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein. Heinrich von Kalnein - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute Emiliano Sampaio - Electric Guitar Gustavo Boni - Electric Bass Luis André - Drums Produced by Heinrich von Kalnein and Emiliano Sampaio for Natango Music. Video by Thomas Radlwimmer. The CD / LP ”Passagem“ is out in stores, webshops and as digital download by May 6, 2019. © 2018 NATANGO Music / Galileo Music Distribution. https://natangomusic.com https://www.galileomusic.de https://radlwimmer.at

The Wedding - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio | Simples (Emiliano Sampaio) | Instrumental Sesc Brasil

O Meretrio foi formado em 2003 no Instituto de Artes da Unicamp. Em 2008 gravaram de maneira independente o primeiro álbum da banda. Atualmente o grupo se apresenta em diversos formatos como Projeto Meretrio e Orquestra HeartBreakers. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - guitarra e trombone Gustavo Boni - contrabaixo Luis André "Gigante" - bateria e percussão Gênero: jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro Anchieta do Sesc Consolação dia 22/08/2014 • site oficial: https://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo https://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal https://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "Tico-Tico no Fubá" (Zequinha de Abreu)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Meretrio | Onda (Emiliano Sampaio) | Instrumental Sesc Brasil

O Meretrio foi formado em 2003 no Instituto de Artes da Unicamp. Em 2008 gravaram de maneira independente o primeiro álbum da banda. Atualmente o grupo se apresenta em diversos formatos como Projeto Meretrio e Orquestra HeartBreakers. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - guitarra e trombone Gustavo Boni - contrabaixo Luis André "Gigante" - bateria e percussão Gênero: jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro Anchieta do Sesc Consolação dia 22/08/2014 • site oficial: https://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo https://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal https://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "Why Not" (Emiliano Sampaio)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "Bandit" (Emiliano Sampaio)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Making Of Meretrio (SESC TV, 2014)

SESC TV documentary about the history of Meretrio. Recorded in 2014 in Sao Paulo, part of the Festival Jazz na Fábrica.

Meretrio - Óbvio 2016 - Teaser

Emiliano Sampaio – Guitar Luis Andre Gigante – Drums, Percussion Gustavo Boni – Bass Special Guest: Heinrich Von Kalnein – Alto Flute and Tenor Saxophone Recorded at KUG studios by Ulrich Katzenberger Recording Assistants: Alexander Zwierzina, Korin Rizzo Mixed and mastered in Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio | Minas (Emiliano Sampaio, Gustavo Boni, Luis André Gigante) | Instrumental Sesc Brasil

O Meretrio foi formado em 2003 no Instituto de Artes da Unicamp. Em 2008 gravaram de maneira independente o primeiro álbum da banda. Atualmente o grupo se apresenta em diversos formatos como Projeto Meretrio e Orquestra HeartBreakers. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - guitarra e trombone Gustavo Boni - contrabaixo Luis André "Gigante" - bateria e percussão Gênero: jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro Anchieta do Sesc Consolação dia 22/08/2014 • site oficial: https://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo https://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal https://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Red Eyes - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer Video by Reithofer Media

Interpretation - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein - Gruß nach Leipzig

Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein - Gruß nach Leipzig from the CD / LP PASSAGEM This is the first track of the CD ”Passagem“, which was recorded in March 11 and 12, 2018 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg (GER) by Johannes Wohlleben. Composed by Heinrich von Kalnein (AKM), performed by Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein. Heinrich von Kalnein - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute Emiliano Sampaio - Electric Guitar Gustavo Boni - Electric Bass Luis André - Drums Produced by John Heitzmann and Emiliano Sampaio for Natango Music. Video by Thomas Radlwimmer. The CD / LP ”Passagem“ is out in stores, webshops and as digital download by May 6, 2019. © 2019 NATANGO Music / Galileo Music Distribution. https://natangomusic.com https://www.galileomusic.de https://radlwimmer.at

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