Bruno Gafanhoto
Bruno Gafanhoto
drummer

Bruno Gafanhoto

guest musician
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Languages
English
Portuguese
main genres
Jazz
Funk
Pop
Brazilian
Soul
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drummer

Bruno Gafanhoto

guest musician
Bruno Gafanhoto is one of the most prominent drummers in the new Brazilian scene. He has performed with star artists such as Latin Grammy Winners Nando Reis or Ana Vitória and Grammy nominated John La Barbera.

With 16+ years of experience in live and studio performances, Bruno has, as a main characteristic, the sensibility and skill of providing musical drum parts that work for the arrangements. Bruno is extremely versatile, he has toured around the globe playing multiple genres: in Pop/Rock; he’s performed with Angra’s guitarist Marcelo Barbosa, Latin Grammy Nominee Letrux and is the drummer of Orquestra Petrobrás Sinfônica, with whom he has toured with Brazilian stars Nando Reis, AnaVitória and Vanessa da Mata. In Jazz, he performed with John La Barbera, Brandon Coleman and Miami Sax Quartet; in Funk, Bruno is the leader of Funqquestra, that have featured greats like Carlos Malta, MARO and Sandra de Sá. ​In the studio, Bruno has recorded several albums for artists in different countries, totalling hundreds of thousands of streams. As a leader, his debut album “Ao Vivo no Clube do Choro”, was semi-finalist in the 26º Prêmio da Música Brasileira, the most prominent music award in Brazil.Bruno is experienced in Soul, Jazz, Pop/Rock and Brazilian/Latin rhythms and has great improvisation skills. He can record with both Pop and Jazz flavoured sonority - 18'' or 22'' bass drums and an array of cymbals from vintage to modern options. He can also record hand percussion such as tambourine, blocks and cowbell and will be happy to help you with the arrangement for both music and drum parts.Bruno prefers to work with charts or lead sheets, but audio files and written notes about the music are also welcomed!

next session(s)
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Jan 31 (SOLD OUT), Feb 24
instruments
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5 Violins I, 5 Violins II, 5 Violas, 4 Celli, 3 Contrabasses (includes C extension)

Notes
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No double kick.
next session(s)
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Jan 30 (SOLD OUT), Feb 23
instruments
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WOODWINDS

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bassoon

BRASS

2 Bb Trumpets, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 French Horns

STRINGS

1 Harp, 5 Violins I, 4 Violins II, 4 Violas, 4 Violoncellos, 1 Contrabass (includes C extension)

PERCUSSION (1 PERCUSSIONIST)

Timpani, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine, Woodblock

Notes
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No double kick.
next session
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APRIL 28
DAW
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Audio Interface
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Presonus (Firestudio Project)
preamp
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mics
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Shure SM57
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Shure PG52
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Superlux Hi10
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Superlux Pro-218a
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CAD C9
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Sterling S30
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Sterling S50
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NADY DM70
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NADY DM80
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Notes
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No double kick.
I had the pleasure of playing with Bruno for a couple of years and I was always impressed with his commitment, how he's someone that is always developing his sound and always trying new ways to play better. I'm a fan! When I listen to his playing I recognise a fully developed artist that has clarity of what to play for the music. I only have good things to talk about him. Any project that he puts his hands on will be a success, because that's how he is.
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Marcelo Barbosa
Guitarist for Angra
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When I played with Bruno I felt an immediate musical connection - and that's really important for bassists and drummers! I was impressed on our first job: he got there absolutely prepared, knowing everything about the repertoire and even correcting some mistakes on the parts, haha! He's a complete musician. A great drummer that goes beyond the boundaries of his own instrument, diving deep on the music.
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Bruno Migliari
Bassist for Frejat and Simone
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Bruno is a phenomenal musician! All of you have a lot of exciting things to look forward to, I highly recommend Bruno to you.
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John La Barbera
Grammy Nominee Arranger and Composer
5 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
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