TRIO FORMED WITH BASSIST MARCUS MCLAURINE AND PIANIST TOMOKO OHNO
DEDICATED TO BRAZILIAN MUSIC TEACHING - ONLINE AND IN PERSON, WITH VIDEO LESSONS, MUSIC CHARTS, PLAY ALONGS, INTERVIEWS, AND PERFORMANCES.
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Samuel Martinelli is a musician, producer, and educator based in New York City with a Master Degree in Jazz Studies by the City University of New York - Queens College - He was the drummer for the multi Grammy-nominated trumpet player Claudio Roditi group for about three years, and recorded his own album as a leader featuring the master trumpet player.
He has shared the stage and studio with great names in Brazilian music and jazz, names like Alcione, Hendrik Meurkens, Marcus McLaurine, Ken Peplowski, Russell Malone, Kenia, Peter Washington, John DiMartino, Itaiguara Brandão, Helio Alves, to name a few
Samuel is a teaching artist at New Jersey Performing Arts Centers, one of the most important arts and education institutions in US, and has given workshops and masterclasses about jazz and Brazilian music at universities and other educational institutions, besides working at private music schools around NYC.