Guitar Player , Arranger and Musical Producer
Jurandir Santana is consider one of the greatest guitarists from Brazil with a unique style, has been dedicated to the research of the complexity of brazilian music . His identification with music began at the age of 10. Today, Jurandir Santana has a respected curriculum, worked with big names of brazilian artists and worldwide music like as Gilberto Gil, Gal costa, Rosa Passos, Daniela Mercury, Jaques Morelenbaum, Seamus Blake Xangai, Toninho Horta, Fabiana Cozza, Mariene de Castro, Fredrik Nooren., Armandinho Macedo, Arthur Maia, Nico Assunção,, Gabriel Grossi , Nelson Veras, Marcio Montarroyos, Nelson Ayres , Chico Pinheiro e Filó Machado
As like a teacher was invited to made workshops in Berklee College of Music( USA ) , Western Illinois University ( USA ).
in 2006 Jurandir Santana released his debut album ” Só Brasil “ Maritaca label ( São Paulo ) – A work that is the result of years of research that comes with a new sound with discovering new nuances of brazilian music. One of track on the CD is Cravo e Canela his version to the success of Milton Nascimento and Ronaldo Bastos. like most tracks CD Only Brazil, filled with references to Bahia musicality , invites us to know the richness of brazilian rhythms such as frevo, maracatu, chula, samba de roda and Ijexá°. Giving special emphasis to the rich variety of the northeastern sound, where the artist incorporates his jazz design acquired throughout his brilliant career. This work has special guests such as Nelson Ayres, Teco Cardoso, Joana Bocanera, Simone Mota and Damares Martins. Won the Braskem prize as like as better jazz cd of Bahia.
Now Jurandir release his recent album ‚ Um Segundo‚ by Temps Record label ( Barcelona ). Elegance and precision still present in this new disco . Jurandir Santana has been slowly creating a highly personal style, as seen in the nine musics in CD. Seven musics are unedited, not just in the arrangements and sonic textures, but in striking contrast in acoustic guitar with traditional instruments to which it has bring a new life, as the viola caipira, from Brazil, or the Canary timple. More than ever, Jurandir Santana is presented as an explorer of new sounds that closer itself, with populated and alive, full songs signs here and there, which are an echo of several sound that manages to catch the worlds, as one who is able to reach a wind. This work has special guests such as Seamus Blake, Childo Tomas, Carola Ortiz, Joana Bocanera e Denise de Macêdo.
Musician recognized in the brazilian market and a solid musical career, Jurandir Santana has achieved a well-deserved place in the international market. His work as a accredits the prestigious musician in Europe and USA.