Nenê Santos

"For years I looked for ways to find my sound, I used hundreds of mouthpieces and ligatures, I bought several brands and models saxophones, selmer MK VI,selmer MK VII,selmer SA80, Yamaha 62, Yamaha Custom EXS, Yanagisawa's among many others, I spent a lot of money and I still felt something was missing. Cannonball Raven joined everything I was looking for in a saxophone: - Sound incredible, Versatility for different necks, perfect mechanism, great finish and beauty! I can Express everything I think and fell through this saxophone! " ~ Nenê Santos


Nenê Santos is a young Brazilian saxophonist, born 02/07/1982 in São Paulo - Brazil, began his studies at age 15 in a music municipal school in Paulínia city with an important maestro, Mr. Joao Chagas (in memorian).

At 16 he became interested in the saxophone when he won his first instrument, later studied at music band project Unicamp, a renowned Brazilian university.

After some years Nenê Santos wanted to improve his technique on the saxophone by participating in many workshops and masterclasses with saxophonists from around the country that were very important to his musical development.

Influenced by various names in music, like Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Branford Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Cesar Camargo Mariano, David Sanborn, Zé Canuto, Kenny Garrett, Michael Jackson, Djavan, Marcelo Martins, Tom Jobim, Kirk Whalum, among many others, Nenê Santos acquired a unique style and energetic to play and express themselves through the saxophone. Nenê Santos has recorded two CD's and hundreds of stakes in several artists of Brazilian music.

His Band consists of Five musicians and amazing songwriting partners. Show songs from their first and second album - 1° Dreams and 2° Black Point. His albuns are several songs of own compositions in the styles, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), smooth jazz, R&B full of very good arrengements and improvisations.

Wherever they go they leave a record of musical quality and uniquely sound developed by the group, whose main objective is to promote instrumental music, whose art is closely related to the pure form of expression through the sound.

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