The three musicians based in Cologne present compositions blending rhythmic
jazz and captivating melodies. The South American musical influences of Henrique Gomide from Brazil and Jean Cammas from Chile, together with the “African drumming” of Dutch drummer Antoine Duijkers form the basis of their compositions and improvisations.
The camerisitic verve of Daphne Oltheten (violin) and Henrique Gomide (piano) is as solid as their musical training, causing the Duo’s identity to pulsate between works of varied styles. (Cristiano Alves).
Henrique Gomide's music for big ensembles combine strong Afro-Brazilian rhythmical elements with refined orchestration techniques, as those of composers Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider and Gil Evans.
The Brazilian singer Juliana da Silva, who has lived in Germany for 20 years, captivates the audience with her dynamic, feminine singing voice. She sings various bossa nova and samba classics from her homeland with first-class authenticity.
Henrique Gomide offers a variety of courses, webinars and classes adressing several topics of Brazilian music like Rhythm, Harmony, History as well as Workshops about Garoto (Aníbal Augusto Sardinha), composer whose work has been deeply investigated by Gomide.
Aníbal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto, 1915-1955) was one of the most important modernizers of Brazilian music in the first half of the 20th Century, besides extraordinary muli-instrumentalist. Henrique Gomide have deeply researched his life and works and engaged in several projects to disseminate his music