Tiago Barros

Bio

Tiago Barros is a saxophonist, composer and arranger.

Born in Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, he studied Brazilian music at the "Bituca University of Popular Music" in Barbacena (Brazil) from 2004 to 2008. At that time he studied with the masters Cléber Alves, saxophone; and Ian Guest, harmony, composition and arrangement.

He has been living in Basel (Switzerland) since 2011 where he completed his BA in Music at the Musikakademie Basel in the Department of Jazz in 2014. He finished his Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy in 2016 at Jazzcampus Basel. He studied with several masters during these five years of studies in Switzerland, among them Domenic Landolf, saxophone and Guillermo Klein, composition and arrangement.  In 2016, Tiago released his first authorial album called "Por um bom motivo" which features "Liner Notes" by Guillermo Klein. Composed, recorded and produced in Switzerland the album received great reviews in the scene.

He has performed with musicians such as:
Guillermo Klein, Dudu Penz, Hans Feigenwinter, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Raúl de Souza, Leila Pinheiro, Mauro Martins, Rodrigo Digão Braz, Oliver Pellet Santos, Aliéksey Vianna, Anissa Damali, Roberto Koch, Edmundo Carneiro, Ricardo Fiúza, Stephan Kurmann, Marc Sway, Leny Andrade, Dudu Lima, Milton Nascimento, João Bosco e mais.

He participated in Workshops and classes with Andy Scherrer, Jorge Rossy, Mark Turner, Michael Chylewski, Julio Barreto, Bänz Öster, Larry Grenadier, Bill McHenry, Mike del Ferro, Miguel Zenon, Arismar do Espírito Santo among others.

Currently the artist is working on the production of the second album "Montanhas" to be released in 2019. The new album will be recorded by quintet formation and will feature special guest appearances from the legendary trombonist Raúl de Souza and the brilliant guitarist and composer Juarez Moreira.

Tiago Barros is active as a bandleader and sideman in several musical formations.
He also teaches saxophone, composition and arrangement.

Projekte

New album MONTANHAS coming soon!

Tiago Barros Quinteto is currently working on a new album that will be released in 2019.

Tiago Barros Quinteto

Line up: Tiago Barros (s, comp, arr), Simone Bollini (p), Oliver Pellet (g), Dudu Penz (b), Fernando Delgado/Mauro Martins (dr)

Lively, original, rhythmic, melodic, authentic, varied - this is the sound of the music written by composer and saxophonist Tiago Barros.

In his pieces, elements of Brazilian folklore merge with those of the jazz tradition and create a very characteristic sound that appeals to a large audience.

Improvisation plays an important role in the performances of the quintet, it is also one of the greatest common denominators of jazz and Brazilian music.

The pieces are played by five virtuoso instrumentalists, who are at home on stage and take the audience with their creativity and joy of playing into a unique musical universe as soon as the first note sounds.

Clube da Esquina Basel

Tiago Barros (s), Aliéksey Vianna (g), José Luiz Martins (p), Stephan Kurmann (b), Konrad Wiemann (dr)

The band around saxophonist Tiago Barros is dedicated to researching and interpreting the music of "Clube da Esquina" (Esquina: Corner), a group of musicians, composers and poets from Brazil's fourth largest state, Minas Gerais. The group always met on the same street corner in the big city of Belo Horizonte to make music, compose, philosophize and, of course, drink something.

The result of these meetings is a music that takes cultural impulses from the whole of Brazilian folk music and creates a synthesis that perhaps only Minas Gerais in the heart of the country can produce. Minas Gerais was the economic and cultural centre of Brazil in colonial times. Its landscape is characterized among other things by green hills and (mostly) disused railway tracks. The Mineiros are regarded as introverted and rather quiet because they are surrounded by mountains and not by the sea - this is where Brazil's earliest art music originated.

Milton Nascimento is the most internationally renowned musician to have emerged from the movement. In 1972, together with Lô Borges and the Clube Kollektiv, he released a groundbreaking double album entitled "Clube da Esquina". The collective "Clube da Esquina" thus wrote one of the most important chapters in the history of Brazilian popular music.

Nationally and internationally known artists who emerged from the movement Clube da Esquina: Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Márcio Borges, Lô Borges, Wagner Tiso, Beto Guedes, Tavinho Moura, Fernando Brant, Nivaldo Ornellas, Ronaldo Bastos

Trio Brasil

Duo Minas

Tiago Barros (s)
José Luiz Martins (p)
Oliver Pellet (g)

Brazil: a country of extremes, a melting pot of different peoples and cultures. It is obvious that Brazil's musical universe is also enormously diverse and fascinating. The Brasil Trio takes us on a musical journey to their homeland. The three musicians from São Paulo and Minas Gerais interpret a fine selection of pieces from the MPB (música popular brasileria) with great creativity, skill and enthusiasm. These include composers such as João Donato, Tom Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Djavan and a few others.

Music for your occasion

The ideal music for the perfect atmosphere at your event!

Music: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Music, Pop, Classical Music

Ideal for company events, aperitifs, weddings, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, vernissages, etc.

Various formations: Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet or bigger

Contact for inquiries:
Tiago Barros
tiagobsax@yahoo.com.br
+41 (0)76 624 27 42

Saxophone lessons

In addition to his activities as a saxophonist, composer and arranger, Tiago also offers saxophone lessons for beginners and advanced players of all ages in the areas of jazz, improvised and Brazilian music. He has many years of experience in teaching and in September 2016 successfully completed his Master's in Music Pedagogy at the Jazzcampus in Basel.

For questions or to arrange a non-binding trial lesson please use the contact form on this website or send an email directly by click.

Por um bom motivo – CD

Digitally available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, exlibris and other Internet platforms.
For CD orders please use the contact form (price: 25 CHF).

"His music strucks me as lively and original. His Brazilian roots and all jazz tradition melting and creating a very healthy, rhythmic and harmonic combination. It's a pleasure to hear it and a valid addition to the musical world."

Guillermo Klein - composer, arranger, pianist

The first album with original compositions by saxophonist and composer Tiago Barros was released in February 2016.

The title of the album "Por um bom motivo" means "For a good reason" in German, whereas in Portuguese the word "motivo" can be understood as motive in the musical sense as well as motive in the sense of reason. On the album there are four pieces whose titles all contain the word "motivo".

Although the compositions are harmonically relatively complex, the melodies always seem catchy and vocal, they never lose the lightness and playfulness of Brazilian folklore.
The album is characterized by a warm and refined sound, not least thanks to the extraordinary musicians. The Rhythm Section is Brazilian through and through, consisting of creative and virtuoso instrumentalists who provide the basis for this sound.
The melodies, the heart of the musical work, were all arranged for brass, inspired by typical jazz formations. Improvisation is present in all pieces and is one of the greatest common denominators of jazz and Brazilian music.

Tiago Barros - soprano, alto, tenor sax, compositions, arrangements
Oliver Pellet - guitar
Fernando Delgado - drums
Dudu Penz - bass
Fabian Willmann - bass clarinet
Wolfgang Zumpe - trumpset
Marc Roos - trombone
Simone Bollini - piano

Recorded: June 26, 27, 28 2015 at Jazz Campus Basel, CH

Mixing: Fernando Delgado - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Mastering: Idea and Sound Studio Basel CH

Youtube Channel

Tiago Barros - Youtube

Konzerte

Saturday 2019-03-30 19:00–00:00

J'Traine' Spring Time Show

Schlossbergstube Otterbach DE

R&B, Smooth Jazz, Soul Music, Blues

Special Guests: Vanessa Holmes & Warren Julian

Tiago Barros - saxes

Vergangene Konzerte - Past concerts

Privatanlass

Basel

International Blues Challenge Memphis USA

Memphis USA

International Blues Challenge Memphis USA

Memphis USA

International Blues Challenge Memphis USA

Memphis USA

International Blues Challenge Memphis USA

Memphis USA

International Blues Challenge Memphis USA

Memphis USA

Privatanlass

LOLA Basel

Basel World Music Festival

Halle 7 - Basel

J'TRAINE feat. Vanessa Holmes & Julian Warren

Kaiserslautern

Jazz with Tiago Barros and friends

Swartbasel

Jazz with Tiago Barros and friends

Swartbasel

Jazz with Tiago Barros and friends

Swartbasel

Jazz with Tiago Barros and friends

Swartbasel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Bird's eye Basel

Trio Brasil

Werk 8/Basel

Trio Brasil

Werk 8/Basel

Trio Brasil

Werk 8 - Basel

Trio Brasil

Werk 8 - Basel

Tiago Barros convida Rodrigo Digão

Café con letras, Rheingasse 69, Basel

Tiago Barros convida Rodrigo Digão

Café con letras, Rheingasse 69, Basel

Privatanlass

Basel

Privatanlass

Basel

Brasil à três

CHEZ SOIF (Basel)

Tiago Barros/Eugênio Aramuni Duo

Itacaré - Bahia - Brasil

Tiago Barros solo

Txai Resort - Itacaré - Bahia - Brasil

Tiago Barros solo

Txai Resort - Itacaré - Bahia - Brasil

Tiago Barros e Samy Erick Duo

Xicrona Cultural

Tiago Barros e Samy Erick Duo

Café com Letras

Tiago Barros e Samy Erick Duo

Café com Letras

Pellet-Martins-Barros-Côrtes-Barbosa

Café Sete, Rua Sete de Setembro, 1447, 13560-180 São Carlos - Brasil

Pellet-Martins-Barros-Côrtes-Barbosa

Café Sete, Rua Sete de Setembro, 1447, 13560-180 São Carlos - Brasil

Tiago Barros Quinteto

Spaghetti Factory, Metzgergasse 8, Aarau

Barros/Martins Duo

Basel

Barros/Martins Duo

Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Kulturscheune Liestal

Clube da Esquina Basel

Kulturscheune Liestal

Anissa Damali Band

Parterre 1 - Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Jazzcampus Basel, Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel

Clube da Esquina Basel

Jazzcampus Basel, Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel

Homenagem a Elis Regina

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Barros/Martins Duo

Hombis Salon Zürich

Barros/Martins Duo (Privatanlass)

Basel

Barros/Martins Duo (Privatanlass)

Basel

Barros/Martins Duo (Privatanlass)

Basel

Barros/Martins Duo (Privatanlass)

Basel

Oliver Pellet Trio

Café TATkraft - Binningen

Homenagem a Elis Regina

Birdseye Jazzclub Basel

Homenagem a Elis Regina

Birdseye Jazzclub Basel

Jazz Matinee "Homenagem a Elis Regina"

Basel

Barros - Pellet - Koch Trio

Werk 8, Basel

Barros - Pellet - Koch Trio

Werk 8, Basel

Saxofon Duo

Sissach

Saxofon Duo

Sissach

Brasil Jazz Trio

Restaurant Walliserhof Basel

Anissa Damali Trio

Basel

Anissa Damali Trio

Basel

Anissa Damali Brazil Quintett

Missionsstrasse 21, Basel

Offener Workshop mit Arismar do Espírito Santo

Bird's eye Jazzclub Basel

Offener Workshop mit Arismar do Espírito Santo

Bird's eye Jazzclub Basel

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Bellavi Bar & Petiscaria - Viçosa MG

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Estúdio Armondes - Itacaré

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Estúdio Armondes - Itacaré

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Restaurante Paraíso - Serra Grande BA

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Txai Resort - Itacaré

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Marley's - Itacaré

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Txai Resort - Itacaré

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Marley's - Itacaré

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Nuuh Butequim - Itacaré (BA), Brasil

Tiago Barros/Fabiano de Castro Duo

Nuuh Butequim - Itacaré (BA), Brasil

Tiago Barros - São Paulo Quarteto

Qualcasa - São Paulo, Brasil

Tiago Barros - São Paulo Quarteto

Madeleine Jazz Bar - São Paulo, Brasil

Privatanlass

Zürich

Privatanlass

Zürich

Gastauftritt Eduardo Machado Trio

Bird's eye Jazz Club Basel

Gastauftritt Eduardo Machado Trio

Bird's eye Jazzclub Basel

Tiago Barros/Yuri Storione Duo

Hombis Salon Zürich

Musikalische Umrahmung Masterfeier Uni Basel

Uni Basel

Musikalische Umrahmung Masterfeier Uni Basel

Uni Basel

Klangbasel

Ueli-Fähri, Basel

Klangbasel

Ueli-Fähri, Basel

Klangbasel

Ueli-Fähri, Basel

Klangbasel

Ueli-Fähri, Basel

Minigipfel - Jazzfestival Freiburg 2016 (DE)

Babeuf – Egonstrasse 16, Freiburg im Breisgau (DE)

Minigipfel - Jazzfestival Freiburg 2016 (DE)

Babeuf – Egonstrasse 16, Freiburg im Breisgau (DE)

Tiago Barros Quintett e Amigos - Master Abschluss-Konzert

Jazzcampus Basel

Tiago Barros/Yuri Storione Duo

Hombis Salon Zürich

Tiago Barros Quintett - CD-Taufe "Por um bom motivo"

ESSE Musicbar Winterthur

Clare Fischer Workshop

Jazz Campus, Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel

Big Band Jazzcampus Basel

Jazz Campus, Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel

Anissa Damali Trio

Basel

Anissa Damali Trio

Basel

Tiago Barros Jazz Quartett

Milchhüsli Basel

Anissa Damali Quintett

Ewerk Freiburg (D)

Brasil meets Jazz

Trattoria Bar da Sonny

Forró do Hermeto

La Tour Vagabonde

Forró do Hermeto

Apawi Pure Lounge

Tiago Barros/Simone Bollini

Hombis Salon Zürich

Semesterkonzert Clare Fischer

Jazzcampus Basel

Bigband Semesterkonzert

Jazzcampus Basel

Duo Minas

Hombis Salon Zürich

Alcira Peña & Band

Hotel The Alpina Gstaad

Alcira Peña & Band

Hotel The Alpina Gstaad

Anissa Damali & Band

Apawi Pure Lounge

Martinu Festtage 2015 - Jazzcampus Big Band mit Marc Turner, Guillermo Klein, Jorge Rossy

Museum Tinguely Basel

Forró do Hermeto

Parterre Basel

Forró do Hermeto

APAWI PURE Lounge Basel

Forró do Hermeto

Parterre Basel

Forró do Hermeto

Quartiertreffpunkt Lola Basel

Forró do Hermeto

Quartiertreffpunkt Lola Basel

Forró do Hermeto

Jazzfestival Freiburg DE

Tiago Barros convida Guillermo Klein

Savassi Jazzfestival, Belo Horizonte, Brasil

Tiago Barros e Grupo

Bärechäller Aarburg

Tiago Barros e Grupo

Birdseye Jazzclub Basel

Tiago Barros e Grupo

Birdseye Jazzclub Basel

Tiago Barros e Grupo

Tiago Barros e Grupo

Birdseye Jazzclub Basel

Salsa Workshop Semesterkonzert

Club des Jazzcampus Basel

Bigband Semesterkonzert

Club des Jazzcampus Basel

Bigband der Jazzschule Basel

Club des Jazzcampus Basel

Masterfeier Uni Basel

Masterfeier Uni Basel

Forró do Hermeto

Freiburg DE

Forró do Hermeto

Freiburg DE

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