Welcome to Fernando Brandão's Website!


Flutist, composer, author, arranger and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An active musician versed in classical and jazz, he has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist in Brazil and the US.

Mr. Brandão is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and at the Community Music Center of Boston. A leading educator in Brazilian music, he has given many lectures about Brazilian music and composers, and he is the author of the play-along book Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception, published by Advance Music.

News Board:

Save The Date: 
the CD release party of my new album Sem Tradução, 
will take place on 
September 30th, Wednesday 
at Ryles Jazz Club

The CD features nine original songs with lyrics by Pedro Lago, Rosangela Santiago, Robson Santiago and Fernando Brandão and 14 great musicians:

Fernando Brandão - flutes, voice, compositions
Marcella Camargo - vocals

Daniel Ian Smith - saxophones
Bob Gallegos - trumpet
John Pierce - trombone
Todd Brunel - bass clarinet 

Flavio Lira -  7-string guitar
Eduardo Mercuri - cavaquinho, guitar, tenor guitar
Catherine Bent - cello

Henrique Eisenmann - piano
Fernando Huergo - electric bass
Paul Del Nero - acoustic bass
Bertram Lehmann - drums
Anne Caroline Santos - percussion
Julio Santos - percussion

Interested in Samba de Gafieira? Check the page of Bohemia Carioca to learn more about this music and dance. 

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