Itaiguara Brandão

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Itaiguara Brandão

World famous bassist, on Sony & BMG record labels

Record guitar, bass guitar or bass on your tracks.

PREMIUM

Starting at

€39

Reviews

“I have had the privilege to work with Itaiguara Brandão innumerous times throughout the past two decades in a variety of different musical settings, from regular gigs in the city, to recordings and tours abroad. I’m more than happy to attest to his fantastic musicianship and irrepressible work ethic. His compositions are inspiring and very original, with a deep sense of lyricism and a gift for beautiful melodies, combining a solid knowledge of jazz and world music with the roots of Brazilian music. It is my understanding that Mr. Brandão has built a highly positive reputation for himself among his peers in New York and beyond as a top notch, extremely reliable and musically enticing bassist and all around musician. I am glad to recommend him highly and would place him at the top of his field without hesitation.”

Rodrigo Ursaia, Professor at Souza Lima Conservatory

Rodrigo Ursaia, Professor at Souza Lima Conservatory

“Itaiguara Brandao is one of the most complete musician/ producers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Not only is his musicianship of the highest word-class calibre, but his mastery of styles and genres across the board puts him in a unique position to hear the finished product long before it takes shape. When combined with his unselfish and generous personality, encouraging nature, artists blossom under his guidance and produce their best work. I always look forward to a day in the studio with Itaiguara Brandao!"

David Darlington, 3x Grammy winner

David Darlington, 3x Grammy winner

“I worked with Itaiguara Brandão many times and hope to continue working with him for every important project in my music career. Itaiguara is not only an incredible guitar and bass player but has a very deep knowledge of music - not only as a player but as an arranger and producer. Brazilian music, Jazz, Classical music, he knows it all. Besides that, he is a very serious professional, which makes him a very reliable asset to all sorts of working situations.”

Romero Lubambo, professional Brazilian Jazz Guitarist

Romero Lubambo, professional Brazilian Jazz Guitarist

If you want to record world-class quality guitar, bass guitar or bass on your track, then Itaiguara Brandão is the right choice for you.


Itaiguara is a New York City-based recording artist and bassist/guitarist. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he has toured internationally and recorded with a wide range of Latin and World Music artists including Dianne Reeves, Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Toquinho, Angelique Kidjo and Carlos Lyra, Paul Simon, among many others.


He has been one of the most sought-after freelance musicians in the US, having completed nearly 6,500 performances in the past 25 years. He is featured as the double-bass player in Dom Salvador's "The Art Of Samba Jazz," winner of the prestigious Premio da Musica Brasileira (the Brazilian GRAMMY®) for "Best Instrumental Album of 2011" and nominated among the three best instrumental groups of 2011.


Itaiguara has recorded on major labels such as Sony/BMG as well as on numerous independent labels, and played on major venues such as the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, The Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. 


Having graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Itaiguara studied jazz improvisation with the legendary Charlie Banacos and earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Composition. He is a recipient of the Berklee Achievement Scholarship for musical excellence and the 2019 Marvin Hamlisch Award.


You can book Itaiguara to record on your track live today, for €39.

Available Instruments

World-class selection of electric and upright bass, Vintech Audio X73i mic preamp, Geffell M930 condenser Microphone and Apogee Duet.

Fender 4-string precision bass, Sukop 5-string bass, Fender jaguar bass, Upright bass - Plywood, Upright bass - Carved wood

Credits

The Art of Samba Jazz

Matt King ‎– Monk In Brazil

Aguas Profundas - Oriente Lopez

ABRACADABRA - Oriente Lopez

Copa Village - Carol Saboya

Sample Tracks

Why Dream
00:00 / 01:04
Cerro
00:00 / 01:04
Luana
00:00 / 01:04
Meu Rio
00:00 / 01:04
Cores
00:00 / 01:04
Meditando
00:00 / 01:04

Itaiguara Brandão

World famous bassist, on Sony & BMG record labels

If you want to record world-class quality guitar, bass guitar or bass on your track, then Itaiguara Brandão is the right choice for you.


Itaiguara is a New York City-based recording artist and bassist/guitarist. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he has toured internationally and recorded with a wide range of Latin and World Music artists including Dianne Reeves, Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Toquinho, Angelique Kidjo and Carlos Lyra, Paul Simon, among many others.


He has been one of the most sought-after freelance musicians in the US, having completed nearly 6,500 performances in the past 25 years. He is featured as the double-bass player in Dom Salvador's "The Art Of Samba Jazz," winner of the prestigious Premio da Musica Brasileira (the Brazilian GRAMMY®) for "Best Instrumental Album of 2011" and nominated among the three best instrumental groups of 2011.


Itaiguara has recorded on major labels such as Sony/BMG as well as on numerous independent labels, and played on major venues such as the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, The Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. 


Having graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Itaiguara studied jazz improvisation with the legendary Charlie Banacos and earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Composition. He is a recipient of the Berklee Achievement Scholarship for musical excellence and the 2019 Marvin Hamlisch Award.


You can book Itaiguara to record on your track live today, for €39.

PREMIUM

Starting at

€39

Reviews

“I have had the privilege to work with Itaiguara Brandão innumerous times throughout the past two decades in a variety of different musical settings, from regular gigs in the city, to recordings and tours abroad. I’m more than happy to attest to his fantastic musicianship and irrepressible work ethic. His compositions are inspiring and very original, with a deep sense of lyricism and a gift for beautiful melodies, combining a solid knowledge of jazz and world music with the roots of Brazilian music. It is my understanding that Mr. Brandão has built a highly positive reputation for himself among his peers in New York and beyond as a top notch, extremely reliable and musically enticing bassist and all around musician. I am glad to recommend him highly and would place him at the top of his field without hesitation.”

Rodrigo Ursaia, Professor at Souza Lima Conservatory

“Itaiguara Brandao is one of the most complete musician/ producers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Not only is his musicianship of the highest word-class calibre, but his mastery of styles and genres across the board puts him in a unique position to hear the finished product long before it takes shape. When combined with his unselfish and generous personality, encouraging nature, artists blossom under his guidance and produce their best work. I always look forward to a day in the studio with Itaiguara Brandao!"

David Darlington, 3x Grammy winner

“I worked with Itaiguara Brandão many times and hope to continue working with him for every important project in my music career. Itaiguara is not only an incredible guitar and bass player but has a very deep knowledge of music - not only as a player but as an arranger and producer. Brazilian music, Jazz, Classical music, he knows it all. Besides that, he is a very serious professional, which makes him a very reliable asset to all sorts of working situations.”

Romero Lubambo, professional Brazilian Jazz Guitarist

If you want to record world-class quality guitar, bass guitar or bass on your track, then Itaiguara Brandão is the right choice for you.


Itaiguara is a New York City-based recording artist and bassist/guitarist. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he has toured internationally and recorded with a wide range of Latin and World Music artists including Dianne Reeves, Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Toquinho, Angelique Kidjo and Carlos Lyra, Paul Simon, among many others.


He has been one of the most sought-after freelance musicians in the US, having completed nearly 6,500 performances in the past 25 years. He is featured as the double-bass player in Dom Salvador's "The Art Of Samba Jazz," winner of the prestigious Premio da Musica Brasileira (the Brazilian GRAMMY®) for "Best Instrumental Album of 2011" and nominated among the three best instrumental groups of 2011.


Itaiguara has recorded on major labels such as Sony/BMG as well as on numerous independent labels, and played on major venues such as the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, The Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. 


Having graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Itaiguara studied jazz improvisation with the legendary Charlie Banacos and earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Composition. He is a recipient of the Berklee Achievement Scholarship for musical excellence and the 2019 Marvin Hamlisch Award.


You can book Itaiguara to record on your track live today, for €39.

Available Instruments

World-class selection of electric and upright bass, Vintech Audio X73i mic preamp, Geffell M930 condenser Microphone and Apogee Duet.

Fender 4-string precision bass, Sukop 5-string bass, Fender jaguar bass, Upright bass - Plywood, Upright bass - Carved wood

Credits

The Art of Samba Jazz

Matt King ‎– Monk In Brazil

Aguas Profundas - Oriente Lopez

ABRACADABRA - Oriente Lopez

Copa Village - Carol Saboya

Sample Tracks

Why Dream
00:00 / 01:04
Cerro
00:00 / 01:04
Luana
00:00 / 01:04
Meu Rio
00:00 / 01:04
Cores
00:00 / 01:04
Meditando
00:00 / 01:04

Best Instrumental Album of 2011
(Musica Brasileira)

Recorded for Sony &
BMG record labels

Performed/toured with Dianne Reeves,
Ivan Lins and Paul Simon

Questions about booking your first session?

Our Executive Producers are here to walk you through the process.

How do remote sessions work?

After you’ve booked your remote session, there are three simple steps in the preparation, completion and delivery of your files.

1. Preparation
Download and install Zoom (https://zoom.us/download). Ensure you have a stable internet connection (we recommend using an ethernet cable) and good quality headphones or speakers to enjoy your experience.

2. Remote Session
Attend your session live and collaborate with the artist you booked.

3. Download your files
Download your files after the session. You will receive the download link within 24h after the session!

How far along in my track do I need to be before booking a session?

At any stage. It can even just be an idea or a simple voice recording. Our resident producers will take your idea and turn it into a reality. Our average full production cost is €399, but if you’re not sure or want to get a specific quote, just get in touch.

How far in advance can I book?

You can book up to one week in advance. We don’t accept bookings fewer than 7 days before any session. That’s because we want to give our residents enough time to fully prepare for your session. To make it one worth having and remembering!

What happens after I make a booking?

We’ll ask you to fill out a super quick form to give us more info about your track or album. You can tell us details like the track name, bpm and a reference track. We’ll also provide you with a link where you can send us your music files (i.e. any bounces, DAW session file and music score if you have one).

What happens during my session?

Before the session, you’ll receive links to join the live HQ audio and video stream for the session. Please access these links at least 5 minutes before the session is due to begin, to mitigate any technical issues you may encounter.
During the session you will typically introduce yourself and the musical piece, chat about your intentions, arrangement etc, and we jump right into recording or producing. A 30 minutes recording session usually allows for 2 to 3 full takes with time left over to go back over specific parts. We’ll wrap up and talk about some next steps to get complete.

What's the sound quality like during my session?

You will be able to listen to the high quality audio feed directly from the artist’s DAW. It’s like you’re right there in the studio - no sound compromise!

What do I receive after my session?

You will receive every take that the artist recorded, according to the audio specifications that you have requested. These will be the raw session files as well as bounces of each recorded track (wav). You will receive an email with the download link within 24h.

My track is already under development. What’s the correct format to send to you?

We accept WAV or AIFF files at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz, and bit depths of either 16, 24 or 32 bit. Note that for orchestra recording sessions, we only accept 48khz at 24bits. Please supply us with mono or stereo files, clearly named and without audio clipping. You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of your song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). All files must be of the same duration, sample rate and bit depth. Please feel free to contact us if you're not sure.

What’s the cancellation policy?

We offer a full refund on cancellations up to 7 days prior to the scheduled recording session. Within 7 days of the session, cancellations will incur a 50% session fee. In the case of a no-show, you will not be refunded. Our satisfaction guarantee means if you’re not happy with your session, just let us know and we’ll issue a refund.

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