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MP3 Weber Iago - Children Of The Wind

Brazilian born pianist''s adventure music debut with an all star ensemble featuring Paul McCandless, Keith Underwood, Derek Jones, Caito Marcondes and more.

17 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Latin Jazz, WORLD: World Fusion

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1962, Weber Iago began his research and quest for musical excellence at the early age of seven when he first began his musical studies, focusing on piano. Throughout his teenage years, Iago won many prestigious piano and organ competitions, leading him to begin his undergraduate studies in Music, Languages and Literature at the age of eighteen.

While attending the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Weber was in much demand to write for ensembles for the University, and developed extensive compositional skills. During this time Weber was also honored by the distinction of being chosen as the first soloist of the university''s 1984 symphonic season, for which he performed Maurice Revel''s "Piano Concerto in G".

After graduating from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1985, Iago was invited to join the famous Tabajara Orchestra where he toured for several months throughout Brazil gaining extensive recognition as a consummate classical pianist.

In 1987, Weber immigrated to the United States to further his studies into different types of music. As he became renowned in the world of Jazz in the U.S., he began opening for many artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Terrence Blanchard and recorded with James Newton and Moacir Santos as well as working as band leader for his own group Zen Blend. Most notably, Iago recorded two CD''s with the great Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo.

Over the years, Iago has been in much demand as a composer and arranger for artists such as flautists Ali Ryerson and Keith Underwood, Brazilian singer Claudia Villela, Jeff Linsky, Sanae Nakayma and Kenny Stahl, just to name a few. In 1998 he was invited to be the musical director of the legendary Tamba Trio.

In 2000, Weber toured in Europe, where he recorded a CD with talented pianist/composer Charles Loos, in Belgium. That CD contains original compositions by Loos and Iago and is titled " O Sonho e o Sorriso". While in Belgium, Weber also recorded a CD titled, "Two Hands, One Heart". That CD is a compilation of solo piano pieces that are interpretations of well-known standards that showcase his uniquely world-culture-inspired approach.

Weber Iago has spent recent years touring globally performing his compositions, including the commissioned composition "Os Filhos do Vento", or "Children of the Wind", which is part of a new CD that bears the above mentioned title, due to be released in the summer of 2004 with the label Adventure Music.

Recently, Iago released 2 new CD''s: one with Belgian Label Mogno Music, this one is titled "Spring will stay here" and is a showcase of Iago''s work as a composer,arranger and pianist. This release features Weber Iago''s "European Quartet" plus the participation of a high level string quartet. and "Each Day''s Universe", an independent production that showcases Iago''s solo work as well as a trio consisted of Iago on piano, Dave Belove on Bass and Leo Costa on Drums.

Iago does consistently also,work as a sideman with notables such as George Young, Ali Ryerson, Kenny Stahl , Claudia Villela , Celia Malheiros and more recently the France based, Brazilian Vocalist Marcia Maria, with whom Iago just finished a successful tour in Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium.

In 2003,Iago released a project with talented author/vocalist MaryAnne https://www.tradebit.com''s a book titled "Letters to a Love Unsung", for which Iago composed and performed an original score.

Right now,Iago is commited to expanding his compositional work by preparing to enter the world of Film Scoring.


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