Sergio Reze started his drum studies in São Paulo with Zé Eduardo Nazario. He later moved to the United States where he graduated with an Honorable Mention from the Musicians Institute of Technology in California. Still in the USA he studied at the Murray Spivack Percussion Studio.
Back in Brazil he became one of the most respected drummers in the musical scene. Throughout his career he is present in more than 80 recorded discs.
He performs in concerts and recordings alongside important names in Brazilian music such as: André Mehmari, Ivan Lins, Monica Salmaso, Paulinho da Viola, Zélia Duncan, João Bosco, Dominguinhos, Toninho Horta, Hamilton de Holanda, São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra - Osesp, Popular Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Taubkin, Arnaldo Antunes, Ney Matogrosso, Lenine, Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, Fafá de Belém, Leila Pinheiro, Flávio Venturini, Elza Soares, Arrigo Barnabé, Ivan Vilela, Badi Assad, Zé Renato, Swami Jr., Fabiana Cozza, Ceumar, Singular Word, Marco Pereira, José Miguel Wisnik, Dante Ozzetti, Junio Barreto, Ná Ozzetti, Milton Nascimento, Marcelo Jeneci, Arthur Nestrovski, Ana Fridman, Zé Manoel, Lívia Mattos, Luiz Tatit, Mateus Hallelujah, among others.
His work on the drums, marked by a strong stylistic identity, was a finalist of the Visa of Instrumentistas Award. Through the use of new timbres and melodic elements has contributed to the extension of the limits of the instrument.
It is present in tracks for cinema, theater and dance such as: the Milratos dance show (work alongside musicians from South Africa and Brazil recorded on CD and DVD), Everything that turns looks like happiness (CD) by Ivaldo Bertazzo, Soundtrack of the Sesame Street Television Program, track of the short film O Zero is not the Void - in duo of percussion and piano with José Miguel Wisnik, soundtrack of the Dance without Me show, Grupo Corpo, among others .
Throughout his career he has appeared in several countries such as Germany, Austria, France, USA, Spain, Portugal, England, Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, New Zealand and Japan. And more recently he has intensified his acting alongside international artists such as the Italian pianist Giovanni Guidi; Israeli guitarist Yotan Silberstein; the Japanese guitarist Takaaki Ohnishi; The Tonkunstler Orchester in Austria; invited soloist of the American composer Patrick Zimmerli in the execution of the "Concert for Piano, Percussion and Orchestra" with the Brazilian pianist settled in Paris Sônia Rubinsky; with Argentine composer and multi-instrumentalist Carlos Aguirre; in the recording of the CD "Fronteiras Imaginárias" next to the Colombian saxophonist Antonio Arnedo; the album "Blue Abstraction" by Japanese guitarist Shoji Kaneda; with Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari on the recording of the album "The Little Miracle of Every Day".
His collaboration of more than 10 years with the singer Ná Ozzetti resulted in tours and concerts by Brazil and abroad and 3 recorded albums: "Balangandãs" winner of the Bravo Prize in the category best MPB album "Meu Quintal" and "Embalar", winner of the Governor Award of the State of São Paulo.
Sérgio also has a deep involvement with instrumental music and Jazz. Among his works in this field are the participation in the disc "Dois Destinos" by the guitarist Marco Pereira; the group Trio + 1, that released disc homonymous by the American seal Adventure Music, that was very well received by the specialized critic. The group has an agenda of presentations in Brazil and abroad as in Festijazz, in La Paz, Bolivia; in Havana, Cuba; at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria; at the International Jazz Festival of Punta del Este, Uruguay; and Savassi Jazz Festival, in Minas Gerais.
In this field of music also has an important partnership with the musician André Mehmari that has resulted in a wide variety of concerts and records. Two of these works are the albums "Afetuoso" (released by the Japanese label Celeste) and "Estações na Cantareira", both in trio format with piano, bass and drums. The trio has performed in important concert halls and festivals in such as the Ecuador Jazz Festival, Spoleto Festival, Charleston and The University of Texas at Austin in the USA, Savassi Jazz, Brazil Jazz Fest, Ilha Bela Jazz, tour of Japan and a recent US tour.
As a teacher, he taught at Espaço Musical School, in São Paulo, and was present in five editions of the Londrina Music Festival, two of them as coordinator of the Jazz and MPB Practice Workshop.
Comments from the expert review
About the participation in the Visa of Instrumentistas Prize:
.... "He is an extraordinary drummer, creative, able to jump from tense atmospheres to others of great tenderness in a moment without breaking the unity of the presentation..." (Mauro Dias - Estado de S. Paulo)
.... "Sergio Reze made his" talk "drums ... proved to be a rare drummer who thinks melodically."
(Julio Maria - Jornal da Tarde)
About participation in the CD "Lachrimae", by pianist André Mehmari:
"Mehmari's tone, subtle pedal effects and the phrases he uses, as well as the amount of space he leaves open around them carry an arranger's artistic reasoning. And Sergio Reze's extraordinary brush work, changing the entire texture with a single puntuation, takes the mood from an airy splendor to a rushed pondering." (Bruce Gilman - Brazzil Magazine)
About the CD in trio with Célio Barros and Mehmari:
"They are three brilliant, refined musicians, with a repertoire in the broadest sense of the term - vast and erudite. One can say without fright that they are among the best young musicians in their instruments of the Brazilian scene" (Mauro Dias - São Paulo State) .
"The result is exceptional and sophisticated and shows how far the explosive creativity and sensitivity of these virtuosos can go." (Sérgio Fogaça - Music Page).
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