Samuel De Moraes, Musician and composer is orginally from Brazil and specializes in Brazilian music. To name a few.. Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin jazz, Samba-Reggea, Axe, Coco, Maracatu, MPB, Frevo, Bahiao and various other Brazilian rhythems and styles.
He is also greatly influenced by American jazz and popular music.
His musical studies include: Assembleia de Deus (his home town church in Brazil), Porta a Pedra school of samba, the Pixinguinha School, in Italy under saxophonist, Jean Gambini, and in the United States at McNally Smith College of Music.
In the beginning of his career, Samuel became interested in music at six years of age, playing the guitar of whatever instrument he could get his hands on. At fourteen years of age, he started playing his primary instrument, the saxophone, in school and at his church near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Samuel also loves traditional and popular European music. he had the opportunity to live in Italy for many years where he made many friends, experiences, contacts and where he eventually met his American wife, Diana.
He has played along side and opened for many varying artists in Brazil and Europe such as: Girberto Gil, Joy Salinas,Neffa, Pino Danielle, Andre Neiva, William Magalhães, Ricardo Brazil, Arthu Maia, Laura Pausine,Signor Wolf Funk Exp and many others.
He moved to the United States in 2011 with his wife and son and has been part of the Twin Cities music scene.
Samuel now offers his musical gifts and unique style for events, weddings, concerts and as a studio musician.