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Guilherme Santana

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Guilherme Santana was born in Goiania – Goiás – Brazil, he started to play in your Church at 6 years old.

In 1996 at 18 years old participated in the Batuka, National Drummer Competition, organized by drummer Vera Figueiredo, getting the second place.

In 1997 invited by Vera Figueiredo, made the CD recording Batuka and had the opportunity to play at the opening of the workshop by renowned Australian drummer Virgil Donati, after this workshop Guilherme had his name published in the main journals and magazines of Brazil (Modern Drummer Brazil, Cover drummer and Audio Technology).

In 2.003 he moved to USA, where studied with Cristofer Coleman e Jeff Hamilton, Sonny Emmory, Virgil Donati, Akira Jimbo, Peter Erskine, Tony Royster Jr, Dave Weckl, e etc,...

In 2004 participated Drum Off event hosted by Guitar Center, which had about 33,000 subscribers throughout the U.S. are classified by between the top 15 best placed and placed in the Southern region of the U.S..

In 2.005 he was back to Brazil and played with importante names of music, like: Gusttavo Lima, Jorge e Mateus, Cristiano Araújo, Zé Ricardo e Tiago, Humberto e Ronaldo, Israel Novaes, Eduardo Costa, Maria Cecilia e Rodolfo, Léo Magalhães, Fernando e Sorocaba, Bruno e Marrone, Larissa Moura, Valeria Costa, Bel Maia, Cristina Guedes, Nila Branco, Tom Chris, Toninho Horta, Bororó, Geraldo Azevedo, William Borjazz, VIRTUD, Hermeto Pascoal, Marcelo Maia, Fabiano Chagas, Wagner Gracciano, Steve Weingart, Hudson Glória, Najee, Ademir Júnior etc. Guilherme has more than 500 Cds recorded and 45 DVDs.

Em 2.007 he was teacher of Canto da Primavera em Pirenópolis (Goiás) with: Tiago Espírito Santo (Bass), Kiko Continentino (Piano), Eduardo Neves (Sax and Flute) e Daniel Santiago (Guitar).

He played at DVD of bassman Marcelo Maia, CD of saxophonist Ademir Júnior with participation of Hermeto Pascoal and also with Hudson Glória Brazilian bassman naturalized American, with participation of de Steve Weingart e Najee.

Recently participated in the recording of ‘’Vazio Coração’’ Movie directed by Alberto Araújo, whose actors, Murilo Rosa, Lima Duarte, Othon Bastos, Oscar Magrini and great cast.

Guilherme Santana is artist of Ludwig Drums, Atlas Hardware, Istambul Mehmet Cymbals and Liverpool drumsticks.

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