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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Sá Reston is a brazilian bass player, composer, arranger and educator,

Performing professionally since 1995, Sá has devoted his craft and art to brazilian music (and it's varied styles) and to "Música Universal", the aesthetic created by brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal and carried along by Sá's mentor, Itiberê Zwarg.

Sá met Itiberê in 2001, when he started studying with Zwarg in his "Música Universal Workshops".

From 2003 to 2010 he was the leader of brazilian quintet Acuri, releasing the Cd “Infância” (2009).

As a bass player, Sá has performed all over Europe, United States and Asia, acting with different artists and groups in some of the most important festivals and clubs in the jazz and folk music scenes in the world.

In 2010, recorded a live Cd at the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen with Daniel Marques Trio. In the same year, performed at Princess Victoria of Sweden Birthday Ceremony that took place at the Solliden Palace.

Joined Itiberê Zwarg & Grupo in 2011, with whom he recorded “Identidade” (2012) and went on an European tour in 2013. With the group, also recorded “Na Tela da Imaginação” (DVD, 2014), and “Intuitivo” (2018).

Since 2011, Sá also works as sideman with great brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto in his brazilian tours.

As an arranger/composer, besides doing commercial work since 2006, Sá wrote all the arrangements for Acuri’s Cd “Infância” and Pedro Moraes’ “Claroescuro”, considered by Boston Globe one of the best World Music CD’s in 2011.

As an educator, besides teaching electric bass and harmony privately since 2001 and working for 3 years (2003 - 2006) as bass teacher at Angelus Music Academy (Rio de Janeiro), Sá taught brazilian music workshops at New Delhi University (India) in 2008. In 2010, worked as brazilian music, bass and group practice teacher at the Haapavesi Folk Music Festival (Finland) and did Brazilian Bass and Universal Music workshops in MUTUM Festival in Tocantins, Brazil in 2015.

Since 2011, works as partner teacher at the Itiberê Zwarg Universal Music Workshops in Brazil.