Fabiano Chagas – Universo Híbrido
Fabiano Chagas is considered one of the most versatile guitar players of the new generation. His influences go from Brazilian Popular Music to Jazz, passing through Classical and Regional Folk Music.
Fabiano has been receiving compliments wherever he goes. His expression, musicality and virtuosity get mix with the maturity of his performances.
Since 2008, this musician has taken part in several shows, concerts and tours around the world, playing at important festivals and specialized Jazz venues. Among the performances, the highlights were : Goyaz Festival - Brasil (2008), The days of Jazz Music – Ucrânia (2011), Odessa Jazz Fest – Ukraine (2011), Basel Jazz Festival – Bird Eyes - Switzerland (2012), Brazilian Festival – EUA (2013) FIGO - Brasil (2014) and Latin American Festival – Utah – EUA (2015). Ukraine, Austria, Germany, England, Switzerland and the United States are among the countries Fabiano has played in.
As an educator, he has given workshops about improvisation, acoustic (nylon) and electric guitar at many Brazilian and foreign universities. Viena Conservatory, University North Texas, Utah State University, Unirio, UFPB, UFRN, UFG are among the institutions Fabiano has visited and given classes.
In 2011, Fabiano established a partnership with the Austrian violinist Rudi Berger, considered one of the top Jazz violin players in Europe. With Rudi, Fabiano went on his first tour of Europe, visiting several countries.
A Master of Music since 2009, Fabiano Chagas is an adjunct professor of acoustic popular guitar, electric guitar and improvisation at the School of Music and Performing Arts of the Federal University of Goias (EMAC - UFG).
For ten years, Fabiano was invited to play in the university band by conductor Jarbas Cavendish. Fabiano was the guitar player for the Brazilian Music Orchestra named Pequi Band. With the Orchestra, he recorded one CD and two DVDs. Many artists with national and international recognition have performed with the orchestra, like João Bosco, Leila Pinheiro, Mônica Salmaso, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Carlos Malta, Nelson Faria etc.
In 2012, Fabiano Chagas started to record his first solo album, entitled “Universo Híbrido” (Hybrid Universe), which was released in 2013.
The album features Toninho Horta, Rogério Caetano and Rudi Berger. Besides his own compositions, Fabiano also interprets classics of Brazilian instrumental music. Below is a review of Fabiano Chagas' recent work by the great musician Hermeto Pascoal:
Great acoustic guitar, Outstanding electric guitar!!! Wonderful! Congratulations Fabiano Chagas
In May of 2014 he started to record his second album in New York City. The new project had a special guest, Anat Cohen, who is considered one of the best jazz clarinetists in the world. Since then, some musicians have taken part in the recording, among them are Duduka da Fonseca, Bororó, Eduardo Belo, Hélio Alves, Ricardo de Pina and Chico Chagas. In the same year a music project by Fabiano Chagas, Diones Correntino and Jonhson Machado from Federal University of Goias – Assum Trio received an award from the Government.
In October of 2015 Fabiano Chagas represented Brazil in the International Festival of Latin Music at Utah University - EUA. There he played with the USU Symphonic Orchestra, gave classes and played with the guitarist Corey Christiansen and his trio.
Fabiano, you're an excellent guitarist! You always show harmonic integrity and execute very inspired improvisations Jerry Coker