Versatility, energy and musicality define Lucas Figueiredo Santana, 1993. International award winning saxophone player but also reed section player, the young Brazilian musician based in Amsterdam has shown a unique way to express himself through music, crossing over the Brazilian samba-jazz, Bossa Nova and Choro with Jazz and contemporary European music.
Former student at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and living in Europe since 2015, Lucas had countless opportunities in which he could experience the apex of the music sharing stage with Miguel Zenón, Seamus Blake, Jasper Bloom, Alex Sipiagin, Dick Oatts, John Riley among others.
Besides his work as soloist in small groups and ensembles, he had the opportunity to join the Metropole Orkest Akademie, Jazz Orchestra of Concertgebouw, Four Tops and Temptations Big Band, JM Jazz World Orchestra – Croatia 2019 and Millennium Jazz Orchestra.
Throughout his arrangements and compositions, he brings to life his deepest musical feelings and emotions, expressing it into several different musical settings from string quartet to jazz nonet and big band.
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