I will create improvised solos and background lines, or record your written parts. Short deadlines are welcome. I am confortable with jazz, R&B, folk/acoustic and world music and will be glad to contribute to your project.
In 2019, one of the songs on my first EP ("Danae") was included on two Spotify playlists ("Jazz Brasileiro" and "Jazz Relax").
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
26 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Beto Braga
Phenomenal musicianship and very professional. Very happy with these results and hope to work with Beto again soon.
Beto did a really nice job, delivered fast and went that extra mile to make sure I had what I needed.
A true professional and really nice to communicate with too!
Fantastic working with Beto. His musicianship really took my project to the next level, and his recordings sound studio-quality. Will definitely work with him again.
Beto's sensitive playing fitted with the arrangement and vision that I had for the two songs. Responsive and eager to work on the project.
Great sound. Beto played what my heart wanted. Very good saxophonist, highly recommended! I am looking forward to our next cooperation.
Great tone and musical expression
I also needed a revision on a track in relative minor and Beto did that...
On time and expert execution...
Beto promptly supplied the Baritone track. There was a misunderstanding in a small area of the score and he promptly sent a revision. I'm happy with the results.
Beautiful playing and a fast turnaround.
This man has so much soul and it all comes to show when playing his saxophone. Brilliant man with brilliant melodies. Well appreciated!
I knew what I wanted and wanted it right now but it didn't happen that way. I was taught a valuable lesson. Good things come to those who wait. I have what I want and I'm very satisfied. Thank you Beto!
Wonderful work, very quick delivery and strong performance. Highly recommended.
This is the second time that I have worked with Beto and it is always the same pleasure, he is an excellent saxophonist and always understands my requests perfectly. I recommend him.
Great work, quick communicator, went above and beyond what we asked him for! Definitely would use again!
Beto layed down not one, but two amazing sax tracks. Incredible musician, highly recommend. I will be coming back.
Beto did some superb sax playing on my track
Beto is a fine saxophonist and a consummate professional. Excellent tone and phrasing! He delivered exactly what was required for my song within a tight deadline, providing a number of alternate takes to ensure flexibility for my production. I'm very happy with his sensitive performances.
I will certainly be hiring him again, and I highly recommend him.
As always, a pleasure to work with Beto. I've really grown to the point where I can hear his playing in new music I work on. So it's great he's always so willing to play on this music.
I've now had Beto perform on 3 of my songs. I want any prospective artists reading this to understand something very important as to why Beto is an especially great choice: He plays Bari, Alto and Soprano Sax, and is willing to do the same lines with different saxes. To be able to A/B these unique tones when you get your tracks into your mix, whether it's a horn arrangement or solo, is enormously helpful. You can stack, or spread out the sax parts to create power and depth and impact.
Always fun. Always creative. He adds so much.
Beto's artistry and passion is now an integral part of my song because of his saxophone musicianship. He is a pleasure to work with -completely professional and a good guy as well. Salud!
Interview with Beto Braga
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first EP, with my compositions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am finishing a single of my latest composition.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, for flexibility.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The diversity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Are you interested?" Absolutely.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I sound like someone else.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you know exactly what you want, say it. If you don't, say it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My alto sax, with enough reeds.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied at Berklee, and have been doing music for most of my life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Jazz, with pop/R&B hues.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bill Frisell, because he is unique.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: If I am asked to, I will contribute with an unique solo or sax line.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After communicating with the client and understanding his/her expectations, I record a few takes. If requested, I will gladly provide more options
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an acoustically balanced, sound-proofed studio, a Focusrite interface and use a AKG C318 mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mark Turner, Lee Konitz.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Saxophone solos (alto, soprano, baritone) for album tracks, podcasts and YouTube videos.