Trumpet player, arranger and composer experienced in jazz/commercial, Brazilian and Latin music. I have great experience recording online and I always make sure the client is 100% happy with the result. English, Español, Portuguese
I've played trumpet and flugelhorn professionally for 20 years, travelling the world playing with some top Brazilian artists (such as Roberto Carlos, Banda Mantiqueira and Banda Urbana) and I have been recording online for the last 5 years here in São Paulo for a different array of jobs, from TV advertisements to big band sessions.
Beside my instrumental skills I am an arranger. I’ve collaborated with various singers and groups of all sorts of styles, writing arrangements for a wide array of different settings, from brass trios up to full symphonic scores.
I have experience with logic for recording and Finale to produce my arrangements and I can call musicians for the whole brass section to record your project. We can record from the most chill solo trumpet to funky big bands. (In a rented studio).
If you want a Brazilian feel to your tracks, I'm your guy.
I would love to hear your project and collaborate with.
Please contact me to show your music, and we can work together to find a good path for your dream.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Joao Lenhari
João é um músico diferenciado. Tenho trabalhado com ele desde o meu primeiro álbum, em 2009 e ainda me surpreendo com a versatilidade, qualidade de execução e sobretudo sua sensibilidade. Além de todas estas características, ainda é fácil de lidar, entende o briefing e conduz de maneira leve e eficiente. Recomendo fortemente como instrumentista e arranjador.
João is one of the best musicians and arrangers I've worked with in the last 20 years.
Always on time, very professional, highly committed, he has a keen leadership skills and a great sense of teamwork.
I would say that I can recommend João's musical services for any type of work, in the studio or live.
I've worked with Joao on different occasions and I can say he's a world-class musician. Not only as a solid performer but as well as an arranger. I've seen first hand his work process while writing arrangements and was amazed by how much he knew his craft and how he knew straight away what works and what doesn't. This guy is a pro. 100% recommended.
João is a very talented and versatile musician! I definitely recommend his work and I will be certainly working with him again. He is the man! He writes, arranges, and plays different Brazilian and jazz musical styles with the same competence.
Interview with Joao Lenhari
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will like the job.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am versatile and I can cover a bunch of styles.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always talk with the client to figure out what he/she has in mind and you both are on same page.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Brazilian, Commercial
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a great versatility, I can play extreme high notes on trumpet as play solos like Chet Baker style. As arranger I can go since funky horns through strong symphony orchestra.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: All my experience playing and arranging for some world class musicians.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For record trumpet, the client send me the audio track .wav, sample rate specifications, sheet and in 1 or 2 days I delivery my raw audio or some precessed audio if wanted. For the horn section is the same procedure but with some extra fee to rent the studio. For arrangements, I like to listen over and over the references the client sent and I like to send some midi sample to be sure we are on same page. After that I finish the job and send the PDF and/or Finale file.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I Record in my home studio just the trumpet/flugelhorn and I have an AKG 220 Mic for it, Logic DAW and Finale 25 to produce the arrangements. For Horn Section I appoint a bigger studio, Estudio Arsis (https://www.arsis-audio-arte.com)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very inspired by Jerry Hey, Thad Jones, Lincoln Ollivetti, Quincy Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Jon Faddis, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Vince Mendoza, Nelson Riddle, Jim Mcneely.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do is to record trumpet or brass section, solo trumpet and make arrangements.