Guga Stroeter & Heartbreakers


1987 MASP (Sao Paulo's Art Museum): the first orchestra's concert showing its jazz repertory (Duke Ellington) to the press.

1988 Aeroanta (SP): jazz dance concerts on Sunday nights. "Emoções Baratas" ("Cheap Thrills"): musical review directed by José Possi Neto that stayed up for two years including a tour into Brazil and getting award of APCA (Sao Paulo Association of the Art's Critics).

1989 II SHARP Award of Brazilian Music: band and musical direction for the award's ceremony with tribute to composer Dorival Caymmi and arrangements for performances of several popular Brazilian singers (Dorival Caymmi, Zizi Possi, Elizeth Cardoso among others). Ellingtonia: album released by Eldorado Records with Duke Ellington's compositions and special guests - Zizi Possi, Misty and Carlos Fernando. "Fantópera da Asma": arrangements and recording of the sound-track of Cláudio Tovar's musical play.

1990 SHELL Award of Theater: musical direction and performances for the award's ceremony. C & A: acting performance in the advertising campaign for TV. "Blen Blen Club" Project: 14 months of dance Sunday nights with jazz and salsa at Aeroanta. III SHARP Award of Brazilian Music: band and musical direction for the award's ceremony with tribute to the singer and composer Maysa and arrangements to accompany several popular Brazilian singers (Paulinho da Viola, Elba Ramalho, Ney Matogrosso among others). Amazonas: recording of the promotional album awarded by APP (Sao Paulo's Advertising Association).

1991 "Sarau Siberiano": musical play directed by Patrício Bisso. Musical Wednesdays: stayed up for three months in Campinas (SP). Blen Blen Club: album released by Eldorado Records with its own compositions and classic salsas; guest musician: Ritchie Flores (percussion); musical direction: Edsel Gomez; both from Puerto Rico.

1992 "Mucho Corazón": Latin musical play directed by José Possi Neto. Estudantina's Ball: salsa and Brazilian dance music's show, every week up to now at Avenida Club (SP), frequently attended by Brazilian and foreign artists. Gradiente: sound-track and performance of the television's advertising campaign.

1993 "Mambo Canalha": arrangement and recording of the music in Rita Lee's album. Blen Blen Club: album released in the USA by Celluloid Records. Benny Moré International Festival (Cuba): 7 presentations invited by Instituto Cubano de la Musica, also with workshops and exchanges with University of Havana (College of Arts). Só Vale Se Dançar: album released by Eldorado Record with Estudantina's Ball repertory: its own compositions and arrangements of Caribbean, West Indian, African and Brazilian songs.

1994 Dorival Caymmi: concerts with Caymmi's compositions and introducing a new vocalist in the band (Andréia Marques) having the singer Zizi Possi as a special guest. "Latitude"/"Os Argonautas": Eldorado FM's weekly radio broadcast. Blen Blen Club: the opening of the orchestra's night club. Wynton Marsalis: jam session with the composer and trumpeter at Avenida Club. Cauby Peixoto: musical direction, arrangements and recording of the singer's album with special guests like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Ney Matogrosso, Zizi Possi among others. "Meu Bloco na Rua": recording of an album's track of the singer Elba Ramalho.

1995 Barbados International Jazz Festival: presentation with Courtney Pine and Lou Raws. Salsa: album released by Sigla Company accompanying Áudio News magazine. Globo TV Net: sound-track's arrangements and performance in a chapter of the soap opera "The Next Victim". Bem Brasil: recording of Cultura TV Net's musical program.

1996 27th Campos do Jordão's Winter Festival: show at the external stage in the city in the popular repertory of the program. 7è Biennale de La Danse de Lyon (France): participation of Carlinhos de Jesus' dancing company. Portugal: presentations in Lisbon, Porto and Aveiro. "Vamonos de Fiesta": arrangement of the sound-track of "Salsa e Merengue", a Globo TV Net's soap opera.

1997 Salsa e Axé: magazine and video class released by Três Company with performances of HB Orchestra and Tribo Company of Dance. Salsa Brasileira: album released by Polygram Record. Blen Blen Club: reintroducing of the album by Eldorado Record. MTV Romance: special recording for St. Valentine's Day with singers like Daniela Mercury, Arnaldo Antunes, Zélia Duncan among others. Cola-Cola: recording of the sound-track for Kaiser's advertising campaign for the Summer of 97/98. Curaçao: presentation in Caribbean for Natura cosmetic's factory. Choro in the Jazz and History of Jazz Through Duke Ellington: shows realized at MIS (Sound and Image's Museum), in Sao Paulo, as parallel events to 97 Free Jazz Festival.

1998 Another Sound Series: concert at São Paulo's Municipal Theater with Experimental Repertorie Orchestra and soloist singers, presenting Duke Ellington's compositions, Broadway's and Hollywood's scores. Copa e Cozinha: project realized at Sesc Pompéia, with Fernando Faro's direction, joining music and football, with compositions that got success in the years when Brazil won the championship interpreted by HB Orchestra. European Tour: fourteen concerts all over Portugal, sponsored by Heineken Beer. Hora do Brasil: album released by União Lisboa Records in Portugal with Brazilian traditional music.


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