Esdras Nogueira has established himself as one of the great names in Brazilian instrumental music. Equipped with his baritone saxophone, Esdras Nogueira’s flawless solo career values instrumental music that is very much Brazilian, with influences from carimbó, jazz, salsa, samba, and afrobeat.
Brazil knows the musician because of Móveis Coloniais de Acaju, the ska-influenced band that announced a break for an undetermined amount of time in 2016 and that made history in Brazilian stages during 18 years. Currently besides doing his shows, he also plays with Consuelo and Sr.Gonzales Serenata Orchestra
His solo career began with the release of Capivara in 2014. The debut album was a tribute to the master Hermeto Pascoal, and was complimented for it. “I listened to it, it’s great. I was happy with his interpretation of the music. The songs are different but without losing their essence. Esdras is off to a great start and will go far”, said Hermeto Pascoal himself, after listening to the release.
The Esdras Nogueira and group is:
Esdras Nogueira (baritone saxophone), Marcus Moraes (guitar), Rodrigo Balduino (bass), Thiago Cunha (drums).