Gustavo D’Amico

Graduate Assistant

Gustavo D’Amico is an award-winning  saxophonist, composer and educator from São Paulo, Brazil, currently based in Honolulu, HI.

His work is the result of a creative amalgam of different artistic expressions and sound experiences, based on free improvisation, Brazilian music, jazz and sound explorations. He is the co-founder of the Alfaia Ensemble, a quintet that focus on the intersection between Brazilian and Middle Eastern music, Peixe Seco, a quartet that researches and investigates contemporary music and Brazilian folkloric music and Yaô, a duo that explores Brazilian music and free improvisation. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names of Brazilian and American music including Egberto Gismonti, Alcione, Elza Soares, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jason Moran, Greg Osby. Gustavo is a graduate of the Global Jazz Institute directed by Danilo Perez at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory.