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  • Column by Kiko Freitas on the Modern Drummer Magazine Dec/2018

    Click here to read the article.

    17 de February de 2019
  • A day of drums/percussion

    January 26, 2019

    9 de January de 2019
  • Readers Pool

    Nomination for the category World in the Modern Drummer Readers Pool.

    1 de December de 2018
  • Going to Sweden

    Jazz Across Continents - October 16 - 20th 2018

    15 de October de 2018
  • Oficina de Música de Curitiba

    From January 17 - 20th 2019, in Curitiba PR, Brasil

    15 de October de 2018
  • Kiko Freitas at the Paiste Official Website

    Check out Kiko Freitas' profile at the Paiste Official Website. 

    15 de October de 2018

Tour dates

  • 20
    Mar
    2019
    Marcelo Corsetti
    Porto Alegre
    To be- confirmed
    22
    Mar
    2019
    João Bosco - Blue Note
    São Paulo
    To be- confirmed
    04
    Apr
    2019
    Hamburg University
    Hamburg
    from 04- to 08 april
    09
    Apr
    2019
    Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos
    Portugal
    from 09- to 13 april
  • 16
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    New York
    To be- confirmed
    17
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    New York
    To be- confirmed
    18
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    New York
    To be- confirmed
    19
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    New York
    To be- confirmed
  • 20
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    New York
    To be- confirmed
    25
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    Paris
    To be- confirmed
    26
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    Amsterdam
    To be- confirmed
    27
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    Nijmegen
    To be- confirmed
  • 28
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    London
    To be- confirmed
    30
    Apr
    2019
    João Bosco
    Zurich
    To be- confirmed
    02
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Milan
    To be- confirmed
    03
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Lugano
    To be- confirmed
  • 04
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Vienne
    To be- confirmed
    08
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Stockholm
    To be- confirmed
    09
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Goteborg
    To be- confirmed
    11
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Oslo
    To be- confirmed
  • 12
    May
    2019
    João Bosco
    Madrid
    To be- confirmed
    25
    May
    2019
    João Bosco - Virada Cultural
    São Paulo
    To be- confirmed
    26
    May
    2019
    João Bosco - Virada Cultural
    São Paulo
    To be- confirmed
    31
    May
    2019
    Gravação DVD João Bosco
    Rio de Janeiro
    All- day
  • 01
    Jun
    2019
    Gravação DVD João Bosco
    Rio de Janeiro
    All- day

    Discography

    • Vento Bravo

      Nosso Trio

      Nelson Farias, Kiko Freitas e Ney Conceição

    • Dança das Águas

      Alon & Joca, NDR Bigband

    • Olympics - Games of Passion

      Featuring: Daniela Mercury & NDR Bigband

    Biography

    Kiko Freitas is a professional musician since 1987. Have played with great artists around the world, such as: Michel Legrand, João Bosco, John Patitucci, John Beasley, China Moses, Magnus Lindgren, Peter Asplund, Toninho Horta, Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Francis Hime, Nico Assumpção, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Ritenour, Leila Pinheiro, Fátima Guedes, David Goldblatt, Lars Janson, Jeff Andrews, Frank Gambale, Jeff Richman, Hubert Laws, Alon Yavnai, Joca Perpignam, Vitor Ramil, Marc Kakon, John Leftwich, Wolf Kershek, Daniel Santiago, Ricardo Silveira, NDR Big Band, Vladyslav Sendecki, Nils Landgren, Paula Santoro, Chico Pinheiro, Hamilton de Holanda, Frank Solari, Paulo Dorfman, Paulo Russo, Rafael Vernet, among many others. Kiko worked as a guest teacher and clinician in many great universities and music schools, like: Stockholm Royal Academy, Conservatorium Von Amsterdam, University of Rotherdam, University of Göteborg, Malmö University, University of Örebro, Columbus University, Hamburg School of Music, California Jazz Conservatory, Escola de Música de Brasília, just to name a few. In 31 years as a professional, he played in many great and important festivals, like: Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival 2008 , Salzau Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Eldena Jazz Festival, Jazz Baltica, Internacionales Jazz Festival Bingen Swingt, Hamburg Jazz Open, Festival Internacional de Jazz de Granada, Ludwigshafen Enjoy Jazz, Jazz Classics Basel, Jazz Fest Sarajevo, Las Palmas Rrincón Jazz, Madrid Jazz Festival, Gijón Festival, All Blues Jazz Recitals, Istanbul Caz Jazz Festival, Kaunas Jazz Festival, Musiques Sur L’ile, Jazz Stars in Krakow, Skopje Jazz Festival, Toulouse Jazz Sur Son.

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    The idea of this DVD-Book is to show the student and musician my vision and approach aplying some of the most important brazilian rhythms and styles on the drum set. Its is very important to remember that the best way to understand and get to know any music style is to listen and play these styles, living and breathing them deeply and also getting to know the masters and the recordings that best represent the music you want to learn. I would like to thank all the great drummers who came before, opening the way to the new generations and giving form to the percussive tradition from Brazil on the drum set.

    CONTENTS
    – Layers of Samba
    – Independence Applied to The Samba Groove
    – Independence – Left Hand Drives – Right Hand Combinations
    – Brushes I – Samba – Part 1
    – Brushes II – Bossa Nova & Sound Possibilities
    Extras:
    – Application in the music Rio, by Nelson Faria.
    – Live Drum Cam – Incompatibilidade de Gênios (João Bosco)
    – Live Drum Cam – Bala com Bala (João Bosco)

    This DVD is an excerpt from the app “Kiko Freitas # 1 – Three basic strokes”. Totaling 50 minutes, it deals with 3 types of stokes: tap, up stroke, accent without rebound, paradiddle-diddle, flam accent and combinations between them.

    Besides the full content of the App and the extras with João Bosco, Francis Hime, Nosso Trio and solos, the DVD also presents a lesson on independence applied to samba.

    CONTENTS

    – Introduction
    – Tap
    – Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound
    – Accent without rebound + Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound + Tap + Up stroke
    – Single stroke #1
    – Single stroke #2
    – Single stroke #3
    – Single stroke #4
    – Paradiddle
    – Paradiddle-diddle
    – Flam accent
    – Solo

    The idea of this App is to show the student and musician my vision and approach applying some of the most important Brazilian rhythms and styles on the drum set. It is very important to remember that the best way to understand and get to know any music style is to listen and play these styles, living and breathing them deeply and also getting to know the masters and the recordings that best represent the music you want to learn. I would like to thank all the great drummers who came before, opening the way to the new generations and giving form to the percussive tradition from Brazil on the drum set.

    CONTENTS

    BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS SERIES
    – Layers of Samba
    – Independence Applied to The Samba Groove
    – Independence – Left Hand Drives – Right Hand Combinations
    – Brushes I – Samba – Part 1
    – Brushes I – Samba – Part 2
    – Brushes II – Bossa Nova & Sound Possibilities
    – Brushes III – Bossa Nova
    – Brushes IV – Groove & Drive Variations
    – Brushes + Sticks – Independence for the Left Foot
    – Brushes + Sticks – Sound Possibilities
    – Samba Grooves in 3/4
    – Samba Grooves in 5/4 + 5/8
    – Samba Grooves in 7/8 + 7/4

    BOOKS
    Toque Junto Bossa Nova Bateria – Kiko Freitas

    PDF LESSONS WITH AUDIO
    Brazilian Rhythms fro Drumset – A Contemporary Concept (2003)

    THREE BASIC STROKES (free)
    – Introduction
    – Tap
    – Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound
    – Accent without rebound + Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound + Tap + Up stroke
    – Single stroke #1
    – Single stroke #2
    – Single stroke #3
    – Single stroke #4
    – Paradiddle
    – Paradiddle-diddle
    – Flam accent
    – Solo
    Duration: 30 minutes

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