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Schindler's List-Single
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You Raise me Up-Album
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Jazz Memories - Big Band - Album
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Jazz


Profile


I was born in Lisbon, Portugal and started playing the guitar when I was 6 years old. Shortly after, I began to be interested in the trumpet and how it sounded so at the age of 8, I started to play the trumpet for the first time and a year later, I was already able to play in the high range up to a double high G. Having played in several philharmonic bands all over the country by the age of 12, I became a trumpet soloist. At 18 I was in a group called “Pauta de Ouro” where we travelled north and south of Portugal playing Pop, Rock, R & B,Funk, Latin Music. Unfortunately, at 24 my music career ended abruptly after an accident caused a severe blow to my lip from someone running into me whilst I was playing the trumpet. In 2002, I started playing again whilst living in North America after finding some of Claude Gordon’s method books such as “Brass Playing is no Harder than deep Breathing. That caught my attention and I was amazed by the comments of Claude Gordon, and I realised that I could start playing again. In 8 months of starting to play again I performed for the first time and was amazed by the results I had, after an intensive embouchure care treatment and of corse many tears in between and a lot of persistence. I studied with Mr Jeff Purtle, a trumpet professor at the Anderson University in South Carolina, and in 2010 was also featured in The International Trumpet Guide for my ability of playing triple high C’s. Download Sergio's CV.


Experience...


2022 - Jazz Memories - Big Band - Newest release very soon ! 2022 - Most Recent Album You Raise Me Up. Now available on Itunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all music platforms.- I have recorded this album while we where in lockdown, but have just released now. I thank God for allowing me to be a litle light in a time as this. I also Hope you enjoy it and listen as much as you can.These melodies and the Trumpet and FlugelHorn sound really touched my soul and I believe it will touches yours. I have recorded this album with the SF Mouthpiece series: The SF FL, SF C, SF Lead and The SF FL with the trumpet instead the FlugelHorn at some point.
2022 - Working on the new Big Band Jazz recording available soon at: Spotify, Itunes, Amazon Music, etc. Freelance Musician and Recording Studio Musician Private Trumpet Tutor. 2021 – Recorded the song Schindler’s List by Sergio Frade - Trumpet solo – Spotify, ITunes, Amazon Music etc. 2020 – Recording for the NetFlix Film “Stay Close. Recorded the project 'Bambelela (Ku Jesu) with singers and musicians arround the world. 2019 - Developed with Jim New the SF series if trumpet and Flugel mouthpieces, the SF Lead, SF C and the SF FL SF Mouthpieces. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017– Played Salsa with the band Essencia in all over UK 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 - Lead Trumpet for the Tabernacles Feast in Jerusalem. 2015 - Played at the Manchester Jazz Festival – UK Played with Paul Guard Funk band for the Your Highness Prince Charles Charity at the Chateau Impney Hotel UK 2014 – Played the National Anthem for the Israeli President Mr Reuven Rivlin.The same Year I have developed with Kanstul Instruments my first trumpet mouthpiece The SF Lead. 2013 – Played several Gigs with Paul Guard Big Band & Paul Guard Funk Band. 2012 - Moved to Manchester where I have been working as a Freelance Recording Musician, and as an arranger for pop and R & B bands. - Played in the Screaming Big Band in USA, with Harry Kim, the founder of The Vine Street Horns - Phill Collins. Bob O Donnell, Los Angeles Recording Artist & Philippe Schartz, the principal trumpeter of BBC National Orchestra of Wales. - Arranged and recorded a project called “ A Love Of One” at The Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, which was later available in ASDA stores all over the UK. - Managed a Big Band project called “A Journey Through The Music Of Maynard Ferguson and Frank Sinatra” 2011 - Portuguese Golden Globes for the TV channel SIC as Lead Trumpet - Performed in South Carolina with musicians such as Jose Manuel Garcia, Geraldo Colon Ortiz, Rob Egan, Lisandro Quintero, Doug Norwine, Miguel A. Torres and with the legendary trumpet player Harry Kim. 2010 - Demonstrated how I developed my double high C at the "Purtle International Brass Conference" at Anderson University in South Carolina USA. - Performed in the CTS Canadian TV show with the Toronto Symphonic Orchestra - Lead my own Big Band - SMFBigBand and a Latin Band called Latinos & Salsa, with cuban musicians, in addition to SMF Jazz 4tet. . - Recorded for commercial radio and television in Portugal 2009 - Ensemble of Montemor as a music teacher and working for Ministry of Education in Portugal as a music teacher. - Performed with numerous tribute bands with concerts booked in Portugal and Europe. - Playing at Hotel Palacio Estoril - Recorded a TV advertisement about recycling batteries with the song "Pilhão" 2008 - Trumpet professor in music schools in Portugal. - Performed with guitar player Rahary Tahina - Tahina Jazz Quartet. 2005 - Performed in Canada with the Brazilian singer Alda Célia. 2002 & 2015 - Performed with Gospel Singer Ana Paula Valadão, in Porto Seguro and at the Tabernacles Feast in Jerusalem. 1990 - 2000 - Performed in Portugal with the Band 'Pauta D'Ouro".
I have more than 20 years of music styles experience in Big Bands, Jazz, pop rock, R & B, Funk & Latin music and Gospel music.

For more info you may download Sergio's CV Bio PDF or if you would like to have the three mouthpieces for a reasonably price Mouthpieces Thnks for dropping by.