Widor Santiago

Widor Santiago

Real Name:
Widor Santiago
Profile:
Widor Santiago started his musical studies at the age of 7 with his father, who plays the saxophone, as his tutor.
During this early period he was invited to join the Music Band of Anapolis, the city where he was born, and stayed with the band until the age of 14.
Then he joined a quartet that played private parties all over Brazil. Widor moved to Brasilia, where he formed a group called Quattuor Jazz and became well known by jazz fans.
In 1983 he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where his knowledge of a range of musical styles made him a very popular session musician, recording with such names as Marcio Montarroyos, Rique Pantoja, Marcos Resende, Sivuca, Victor Biglione, Fafa de Belem, Rosana Roberto Carlos, and Nelson Goncalves.
His live credentials include performances with popular musicians including Erasmo Carlos, Leo Jaime, Djavan, and Cazuza. Widor initiated numerous new instrumental bands, such as Banda Retoque, Banda Piramide, Don Heres, Alfredo Dias Gomes,and the Nico Assunpcao Quartet.
In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles and formed a new quartet. He's also played with the group Azimuth, the Brasil Brasil Band (Latin and Brazilian music) and the Vellas Group USA (jazz fusion).
Over the past three years, Widor has dedicated himself to instrumental jazz and is generally considered to be one of the best saxophone players around.
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Widor Santiago Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Fafá De Belém Fafá De Belém - Grande Amores (Album) Som Livre Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
848 476 4, 848 476 1, 848 476-4 Various Various - Viva Cazuza(Cass, Album) Philips, Philips, Philips, PolyGram, PolyGram, PolyGram 848 476 4, 848 476 1, 848 476-4 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
BW 2122 Fourth World Light As A Feather and 3 more… Fourth World - Last Journey(CD, Album) M.E.L.T. 2000 BW 2122 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ELM 8021CD Fourth World Fourth World - Return Journey(CD, Album) Electric M.E.L.T. ELM 8021CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Arthur Verocai Arthur Verocai - Saudade Demais(CD, Album) Sonopress none Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
6047 Jorge Pescara Jorge Pescara - Grooves In The Temple(CD) JSR 6047 UK 2005 Sell This Version
LD75-01/10 Alfredo Dias Gomes Alfredo Dias Gomes - Corona Borealis(CD, Album) Lumiar Discos LD75-01/10 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
801097003840 Airto Moreira & Flora Purim Maria, Três Filhos and 3 more… Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Live In Berkeley(CDr, Album) Airflow Productions 801097003840 US 2012 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

LD75-01/10 Alfredo Dias Gomes Alfredo Dias Gomes - Corona Borealis(CD, Album) Lumiar Discos LD75-01/10 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version