CHRISTIANO GALVÃO

BIO

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Originally from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, Christiano Galvão has developed a well-respected and solid career- for over 25 years now - as a drummer, author and clinician. His credits includes tours and recordings with gold and platinum albums with major Brazilian artists such as Simone, Ivan Lins, Marina Lima, Jorge Vercillo, Zélia Duncan, Jorge Ben Jor, Lenine, Isabella Taviani, Celso Blues Boy among others. He released in 2006 a solo album called 1+1 made in partnership with bassist Alexandre Cavallo.

 

Christiano Galvão is the author of two books: Creative Brazilian Drumming published by Hal Leonard in 2010 and Brazilian Grooves Play-Along released in 2018. Besides his work as a touring and recording drummer, Christiano is a busy educator and clinician. Holding a master degree in music education, he has performed clinics and master classes through out Brazil and abroad in institutions such as Berklee College of Music (2015), University of Michigan (2014 / 2015 / 2017) and University of Tennessee (2017). He also performed as a solo artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASCIC 2017).
 
Christiano Galvão plays Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth sticks exclusively.

 

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2018
Christiano Galvão: Brazlian Grooves Play-Along Album

 

2015
João Gaspar: Rota Alternativa  (Independent)

2014
Ninah Jo: Caminhos de Mim  (Mills records)

2013
Simone: É melhor ser CD (Biscoito Fino)
 
2010
Christiano Galvão: Creative Brazilian Drumming (Hal Leonard)

2009
Modern Drummer Brasil: Só Vale se Tocar

2007
Jorge Ben Jor, Jorge Vercilo, Jorge Aragão e Jorge Mautner:
Coisa de Jorge live in Copababana (EMI) – Live CD/DVD

2006
Alexandre Cavallo & Christiano Galvão: 1+1 (Independent)
Jorge Vercilo: Jorge Vercilo ao Vivo (EMI) – Live CD/DVD * Gold album

2005
Marcelo Salazar : The Tropical Lounge Project (JSR)

2004
Marcela Biasi: Arrastando Maravilhas (EMI)

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAFY

 
2003
Jorge Vercilo: Livre (EMI) – CD/DVD
Isabella Taviani: Isabella Taviani (Green Songs)

2002
Zélia Duncan: Sortimento Vivo (Universal Music) – Live CD/DVD
Jorge Vercilo:  Elo (EMI) * Gold /Platinum Album

2001
Ana Carolina, Paulinho Moska, Arnaldo Antunes, Zé Renato & others: O Submarino Verde e Amarelo 2 (Som livre) - Live CD/DVD

2000
Jorge Vercilo:  Leve  (EMI)

1999
Beth Carvalho, Caetano Veloso, Moraes Moreira e Ney Matogrosso & othes: Sinfonia de Pardais: Homenagem a Herivelto Martinz (Som Livre)

1997
Rosa Maria Colyn:  Cores (Movieplay)
Sergio Zurawski:  Pulsares (independent)
 
1992
Celso Blues Boy:  Celso Blues Boy ao Vivo (Universal Music/ Polygram)    - Live CD/LP              

PUBLISHINGS

 

2018
Brazlian Grooves Play-Along (Rio de Janeiro, 2018)
Author: Christiano Galvão

2015
Adaptation, interpretation, and the developtment of the baião rhythm on the drum set within the Brazilian instrumental music: refletions on the learning process.  Masters dissertation (UNIRIO, 2015)
Author: Christiano Galvão

2010
Creative Brazilian Drumming (Hal Leonard, 2010)
Author: Christiano Galvão