Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gustavo D’Amico started playing piano at the age of 5. When he was 9 he began playing saxophone influenced by the music of his father’s records of Charlie Parker and Paul Desmond.
He started professionally playing at the age of 16 in his hometown in small clubs and in the São Paulo Youth Orchestra.
A couple of years later he was already performing frequently at a few jazz venues in Sao Paulo, playing in different Big Bands and with some of the finest musicians in town.
While studying music composition at Universidade de São Paulo, he earned a scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he’s studying with outstanding teachers such as Greg Osby, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, Terry Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, among others
Experience & Education
Saxophone Teacher for Domus Escola de MusicaSeptember 2009 to September 2010 (about a year)
Saxophone Teacher for Conservatório Souza LimaJanuary 2007 to August 2010 (over 3 years)
Music Teacher for Scuola Italiana Eugenio MontaleSeptember 2006 to September 2007 (about a year)
in Saxophone Performance at Souza Lima2008 to 2010 (2 years)
BA in Classical Composition at Universidade de São Paulo2007 to 2010 (3 years)
in Saxophone Performance at Universidade Livre de Musica1999 to 2006 (7 years)