“The Silverstein Ligatures afford me –at the first time– an amazing sonority response and ease to play all range of the saxophones (low, medium, high and overtones). They are made with differentiate materials and have an exquisite finish that provide absolutely confident on my performances”.
Born in the countryside city of Americana in São Paulo state, Samuel Pompeo began studying saxophone in that city music school and had his professional debut with Americana Municipal Band.
He has always been especially interested in the instruments of the saxophone family as well as the flute, the piccolo, the clarinet and the bass clarinet, which moved him go after the practical knowledge that allowed him to develop in that range of instruments. In order to accomplish that, he has studied with some of the most renowned musicians of Brazil: Nailor Aparecido de Azevedo (Proveta), Eduardo Pecci (Lambari), Cláudio Leal, Grace Lauren, Roberto Sion, Hudson Nogueira, Nivaldo Ornellas, Dilson Florêncio, Idriss Boudroua and Vitor Alcântara to name a few.
He has been a guest musician in concerts in performances with the main Brazilian Symphonic Orchestras like São Paulo Municipal Theater Orchestra, São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP), Experimental Repertoire Orchestra (OER), Municipal Orchestras in the cities of Campinas, Ribeirão Preto and Santo André, São Paulo University Symphonic Orchestra (OSUSP) and Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (OSB). He has recently performed in concerts with important jazz names like Mantiqueira Band, Tad Nash, Ben Alisson, Ohad Talmor, Bepi Damati (Italy), Gilson Peranzzetta and Woody Witt.
Samuel has recorded and played with several Brazilian Popular Music and World performers, like Jane Duboc, Elba Ramalho, Alceu Valença, Gilberto Gil, Pepeu Gomes, Ian Anderson (Yes), Alice Cooper, Fito Paes, Toquinho, Trio Mocotó, Maria Rita, Jair Rodrigues, Simoninha, Ivan Lins, Gal Costa and Zélia Duncan.
He is currently a teacher at São Paulo City Music School (EMESP), guest professor at the “Fiato Al Brasile” festival in Italy and PhD student in music at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and UNESP (Brazil). He leads Samuel Pompeo Quintet and joins Soundscape Big Band, Banda Urbana and BandoOzonze.