Eddie Gazani is a natural musical talent with enormous creative potential and a passion for performing. Originally from Rio de Janeiro - the heartland of sunshine, music and soul - he now resides in Australia, bringing the Latin grooves of his home to audiences around the world.
In London, he secured a record deal at the tender age of 19 with Revenge records, an Australian record company. Which prompt him to move down under. In Australia Eddie has twice been a finalist for the Q music world music award, and once for the Australian song writing competition.
He has appeared on local and national radio stations such as ABC and SBS in Australia, and performed live on the ‘Today Show’, on channel 9 for the Australian launch of the movie ‘Rio 2’. He has shared a stage with renowned Australian musicians: James Blundell, Doug de Vries, Charmaine Jones, Mike Bevan and Stephen Newcomb, to name but a few.
An accomplished singer, he studied jazz voice under Dr. Irene Bartlet, one of Australia’s most prestigious contemporary voice teachers, graduating with a Master in Vocal Pedagogy in 2015.
Not simply a fine vocalist, Eddie is an equally gifted guitarist with a deep affinity for the Brazilian 7-string classical guitar and its unique sound and possibilities. 5 months of master classes with 7 string guitar virtuoso Tony 7-Cordas in 2001 led to Eddie performing alongside some of Rio’s great Samba and Choro Veterans, including: Kiko Horta (accordionist/pianist of Martinho da Vila), Pernambuco (percussionist of Hermeto Pascoal, Luiz Gonzaga & Elis Regina), Carlos Cesar (drummer/percussionist of Maria Bethânia), Lincoln Cheib (drummer of Milton Nascimento), Kiko Continentino.
Inspired by a love of poetry and music from a young age, he threads the themes of love, politics and humanism into his lyrics. Using his extensive knowledge of Brazilian music, and 7-string classical guitar technique, he follows in the footsteps of the Brazilian masters: Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, Luiz Gonzaga, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque.
Eddie released 3 albums with his former group, Yemanjá; their debut album “Divine is Life” in 2005 by revenge records, “Tales from Jupiter”, recorded in Brazil in 2007, and in 2011, Yemanjá toured Japan, Europe & Brazil with their third album Filosofia. Renowned Brazilian guitarist and producer Toninho Horta and Beto Lopes were special guests in their latest album.
Eddie has performed in 4 continents in his career so far and played at renowned international festivals like Woodford folk festival, Adelaide fringe festival, Bellingen global carnival festival, Turin festival of music (Italy) and Tiradentes jazz festival (Brazil) to name a few.
Following in the footsteps of his absent biological father, a famous Brazilian playwright, Eddie also expresses his passion for writing not solely through music but also through playwriting, poetry and prose. He is about to publish his first novel - “Under the kapok tree” which will be released in 2016.