Alexandre Frazão | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Alexandre Frazão


Alexandre Frazão is a native of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, but came to Portugal at the age of 19, where he settled since 1987. Still in Brazil, he studied at the Conservatory in 1984. Frazão also studied with Alan Dawson, Kenny Washington and Max Latães.In Portugal she devoted mainly to jazz and improvised music, having collaborated, among others with Maria João (singer) and Mário Laginha, Bernardo Sassetti, Carlos Martins, Laurent Filipe, Rodrigo Gonçalves, Carlos Barretto, Fiction, Dave O'Higgins, Perico Sambeat, Jon Freeman, Mark Turner. Due to his versatility, he is often asked to record with musicians of other musical languages, having worked, for example, with Resistência (band), Pedro Abrunhosa, Rui Veloso, Valentine's Day, Nuno Rebelo, Rão Kyao, Júlio Pereira, Joel Xavier and Tim Tim by Tim Tum with Jim Black. Having participated in many albums of other artists are, however, important milestones of his career the albums “Nocturno” by Bernardo Sassetti, “Filactera” by Mário Delgado, “Undercovers” by Maria João (singer) and Mário Laginha, “Tempo” Abrunhosa, and Rui Veloso's DVDs, “The Acoustic Concert,” and Valentine's Wing, “Live at S. Luiz". With Mário Delgado and Sérgio Carolino he founded the Trio TGB (Tuba, Guitar, Drums) in 2002, which recorded the album of the same name. With the various groups that he has joined or is a member of, he has performed several concerts in Portugal and abroad, in France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, China, Belgium, Denmark and participated in numerous festivals, such as Jazz in August. , Porto European Festival, Serralves Jazz and Macau International Festival. At the moment, Alexandre Frazão participates in the group Tim Tim by Tim Tum (group of drums) and the group Led On, tribute to tribute to Led Zeppelin, but maintaining a regular activity with other artists and in jazz and other musical areas. He also currently acts together with the Dead Combo.

Alexandre Frazão's setup

1.14" K Constantinople HiHats – Pair

2.22" K Constantinople Renaissance Ride w/ 2 Rivets *

3.23" K Custom Special Dry Ride

4.22" K Constantinople Bounce Ride

5.22" FX Oriental Crash of Doom

6.36" Gong *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Behind the kit

Share Your Beat com Alexandre Frazão

Filipe Melo e Alexandre Frazão - Evidence | Sessão da Meia-Noite | Antena 3

Filipe Melo e Alexandre Frazão - Blue Rondo à la Turk | Sessão da Meia-Noite | Antena 3

Photo Credits:
Profile: Nuno Silva
Header: Tiago Fezas Vital