Hammond Grooves

Jazz, Funk, Blues, Brazil

Tour 2017 (Copenhague DK, Posen PL, Berlin, Köln, Hamburg)

The Hammond Grooves keeps and transcend the Jazz Organ Trio traditions. Formed by HAMMOND ORGAN, GUITAR and DRUMS, they add influences of brazilian music, soul jazz, blues and even rock music to their own compositions. A true universe of sounds and culture that emanetes from each of the hot valve tubes of Daniel Latorre’s Hammond organ, from the magic frases of Filipe Galadri’s guitar and from the exiting beats of Wagner Vasconcelos‘ drums.
Beside the soul jazz standards HG perform their own original’s that blend Brazilian rhythms with jazz music.
The name Hammond Grooves is not coincidence. “The first idea when we assembled the trio was to perform live this unique group formation with the jazz and groove repertoire that we listened in the Blue Note, Atlantic and Verve recordings. But suddenly we start to make our own tunes using each band member’s influences, specially the Brazilian rhythms. We sustained the name as a homage to this wonderful instrument, the Hammond organ, for all the history, philosophy and atmosphere that surround it” – as says found member Daniel Latorre.

The band has more than 10 years in brazilian musical scene and participated of the most important Brazilian and International Blues & Jazz festivals. HG performs often at main music halls, restaurants, bars and clubs in São Paulo. In 2016 release the first album called FUNKTASTIC. It was recorded in an old school way with “one take and live tracks” to capture the most spontaneous performances. The album is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer and YouTube.
HG also performed at special corporative and private events for companies like Kraft Foods, Oji Papers, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Vogue Brasil, Firmenich, Banco Volkswagen, Chiaparini & Bastos, Ernst & Young, FAAP, Viacom do Brasil, HP, Odfjell, Honda, Accor, SPFW, Goose Island, and many more.

GUITAR Filipe Galadri: Professional musician and product specialist for Fender, Korg e Vox, Filipe is the youngest band member. Guitarrist passioned for modern jazz, is a leading scholar of the exotic musical patterns and forefront of the jazz style, but equaly connoisseur from Hard Rock music to the Blues. One of  the biggest promisses of the guitar in brazilian musical scene.

HAMMOND ORGAN Daniel Latorre: Natural from São Paulo, Daniel is the man of the HAMMOND ORGAN in Brazil. Used to play in music clubs and big concerts since his early age, he has built his carrear in music during his works with many important Brazilian musicians and has shared stage with IAN PACE (Deep Purple), ANDY SUMMERS (The Police), JOHN PIZARELLI, RONNIE CUBBER (George Benson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, etc), CAETANO VELOSO, ANDREAS KISSER and PAULO ZINNER…

DRUMS Wagner Vasconcelos: Professional Musician, with a high grade educational resumè (FAAM, EMESP, Conservatório de Tatuí) a Zildjian’s cymbals endorser, Wagner is a reference in rhythm studies and one of the most comprehensive drum teachers in Brazil. Has been working  in many musical projects and with great artists, he shared stage playing as a former HG member with MICHEL LEME, VANESSA MORENO, LEO GANDELMAN, JOHN PIZARELLI, and RONNIE CUBER.