“Thiago achieved the feat of establishing a new level in terms of electric bass, especially on fretless bass. His solid training, combined with an extraordinary technique and an astonishing ability to improvise, made him capable of playing Bach and Jaco Pastorius with the same dexterity and intimacy.” Arnaldo DeSouteiro - CEO of Jazz Station Records
“Thiago is a phenomenal musician, of course, but also a great composer. His songs are really catchy, with deep grooves, logical harmonies and melodies that I can't get out of my head.“ Joshua Redman
"Thiago is an extremely competent bandleader and composer, to say the least. His songs have a feel and a presence that some people have to work decades to achieve." Matt Cibula - All About Jazz
Regarded as Brazil’s foremost bass player in the contemporary scene, Thiago Espirito Santo celebrates the 30th anniversary of his career with a series of exciting new releases. Thiago’s passion for music has led him to study several instruments (he even released an album, "Na Cara do Gol", on which he plays electric guitar), as well as to develop his very own style as a composer. But the fretless bass remains his main instrument, and you'll instantly recognize Thiago at the first note! Throughout the years he has performed and recorded in Brazil and abroad with many great artists, including tours with Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Yamandu Costa and Hamilton de Holanda.
Thiago has released over 20 solo and group albums. He has also contributed to the music of Hermeto Pascoal, George Benson, Kenwood Dennard, Gregoire Maret, Toninho Horta, Hélio Delmiro, Yamandu Costa, Paulinho da Costa, Heraldo do Monte, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Silvia Goes, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Raul de Souza, Toquinho, and Maria Bethania, among many others.