guitarist & composer
2019 Hot House Jazz magazine awardee as best guitarist, Flavio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that has been breaking through the musical scene of different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York.
The guitarist studied with some of the best musicians in Brazil and all over the world, such as Michel Leme, Alexandre Mihanovich, Djalma Lima, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers and Paul Bollenback, among others.
Flavio has shared the stage with some highly skilled musicians such as Antonio Hart, Bruce Williams, Seamus Blake, Victor Wooten, Jamal Thomas, Ben Williams, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Munir Hossn, Cuca Teixeira, Sandro Haick, Thiago Espirito Santo, among others. Flavio also performed in some of the best festivals in Europe including the North Sea Jazz Festival(The Netherlands), Langnau Jazz Nights(Switzerland), Koektebel Jazz Party(Ukraine), Gronau Jazz Festival(Germany) and Delft Jazz Festival(The Netherlands).
In 2018, Flavio announces the release of his sophomore album Break Free. Featuring a talented line-up including saxophonist Seamus Blake, bassist Alex "Apolo" Ayala, drummer Curtis Nowosad, pianist James Francies and vocalist Michael Mayo, Break Free is a call for love, hope and justice, so incorporates the American art form with both African and Afro Brazilian sounds. The multi-brand endorsee presents this dynamic and versatile music with particular dexterity and flair,while maintaining the attention and appreciation of all music lovers.
Flavio endorses Mono Bags, Chase Bliss effects, Jam Pedals, Free The Tone Effects and Reference Laboratory cables.