guitarist & composer

Lupa Santiago released 15 cd’s, as leader/co-leader, his first cd Images (2001) was indicated for the Latin Grammy. 

Performances and/or recordings in USA, Europe (Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, France, Finalnd, Denmark, Estonia, Switzerland), South America (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Brazil) and South Africa,with: David Binney, John escreet, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill Pierce, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Liebman, Didier Lockwood, Gary Willys, Magos Herrera, Ronan Guilfoyle, Oscar Stagnaro, Jamey Haddad, Bob Kaufman, Vincent Gardner, Ohad Talmor, Benoit Sourisse, André Charlier, Jarmo Savolainen, David Pietro, Bruno Raberg,  to name a few.

In addition, in Brazil, some of the artists and groups he has worked  with include Roberto Menescal, Banda Mantiqueira, Nelson Faria, Sizão Machado, Vinicius Dorin, Edu Ribeiro, Helio Alves, Daniel D’Alcântara, Rogério Bocato and Nenê .

Lupa Santiago has a Master’s Degree from The Boston Conservatory & Berklee College Of Music (Boston, USA) graduated from  Berklee College Of Music and graduated from  Musicians Institute (GIT/Los Angeles, USA).  Since July 2010, member of the IASJ board of  directors  (International Association of Schools of Jazz), re elected in 2014.

Lupa Santiago is the Coordinator and Vice Director of the Souza Lima Conservatory, Lupa teaches master classes and released two instructional dvd´s, Modern Improvisation I and II, and three books Modern Improvisation I, Odd Meters in Brazilian Music (Play Along) and Dictionary of Chords and Voice Leading (Advance Music/Editora Souza Lima).