𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗡 | 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗖𝗨𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗧 | 𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗠𝗔𝗡 | 𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗜𝗢 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗧 | 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗢𝗥
Madonna | Ana Moura | Criatura | Lura | Selma Uamusse | Nancy Vieira | Loosense | D.A.M.A | Manel Ferreira
Eclectic, authentic and resilient, the Portuguese Iúri Oliveira is one of the most creative and expressive percussionists of today. From Fado to the World Music, Latin Jazz and Fusion, Iúri keeps following an innovative path, of growing quality and distinctive sonorities.
From international stages, such as the Billboard Music Awards, in Las Vegas, where he performed with Madonna, to the most emblematic national stages, his musical universe has allowed him to collaborate with numerous references, as a sideman and session musician, from composition to sound design. Iúri has been the choice of many artists, producers and bands such as Ana Moura, Criatura, Sara Tavares, Selma Uamusse, BRANKO, Dino D´Santiago, Agir, Lura, D.A.M.A, Loosense, among others.
With African origins, it is in England, at The Rhythm Studio (London School of Popular Music), and in Holland, at Drumdrumdrum, that he approaches to world jazz, world percussions, sound design and solo work find momentum and freedom to develop. The musician recently released two originals, Habitat and CTG, in partnership with Manuel Rocha and BRANKO, respectively, as the affirmation of his authorial work.
To the mixture of languages of the mentors he crossed paths with, Giovanni Hidalgo, Marcelo Wolosky and Steven Brezet (Snarky Puppy), Renato Martins, Jarrod Cagwin, Osvaldo Avena, Osvaldo Pegudo, Minino Garay, Marito Marques, Sebastian Scheriff, Iúri adds his inspiration and creates atmospheres, lexicons and intentions for each artist and context.
Iúri Oliveira's universe is vibrant, versatile, itinerant and intense. With the aim of serving the music, he has been outlining an incomparable path, full of colors and textures.
Iúri Oliveira, also recorded, played and perfomed with: Maluma, Munir Hossn, Soluna, Toty Samed, Lura, Karyna Gomes, Ana Laíns, Valéria de Carvalho, Ibraim Galissa, João Barradas, Rui Veloso, Paulo de Carvalho, Élida Almeida, Dino D´Santiago, Aline Frazão NBC, Carolina Deslandes, Irma, Paulo Flores, Manel Ferreira, Tatanka, among others.
“Serving the music as a whole, in every timbre and sound, expressing and reflecting all my emotions. My greatest legacy will be inspiring someone to embrace music as someone once inspired me.””
Iúri Oliveira, 2022
ENDORSER: LATIN PERCUSSION | REMO | PROTECTION RACKET | INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION | TURKISH CYMBALS