About Us

Orquestra Imperial is a Brazilian Big Band framed in 2002 with the target of reproducing the run of the mill Gafieira Samba sound. The gathering united outstanding names from the new Carioca pop scene, for example, Rodrigo Amarante (from the gathering Los Hermanos), Moreno Veloso, Domenico Lancellotti and Kassin (from the +2 venture), Nina Becker, Thalma de Freitas, Max Sette and Rubinho Jacobina with experienced artists like Nélson Jacobina (the arranger of the Império Serrana) and the samba percussionist and vocalist Wilson das Neves. Different artists who have added to the Orquestra incorporate Berna Ceppas, Rodrigo Bartolo (who plays with Arnaldo Antunes and Duplex), Pedro Sá (Caetano Veloso’s guitarist), Bidu Cordeiro (who went with the Paralamas do Sucesso and Reggae B) and DJ Marlboro who has picked up the title of authority Orquestra Imperial DJ.

The venture started at first with the point of playing out a show in the dead Ballroom scene in Rio de Janeiro and was begun by Berna Ceppas, Kassin and Seu Jorge. With time, new individuals, for example, Nina Becker joined the Orquestra after first performing live with them. The group’s collection comprised of exemplary samba tunes and abnormal covers, for example, Vem Fazer Glu-Glu sang by the moderator Sergio Mallandro, and Owner of a Lonely Heart by English dynamic shake bunch Yes. They likewise played obscure arrangements like Artista é o Caralho by Rubinho Jacobina and Gomalina, by Max Sete. They every so often welcomed visitors in front of an audience and these have included Ed Motta, Marcelo Camelo, Fernanda Abreu, Andreas Kisser, Elza Soares among others. One of the reasons for Orquestra Imperial’s prosperity was the nearness of Rodrigo Amarante, guitarist, and vocalist of the musical crew Los Hermanos, who acquainted enthusiasts of his band with the Orquestra and promoted the Orquestra on the elective scene.