Was invited to play at the TIM festival 2006, with his trio on the jazz stage. After winning the Carlos Gomes award for classical music revelation of the year of 2006, Mehmari was appointed resident composer for the São Paulo State Wind Band. Also wrote original orchestral music for the official PAN American games cerimonies, that took place on legendary Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, in July. Played under direction of Maria Schneider at the Ouro Preto Jazz Festival in Minas Gerais. Released the 'Continuous Friendship' album (Adventure Music) , in duet with mandolin-virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda.
In 2008 released a CD entirely dedicated to his own compositions: 'About waltzes and trees' and (aged 30) toured the northeast of Brazil with Ivan Lins, playing both Ivan's and his own compositions at the traditional Pixinguinha Project, 30th aniversary special edition. For Ivan Lins and the Metropole Orkest Amsterdam, wrote an arrangement, played under direction of Vince Mendoza. A piano solo album entirely dedicated to the music of the Clube da Esquina was recently released. With the quintet album Nonada, Mehmari was nominated for the 2008 Latin Grammy Awards. Also he wrote a double concerto for jazz piano, clarinet and winds, performed with clarinet master Gabriele Mirabassi and Sao Paulo State Wind Band. More information on: Official website: www.andremehmari.com.br Read more on Last.fm.
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