Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinettist, Educator, Concert presenter and Festival Administrator, Gideon Brazil has definitely made a name for himself on the Australian and UK music scene.
Gideon has performed/recorded with artists from many genres and is an active member of Cleverhorse, Gotye, Cycling Katrina, Adam Simmons Toy Band, Tim Shawcross Septet and with his own projects The Southside Hammond Clan, Deco Duo, Trio Brazil and original jazz project, The Natives. The Natives released their debut album of Brazil's original compositions in 2008 and is now taking bookings throughout the UK and Europe.
Gideon has played at music festivals including the prestigious Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Splendour In The Grass, Meredith, Golden Plains, St Kilda Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival to name a few and has performed at some of Australia's premier venues including Rod Laver Arena, Hamer Hall, Myer Music Bowl, Powerhouse (Bris), BMW Edge and Bennetts Lane.
Gideon has played alongside some of Australia's finest artists including, Andrea Keller, Julien Wilson, Scott Tinkler, Graeme Lyall, Mark Isaacs, Eugene Ball, Adrian Sherriff, Marc Hannaford, Shannon Barnett, Ronny Ferella, Tamara Murphy, Darrin Archer, Jon Delaney, Tom Lee and Lachlan Maclean. He has also been featured playing flute on a Paul Mac tune on a Ministry of Sound Dance compilation and has recorded with dance music artists Madison Avenue, Cheyne Coates and Sgt Slick. Gideon has toured through Canada, UK and extensively throughout Australia.
Gideon is a co-founder of Half Bent (www.halfbent.org - a group dedicated to promoting new, original music in Melbourne).
He has a Bachelor of Music (Melbourne University - classical/contemporary saxophone), a Graduate Diploma in Music (Victorian College of the Arts - jazz) and an AMusA (Associate Diploma of Saxophone).