The Atelier Music Studio

The Atelier Music Studio One highly effective multipurpose workspace. http://www.zeluis.com/the-studio
*A a full service music production facility based in New York. *Founded by 4 time Grammy nominee and Latin Grammy nominee composer/producer Zé Luis. *We provide original music, sound design, ADR, production (pre and post), mix & mastering for films/short films, commercials, albums, youtube videos, websites and converging media for top national and international clients, including: Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios, WB (New Line Cinema), American Broadcasting Company (ABC), USA Network, Pull, Verve, Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Independent Lens. *Zé Luis' collaborations include Eumir Deodato, Adam Rudolph, Bebel Gilberto, Chico Pinheiro, Diego Torres, Sabina Sciubba, Mitch Davis (Orba Squara), Brazilian Girls, Ivy, Maxi Priest, JJ Sansaverino, Jamile Staevie...
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Founded by Zé Luis Oliveira, who has been a professional with decades of experience featured on hundreds of recordings. Leading saxophonist in Brazil in the 1980s, Zé Luis has performed and recorded with—and arranged and composed for—many of the biggest names in Brazilian music, such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Luiz Melodia, Tania Maria and Cazuza to name a few. A NYC resident since 1990, when he moved from his native Rio de Janeiro, Zé Luis originally got a foothold in the city working as a freelance composer. Although he specializes in flutes and saxophones, he also has a high comfort level with guitar, percussion, bass and keys. For 18 years as the owner of The Atelier Music Studio now located in Long Island City's Court Sq, Zé has been composing, producing and recording music for albums, film/TV and converging media. Oliveira has played and recorded with Kurt Elling, Romero Lubambo, Duduka da Fonseca, Yusef Lateef, Paulo Braga, Mark Soskin, David Finck, Dom Um Romão, Dom Salvador, Mario Adnet, Maucha Adnet, Adam Rudolph, Kenny Burrell, Rolando Luna, Jorge Chicoy, Ike Stubblefield, George Porter Jr., Keith Carlock, Joel Rosemblatt, Kenny Wessel and Ralph Jones. It’s a remarkably diverse skill set that helped Zé Luis to earn credits that include work with Bebel Gilberto, Sabina Sciubba, Brazilian Girls, Ivy, Pull, Verve, Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Independent Lens, Rio (directed by Carlos Saldanha), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (directed by Mark Waters), Monster-in-Law (directed by Robert Luketic), A Raisin in the Sun (directed by Kenny Leon), Burn Notice (TV Series-creator: Matt Nix, directed by Jace Alexander), sessions for original music house Tomandandy and collaborations with the oft-synch-licensed Orba Squara. Some of those works received accolades including nominations for the Golden Globe, Grammy and the Oscar. As a solo artist, produced the self-titled Zé Luis EP and two albums of his original compositions, Guarani Banana and Caiapó. Acclaimed in the American press, Zé Luis and his work have garnering enthusiastic coverage in DownBeat, Saxophone Journal, Rhythm and Jazziz, among many other publications.

Mission: -EXECUTION & EXCELLENCE-

Last BW of this series.Here pictured playing with @luizmelodia , one of the greatest singer-songwriters from Rio de Jane...
05/29/2020

Last BW of this series.
Here pictured playing with @luizmelodia , one of the greatest singer-songwriters from Rio de Janeiro.
He invited me to play with him when I was very young, I loved his music and was trilled to be part of his band.
On stage:
@luizmelodia @ricardoaugustomello guitar, @monicasergiodella drums, #antoniosantanna bass and @zeluismusic soprano sax.
On the door besides the stage @janemelodia

So 80s! That picture is taken in 1982 during my second tour with @caetanoveloso & “A Outra Banda da Terra” to support th...
05/28/2020

So 80s! That picture is taken in 1982 during my second tour with @caetanoveloso & “A Outra Banda da Terra” to support the release of the album “Cores, Nomes” in the countryside of São Paulo.
I’m playing the alto sax, which I used to play and record with more often by then. Also notice that my microphones are connected to an electronic rack, visible a Roland RE-150 Space Echo and a MXR Pitch Transposer.

On the same subject of latest posts, at this time in the other side of the spectrum. Picture in 1984 as a member of the ...
05/27/2020

On the same subject of latest posts, at this time in the other side of the spectrum. Picture in 1984 as a member of the original “Banda Black Rio” with most of the original crew: Claudio Stevenson: guitar, Barrosinho: trumpet, Lúcio: trombone and Paulinho Black: drums. Also in the picture, João Carlos Rebouças: keyboards and me: tenor & soprano sax and flute, not pictured Arthur Maia: bass.
It was a great honor for me, but at the same time a bitter-suite moment, when I was called upon to substitute Oberdan Magalhães, who died in a car accident a few days before. His brother Alcione Magalhães came to my house in Rio de Janeiro and told me that Oberdan said:
-“If something ever happen to me, my substitute should be Zé Luis.” And so he asked me if I wanted to do it and I accepted his call.
If you don’t know, “Band Black Rio” was an
instrumental samba-soul, samba-funk, jazz-funk fusion band that made a lots of waves in Brazil from 1976 until the mid 80s. In the late 90s William Magalhães, Oberdan’s son relaunched the band with an entire new formation.

Continuing the subject from the latest posts:Here with Cazuza, I was invited as a special guest with @baraovermelhoofici...
05/26/2020

Continuing the subject from the latest posts:
Here with Cazuza, I was invited as a special guest with @baraovermelhooficial to enhance their lineup, on the first incarnation of @rockinrio in 1985. One of the biggest events ever in Brazil, with incredible bands including: Queen, Yes, Iron Madden, Al Jarreau, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, B-52’s among others. The Brazilian host included Gilberto Gil (which I also played with), Ivan Lins, Alceu Valença, Lulu Santos, Eduardo Dussek and many others. That festival put Brazil in the map of the big evens and music festivals as the military dictatorship was coming to an end. I remember playing the National Anthem of Brazil involved on the Brazilian flag on the nightly news and the anchorman stating: “A day of Rock and Roll and Democracy as Rock in Rio opens and we elected our first president in decades”
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📸 @ricardoleoni9507
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@officialqueenmusic @yesofficial @ironmaiden @aljarreauofficial @jamestaylor_com @sirrodstewart @theb52sband @gilbertogil @alceuvalenca @blitzoficial @lulusantosoficial @ivanlinsoficial @dussek

On the same subject from my latest post: This picture was taken at the PolyGram Studios in Rio de Janeiro during the rec...
05/24/2020

On the same subject from my latest post: This picture was taken at the PolyGram Studios in Rio de Janeiro during the recording sessions of the album “Velô” by @caetanoveloso - it was a very successful album achieving “gold record” sales.
By then I was playing and recording with Caetano for 4 years. This was a new band and I was the only remaining member of the previous one, Caetano affectionately referred to me as “the old dinosaur” (I was 26). L to R: @marcelocostareal , #ricardocristaldi , @armando.marcal , @caetanoveloso , Otávio Fialho, @zeluismusic and @tonicosta3
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📸 @gildamidani

Somewhere in Rio de Janeiro in the early 80s with Cazuza, Lobão & band (Os Ronaldos) with Alice Pink Punk and Nonato (th...
05/22/2020

Somewhere in Rio de Janeiro in the early 80s with Cazuza, Lobão & band (Os Ronaldos) with Alice Pink Punk and Nonato (the hairdresser of the hour). I feel privileged to have recorded so much good music in my home country Brazil with fabulous artists/friends in different genres, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), Soundtracks, Brazilian Jazz as well as Pop and Rock. 🎼🎶🎷

The band, the chart, the place, the playing! All for a great cause, a benefit to @bradybuzz to Prevent Gun Violence. The...
05/21/2020

The band, the chart, the place, the playing! All for a great cause, a benefit to @bradybuzz to Prevent Gun Violence. The Pliska Harris Orchestra ft. @kurtelling — with @schiller.jeff , @gregpliska , @zeluismusic , Joe Tucker, Zach Herchen, Peter Hess, George C. Rush, @dominiquejazz , Scott Neumann, Michael Markowski, David Wolfert, Steve Cohen, Christopher Rinaman, @joannecomposer and David Smith.

Another one backstage @carnegiehall on the tribute to @davidbyrneofficial and @thismustbetalkingheads with my buddy @rob...
05/21/2020

Another one backstage @carnegiehall on the tribute to @davidbyrneofficial and @thismustbetalkingheads with my buddy @robgarzamusic

Backstage @carnegiehall before our performance on the tribute to David Byrne and Talking Heads (official) .Pictured:Guil...
05/19/2020

Backstage @carnegiehall before our performance on the tribute to David Byrne and Talking Heads (official) .
Pictured:
Guilherme Monteiro, Zé Luis, Jorge Continentino, Aaron Johnston, Clark Gayton, Mauro Refosco, and Gil Oliveira

I feel privileged to be part of this flute section and the Go: Organic Orchestra. We’ll be together again in the near fu...
05/19/2020

I feel privileged to be part of this flute section and the Go: Organic Orchestra. We’ll be together again in the near future.
Alexis Marcelo, Michel Gentile, Sylvain Leroux, Steve Gorn, Adam Rudolph and Zé Luis

Hoje é o dia dele, uma singela homenagem a um ídolo que se tornou um “amigo de infância”. Parabéns pelo seu aniversário ...
05/17/2020

Hoje é o dia dele, uma singela homenagem a um ídolo que se tornou um “amigo de infância”. Parabéns pelo seu aniversário @marciohfborges tudo de bom sempre e que a sua estrela continue brilhando lá em cima! 🌟🍀

Working as arranger and woodwind player with the multi Grammy awarded producer @rafhaellarcaute on the recording of the ...
05/16/2020

Working as arranger and woodwind player with the multi Grammy awarded producer @rafhaellarcaute on the recording of the Grammy nominated album “Buena Vida” by @diegotorresmusica (nominated in the category of Best Latin Pop Album).
Pictured at the API Room at @electricladystudios

#tb I miss B.B. King’s Club in New York. The staff was fantastic. My Quartet played there once a month for a long while....
05/15/2020

#tb I miss B.B. King’s Club in New York. The staff was fantastic. My Quartet played there once a month for a long while. Such great place to perform!

Good times at #theateliermusicstudio with my buddy and fantastic sound engineer @iuri.oriente
05/14/2020

Good times at #theateliermusicstudio with my buddy and fantastic sound engineer @iuri.oriente

It was a beautiful day here in New York, we are still observing social distancing.
05/13/2020

It was a beautiful day here in New York, we are still observing social distancing.

A remembrance from Havana, Cuba with my dear friend Marcos Valle, Vartan J Tonoyan and Cesario Melantonio Neto the ambas...
05/11/2020

A remembrance from Havana, Cuba with my dear friend Marcos Valle, Vartan J Tonoyan and Cesario Melantonio Neto the ambassador of Brasil in Cuba.

05/11/2020

I couldn’t choose a better mother for my son. I love you Angelica, you are an eternal inspiration ❤️ happy Mother’s Day my love!
Happy Mother’s Day to my mother and to all the mothers in the world with my wishes of a bit of relief on you day! 💕 Everyday is Mother’s Day and love is the only way 🌹❤️

Can’t wait to host you in my #studio again, but for now, let’s #stayhome a bit longer..Very soon we’ll be doing unattend...
05/09/2020

Can’t wait to host you in my #studio again, but for now, let’s #stayhome a bit longer.
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Very soon we’ll be doing unattended #mixing and #mastering sessions.
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Please, #besafe and #staycreative and we’ll gather again soon. 🎼🎶🍀

In the fall of 2019 I was invited to pose for a portrait by my friend @woo.ricardo a fantastic plastic artist.
05/09/2020

In the fall of 2019 I was invited to pose for a portrait by my friend @woo.ricardo a fantastic plastic artist.

Sunbathing in the fire-escape, beautiful day here in New York City. @ Chelsea, Manhattan
05/07/2020

Sunbathing in the fire-escape, beautiful day here in New York City. @ Chelsea, Manhattan

Missing my dear friend, trombone player, arranger, incredibly talented musician @serginhotrombone here we are pictured i...
05/06/2020

Missing my dear friend, trombone player, arranger, incredibly talented musician @serginhotrombone here we are pictured in a killer horn-session, @altairtrompetista @serginhotrombone and myself. His music will always be with us ❤️🎼🎶

With my brother @carlinhosbrown in New York. We go way back! I have a great admiration for his multitalented artistry as...
05/05/2020

With my brother @carlinhosbrown in New York. We go way back! I have a great admiration for his multitalented artistry as well as for his social activism, a visionary human being always working towards the community 🙌💯💪👊

A marvelous time in the kitchen of her house with multidisciplinary artist, activist, philanthropist and the former mini...
05/04/2020

A marvelous time in the kitchen of her house with multidisciplinary artist, activist, philanthropist and the former minister of culture in Peru @susana__baca what a pleasure and honor to meet, eat, hang and play some music with her at her home. Such a sweet and generous woman and her music is heavenly. Gracias Susana ❤️

Sunbathing Sunday! Time for a haircut and a shave 😂🤣😂 @ Chelsea, Manhattan
05/03/2020

Sunbathing Sunday! Time for a haircut and a shave 😂🤣😂 @ Chelsea, Manhattan

Backstage of the Tonight Show with @nbcjayleno together with @jjsansaverino and his wife @sunflowershannie a bit after t...
05/02/2020

Backstage of the Tonight Show with @nbcjayleno together with @jjsansaverino and his wife @sunflowershannie a bit after the release of “Sunshine After Midnight” his first album which I produced with @onevibration and @jjsansaverino
We were in Los Angeles playing some shows to support the release.
On the next page, we are pictured with the fantastic musicians @pauljacksonjr and @rickeyminor @ Los Angeles/Hollywood California

#tbt A while back here in New York jamming with my friends @gilbertogil and @raulmascarenhas at the Ballroom. I had the ...
04/30/2020

#tbt A while back here in New York jamming with my friends @gilbertogil and @raulmascarenhas at the Ballroom. I had the pleasure and the privilege of working with Gilberto Gil on 3 albums and a single, including the soundtrack of the motion picture “Subway to the Stars” directed by Carlos Diegues which was nominated to the Palm d’Or at @festivaldecannes

Good music, good company, always creating. With @mariagadu @bebelgilberto & @liminha .📸 @isabellanicolas
04/29/2020

Good music, good company, always creating. With @mariagadu @bebelgilberto & @liminha
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📸 @isabellanicolas

Hanging with Jose Feliciano after a concert in New York. What a great cat! @josefeliciano
04/28/2020

Hanging with Jose Feliciano after a concert in New York. What a great cat! @josefeliciano

Here is a memory from Bejucal, Cuba with my dear friend @lauranewmanshow I was showing the local percussionists the Braz...
04/27/2020

Here is a memory from Bejucal, Cuba with my dear friend @lauranewmanshow I was showing the local percussionists the Brazilian “surdo” feel. This is a place where time stood still, just notice the clock behind me...

#tb after a performance sitting in with @michaelfranti and the Spearhead in Amsterdam. It was a humbling experience to p...
04/26/2020

#tb after a performance sitting in with @michaelfranti and the Spearhead in Amsterdam. It was a humbling experience to play with them in a sold out concert. With the @ccbreggae we backup @officialritamarley at the same week.

At the Society of Composers & Lyricists NY with composers Adonis Tsilimparis and the legendary Howard Shore "Lord of the...
04/24/2020

At the Society of Composers & Lyricists NY with composers Adonis Tsilimparis and the legendary Howard Shore "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit".

Up we go! Climbing the Sequoia trees in Northern California. Summer vibes outdoors 🌲🌳🌞  @ Mount Hermon Adventures
04/24/2020

Up we go! Climbing the Sequoia trees in Northern California. Summer vibes outdoors 🌲🌳🌞 @ Mount Hermon Adventures

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Founded by composer and woodwind stylist Zé Luis Oliveira, who has been a professional with decades of experience featured on hundreds of recordings. Leading saxophonist in Brazil in the 1980s, Zé Luis has performed and recorded with—and arranged and composed for—many of the biggest names in Brazilian music, such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Luiz Melodia, Tania Maria and Cazuza to name a few.

The studio was designed and built by Bradshaw Leigh. A NYC resident since 1990, when he moved from his native Rio de Janeiro, Zé Luis originally got a foothold in the city working as a freelance composer. Although he specializes in flutes and saxophones, he also has a high comfort level with guitar, percussion, bass and keys. For 18 years as the owner of The Atelier Music Studio now located in Long Island City's Court Sq, Zé has been composing, producing and recording music for albums, film/TV and converging media.

Oliveira has played and recorded with Kurt Elling, Romero Lubambo, Duduka da Fonseca, Yusef Lateef, Paulo Braga, Mark Soskin, David Finck, Dom Um Romão, Dom Salvador, Mario Adnet, Maucha Adnet, Adam Rudolph, Kenny Burrell, Rolando Luna, Jorge Chicoy, Ike Stubblefield, George Porter Jr., Keith Carlock, Joel Rosemblatt, Kenny Wessel and Ralph Jones. It’s a remarkably diverse skill set that helped Zé Luis to earn credits that include work with Bebel Gilberto, Sabina Sciubba, Brazilian Girls, Ivy, Pull, Verve, Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Independent Lens, Rio (directed by Carlos Saldanha), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (directed by Mark Waters), Monster-in-Law (directed by Robert Luketic), A Raisin in the Sun (directed by Kenny Leon), Burn Notice (TV Series-creator: Matt Nix, directed by Jace Alexander), sessions for original music house Tomandandy and collaborations with the oft-synch-licensed Orba Squara. Some of those works received accolades including nominations for the Golden Globe, Grammy and the Oscar.

As a solo artist, produced the self-titled Zé Luis EP and two albums of his original compositions, Guarani Banana and Caiapó. Acclaimed in the American press, Zé Luis and his work have garnering enthusiastic coverage in DownBeat, Saxophone Journal, Rhythm and Jazziz, among many other publications. Since 2013 Zé Luis has been in the helm of producing, engineering and playing for the web series “Just Play” former “Trade Winds” a Musical Iconography of Africa and the Americas. This journey has began in New York and brought him to New Orleans, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Peru.

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Parabéns, arte e equipamento não faltam. grande abraço para todos vós.
I can't wait to get in here!