Pianist, composer, musical arranger and producer, music has always been present in Hamleto Stamato’s life. His father also called Hamleto was a brilliant saxophonist and flutist, who played in Hermeto Pascoal’s group. He was born in Bebedouro (SP) in February 4, 1968 and started studying piano when he was 6 years old in São Paulo. After his father death, when he was 11, he returned to Bebedouro, where he studied at “the city’s music school. When he was 16, he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he graduated in Piano, at Estácio de Sá University. In 1998, he became a professional and quickly recognized as one of the most promising pianists of his generation.
In 1993, he recorded the CD Ioiô, first solo work of guitarist Nelson Faria, with partner Nelson and Rodolfo Cardoso in the CD’s title track.
The musician trajectory, however, started with presentations abroad, and later on he worked with great musical studio productions. He played with Claudia Telles, Marisa Gata Mansa, Tim Maia, Danilo Caymmi, with Rosa Passos he went on tours in Venezuela, Spain, Sweden and Denmark. He travelled with Leny Andrade in turnes in Europe and Japan. As trombonist Raul de Souza in turnes and jazz festivals in Sweden and Denmark.
He played in Moscow with the “Bossa Nova trio “Fogueira Três”and in the Bolshoy ballet school.
In 1997, he had a presentation in the Free Jazz Festival, integrating Paulinho Trompet’s group. In 2000, together with Robertinho Silva and Ney Conceição, he played in the Queen’s Theater in New York. He released the BrPlus registration, musical studio created in partnership with PH Castanheira. from1995 to 2009, the double was been responsible for great productions in “TV Globo”, like “Criança Esperança”, “Brasil 500” (live shows in France during the World Cup in 1998 and in Brasília in 2000) broadcasted in Brazil and in others American Latin countries. One of his compositions, “Tema da Academia” was part of the soundtrack of the “TV Globo” soap opera “Andando nas nuvens”.
Together with Robertinho Silva and Ney Conceição, he played in the Queen’s Theater in New York.
In 2004, he took part of the release of João Bosco’s song book, accompanying Ivan Lins, Leila Pinheiro, Simone e Djavan. He played, composed and arranged for “TV Globo” programs like “Fama” and “Criança Esperança”, besides accompanying and writing arrangements to João Bosco, Simone, Elba Ramalho, Lenine, Daniela Mercury e Caymmi’s family in the musical production of “Estação Globo de Novelas”. He also accompanied Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Jorge Aragão, Dudu Nobre, Beth Carvalho, Alcione, Simoninha, Ivete Sangalo, Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Caetano Veloso in shows of the same broadcasting station.
In 2003, he released his first solo album, the “Speed Samba Jazz”, a CD very well received by the specialized review, with the formation of a trio that had the special participation of
Paulinho Trompete in the flugelhorn, which originated the next. In 2005, he released the “Speed Samba Jazz 2”, which had the special participation of Hermeto Paschoal in the melodica, playing “Chorinho pra Ele”.
He was the musical producer and arranger of the TV programs: “Fama 4” and “Estação Globo 2006”. until 2008. he released “Speed samba Jazz 3”, his third solo album, with Ney Conceição in the bass, and Erivelton Silva in the drums. In the end of 2008, he released the DVD/CD Gafieira Jazz, with the proposal of listening and dancing speed samba Jazz. In this work, Hamleto starts the musical part with the trio completed by Augusto Mattoso and Erivelton Silva (drums) which has won the support of a horn section consisting of Paulinho Trumpet, Widor Santiago (sax) and Roberto Marques, (trombone) was filmed live at the Pole Cine Video in Rio de Janeiro.
This work toured Europe and Eastern Europe in 2011 for a month, performing at 9 countries, 18 concerts were alternating between clubs and jazz festivals, did concerts in France, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Croatia, Serbia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
In 2011, he released the CD speed jazz samba vol 4, with special participation of Leo Ortiz on the violin.
And in 2015, he is releasing the CD Speed Samba Jazz, Vol 5.com Ney on bass, and Erivelton Silva on drums.