Ana Karina Sebastião started approaching music when she was ten years old playing guitar and keyboards. Starting at the age of twelve she spent six years at the Livre de Música University studying bass guitar. She played in a band, called “D’Brothers” with her three older brothers.
Ana graduated with a music degree at Cantareira University and since then she has played for an amazing array of musical luminaries including, Arrigo Barnabé, Preta Gil, Luiza Possi, Criolo, Sérgio Reis, Renato Teixeira, Almir Sater, Paulo Miklos, Filó Machado, Samantha Schmütz, Filipe Catto, Luís Carlini, Yaniel Matos (Cuba) and Eric Silver (US).
In 2013 Ana started working with Arrigo Barnabé
as part of the group "O Neurótico e As Histéricas
" and soon after with "Claras e Crocodilos
" who she recorded with the following year. Many more recordings came after that, TV appearances and a spot with the band of singer Gaúcho Filipe Catto
, who has become one of the top young artists in the Brazilian scene.
Ana Karina currently plays with Chico César, Arrigo Barnabé, Filipe Catto, Paulo Miklos, Tássia Reis, Quartabê and she is also bass player and backing vocalist for the programs ‘Na Voz Delas’ and ‘Samantha Canta’, on the channel Canal Bis/Multishow.
She has a knowledge of diverse music genres, having played with well respected national and international musicians such as Richard Bona, Tony Lindsay, Ms Monet, Anthony King, Preta Gil, Luiza Possi, Samantha Schmütz, Criolo, Sérgio Reis, Renato Teixeira, Almir Sater, Filó Machado.
Ana has participated in the Villa Lobos and Moacir Santos festivals in Rio de Janeiro, the REC Beat festival in Recife, Savassi Jazz Festival in Ilha Bela; as well as international festivals such as the ‘Festival de Vanguarda do Chile’ in Santiago, ‘Roccella Jazz Festival in Italy and other shows in Argentina, France and Music China.
Eric Silver, known for decades of work in Nashville as well as Brazil, stated “I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the best bass players in the world, from Victor Wooten to Lee Sklar. My friend Ana Karina is a force to be reckoned with! She has amazing ears, hands and a beautiful personality. Look out bass world!”
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