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Antonio Adolfo

Antonio Adolfo is a Brazilian born pianist, composer and arranger

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Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro (his mother was a violinist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra), and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60's he led his own trio and toured with singers Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes that gained great success and have been recorded by such artists as Sérgio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. He won International Song Contests on two occasions. As a musician and arranger he has worked with some of the most representative Brazilian names, besides having released more than 25 albums under his name. In 1985 Mr. Adolfo created his own school in Rio, Brazil. His album Lá e Cá/Here and There, follows in the footsteps of his 2007 live recording Antonio Adolfo e Carol Saboya Ao Vivo/ Live. Then came Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya La e Ca /Here and There (2010), Chora Baiao (2011), Finas Misturas (2013), Rio Choro Jazz (2014)*, O Piano de Antonio Adolfo (2014)*, Tema (2015)*, “Tropical Infinito” (2016)* and one of his recent releases “Hybrido - From Rio to Wayne Shorter” (2017)**, which was both Latin Grammy and Grammy Nominee. In 2018* Antonio released “Encontros - Orquestra Atlantica”, in 2019, “Samba Jazz Alley” and in June 2020, “BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento”. * Latin Grammy Nominee ** Grammy Nominee

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