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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” , another Latin Jazz nominee album for Latin Grammy 2021.

His most recent releases are Jobim Forever (2021) which has been at #1 for 4 weeks on JazzWeek!

Antonio Adolfo is now releasing “Octet and Originals”


* Latin Grammy Nominee

** Grammy Nominee

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