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Mayuto Correa

"Mayuto, You are as brilliant guitarist as you are percussionist." --GILBERTO VERA, MoonflowerCafe.com

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Mayuto Correa

Vice-Chairman Chief Creative Officer Ambassadeur D'Artiste Mayuto Correa serves as NETunes' Vice-Chairman, Chief Creative Officer and Ambassadeur D'Artiste.

A true legend of Latin Jazz, Mayuto Correa built his first set of congas when he was 12 years old and was immediately hired to play for the Rio de Janeiro-based big band Rapazes da Alvorada. Through his teen years, he performed with top Brazilian artists including Paulo Moura, Cipo, Chiquinho, Ed Lincoln, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Tamba Four, Bossa Sete, RC Sete, Maysa, Jorge Benjor, Jair Rodrigues and Bola Sete.

In 1969, Mayuto moved to Los Angeles where his unique style and technical mastery were soon sought after by the most respected names in Latin Jazz, Jazz and pop music. Now, some 35 years later, Mayuto Correa continues to be regarded amongst the best players in Jazz history.

He has often been called “the best conga player in the world” by numerous critics including Frank Wilson, Sherman Ferguson, John Levy, Earl Palmer and Sondra Oei. John Dants has called Mayuto “the Coltrane of Congas” and Gabor Szabo touts Mayuto as “a fiery percussionist, full of lyricism and romantic beauty”. Billy Higgins calls Mayuto, “the best performer from Brazil since Carmen Miranda”.

Mayuto earned such laurels participating in thousands of recording sessions with world- class artists including Cannonball Adderley; John Williams; Oliver Nelson; Nat Adderley; Stevie Wonder; Henry Mancini; Paul Anka; Frank Sinatra; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Harry Belafonte; Burt Bacharach; The Temptations; Santana; The Crusaders; George Benson; Herbie Hancock; Ron Carter; Freddie Hubbard; Patrice Rushen; N'dugo Chancler; Ernie Watts; Joe Sample; Wilton Felder; Wayne Henderson; Lawrence Welk; Sonora Matansera; Oscar Brown, Jr.; Ronnie Laws; Dave Grussin; Joe Pass; Herb Alpert; Tony Williams; Branford Marsalis; Donald Byrd; Gato Barbieri; Della Reese; Minnie Ripperton; Sarah Vaughan; Trini Lopez; Mirian Makeba; Hugh Mazekela; Don Ellis; Gerald Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Cal Tjader; Kenny Burrell; Lee Ritenour; Gabor Szabo; Carmen McRae; Sarita; Leta N'bulo; Joe Williams; Neil Sedaka; Joao Gilberto; Tamba Four; Amad Jamal; Ray Brown; Marvin Gaye and, of course, fellow Brazilian Milton Nascimento.

Mayuto has appeared on numerous TV shows including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, The Midnight Special, The Nancy Wilson Show, The Harry Belafonte Show, Fantastico, Show do Mes, Sexta Super, Silvio Santos, Cidade Aberta, Aqui e Agora and Jacy Campos and played on the soundtracks of M.A.S.H., Baretta, Death Squad, Shaft, Chips, Trouble Man, Lost in the Stars, Supercops, Out To Sea, The Fall Guy and Cinderella Liberty.

Mayuto has performed (on multiple occasions) at virtually all of the planet's foremost concert venues including Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Fillmore, Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, the L.A. Coliseum, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Shrine Auditorium the Palladium and Rio's Canecao and Copacabana Palace. He has been featured at every major jazz festival worldwide including The Playboy Jazz Festival, The Concord Jazz Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival, The Kool Jazz Festival, Jazz at Drew, The Mexico Jazz Festival, The Berlin Jazz Festival and The Long Beach Jazz Festival.

He is featured in numerous texts and references including such seminal works as Le Dicionario Da Musica Polular Brasilerira by Ricardo Cravo Albim and The Jazz Encyclopedia by Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler with introduction by Quincy Jones.

A former record producer for ABC Dunhill Records, Mayuto is also an accomplished playwright and director having written and directed at the Orpheus; Shubert Theater; Sortilege; I.C.C.C. Theatre; Negra Elza; Carlos Gomes Theatre; Municipal Theatre; She Dances; U.S.C. Theater Fantastico;and TV Globo. He has composed several hundred songs and written many scripts for film, television and stage including Zarina, Skid Row, Brazilian Wave, Ultimate Plan and Hector's Castle and served as musical and dramatic director for Brazilian superstars Elza Soares, Maria Betanea, Eliana Pitman and Cauby Peixoto.

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Free MP3s For a FREE MP3 from Mayuto Correa's Fireball CD, click on below...

Brazilian Wave (Mayuto Correa) 6:23 MP3

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Mayuto Correa uses and endorses Giannini guitars.

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Mayuto Correa uses and endorses Resolution Drums.

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