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Arnaldo DeSouteiro

Music Producer (with over 530 albums to his credit according to the All Music Guide), Voting Member of NARAS-GRAMMY and Jazz Journalists Association (NY), Member of LAJS (Los Angeles Jazz Society), Musical Philosopher, Journalist, Jazz & Brazilian Music Historian, Publicist, Public Relations, Composer (having written successful jazz & pop songs, some dance hits like "O Passarinho" for the Italian TV reality show "La Pupa e Il Secchione", and "Samba da Copa" for the "2006 World Cup" in Germany, plus many other soundtracks for movies, soap operas & TV series in the USA — PBS, BET, Universal Cable etc —, Europe and Asia), Lyricist (he wrote lyrics to Dave Brubeck's "Broadway Bossa Nova" at the invitation of Brubeck himself, among other songs), Arranger, Percussionist, Keyboardist, Programmer, Educator (conducting clinics and panel sessions worldwide as the first Brazilian member of IAJE- International Association of Jazz Educators during its existence)


Ricardo Bacelar

The third solo album of the Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger Ricardo Bacelar, entitled "Sebastiana" is being released. Produced by Cesar Lemos (BMI and ASCAP awards in the USA), it was recorded and mixed in Miami, United States, at the legendary Hit Factory (Criteria) and Rebel 11 studios. Its concept gravitates around a Latin American rereading of a Brazilian music repertoire portion. "Sebastiana" was recorded by Brazilian, American, Cuban, Argentine, Venezuelan, Colombian and Peruvian musicians. By researching traditional rhythms, an arrangement laboratory was conceived to implement the fusion of Latin American and Brazilian music elements


Alfredo Dias Gomes

Alfredo Dias Gomes is an independent drummer from Rio de Janeiro. In his solo career released 7 albums and 1 single. "Serviço Secreto"(single), "Alfredo Dias Gomes", "Atmosfera" (with the special participation of Frank Gambale), "Groove" "Corona Borealis", "Looking Back", "Pulse", and "Tribute to Don Alias"


Daniel Villa Verde

In 2002 Daniel started his work as a teacher of electric guitar, focusing on technique, harmony and improvisation. Worked with local musicians in Rio de Janeiro with jazz / fusion presentations from 2004 to 2007. He Joined the federal college UNI-Rio in 2005 and studied two and half years until, in mid-2007, he moved to Florianópolis where he had the opportunity to be among music therapists, which added to his informal training during his professional path construction. In 2007, the opportunity to present his work as solo acoustic guitar player in another country appeared. He went to Quilpué and Valparaiso, in Chile and played in the “World Music Festival” at the Sala Rubén Darío and the “Quilpué Vecinal Theatre Festival”, both festivals occurring in the second half of 2007


Fernanda Cunha

Fernanda Cunha is well established singer on today’s Brazilian jazz scene. She started to sing in 1997 in Rio de janeiro,Brazil. Fernanda has toured in Brazil, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Denmark, France, Malaysia and Argentina . In 2012 she recorded her 5th CD entitled “Coração do Brasil” (Heart of Brazil singing well-known sambas and bossa novas with a new and refreshing interpretation. “Coração do Brasil” was recorded to celebrate Fernanda´s 15 year of career. In september 2015 she released a new album “Olhos de mar”, the first one featuring only previously unreleased songs written by great songwriters that are still making music in Brazil such as Antonio Adolfo, Cristóvão Bastos, Carlinhos Vergueiro, Daniel Gonzaga, Denilson Santos, Filó Machado, and 2 songs composed by Toronto jazz guitarist Reg Schwager (Born in Netherlands, living in Toronto-Canada) with lyrics by Fernanda


John Cassio Kalil Benevides

Muitos procuram zonas confortáveis, sem tentar outros caminhos e desafios. John Cassio, guitarrista nascido em São Paulo morando no Rio de Janeiro há 30 anos — faz o inverso, procura diversos caminhos para a sua música trilhar. Seja no fusion, no jazz, no violão clássico ou no rock instrumental, sua assinatura está presente. Nascido John Cassio Kalil Benevides, John começou a estudar guitarra aos 13 anos e encontrou no seu professor Luciano de Castro ainda presente em sua trajetória uma espécie de guru, um mestre que levou sua técnica e sua maneira de pensar a música além


Jaime Aklander

Nascido em 19/07/1948, em Copacabana, desde os 16 anos escolheu o baixo com seu instrumento. Quando, teve como professor de baixo acústico clássico, à época o “spalla” de contrabaixo do Theatro Municipal do Rio, o prof. Renato Sbragia. Isto, por recomendação do baixista Manuel Gusmão, após ter assistido uma apresentação do Copa Trio, liderado pelo pianista (Don)Salvador e o baterista Do Um Romão, acompanhando Wilson Simonal. Assim, na verdade estava buscando tocar o jazz e a bossa nova. A partir daí, teve a sorte de conviver com os seus ídolos, tais como o baterista Edison Machado, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Luizão Maia, Tenório Jr., Edson Lobo, Sergio Barrozo Neto, Bebeto Castilho, Juarez Araujo, Aurino Ferreira, Vitor Assis Brazil, Claudio Roditi, Helio Delmiro, Fernando Martins, Haroldo Mauro Jr, Tomas Improta e Alfredo Cardim, Duduka Fonseca, Tony Botelho, Cesarius Alvim, Aloysio Milanez Aguiar, Mauro Senise e Marcio Montarroyos, para citar alguns


Carol Saboya

It has always been a musical environment. Carol Saboya, the composer Antônio Adolfo's daughter, was raised surrounded by inspired chords, scribbled scores and songs being born: The art in its full creation process. When she was eight, she had her voice recorded for the first time along with Miéle for the compact disc A menina e a TV. When she was still a little girl, she took part as a vocalist in albums of Erasmo Carlos and Ângela Ro Ro. She also took part in the historical musical presentation Verde que te quero ver and infantile soundtracks. She spent three years studying singing in the United States, taking part in Sérgio Mendes' Brasileiro CD


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