Born: February 10, 1947
Antonio Adolfo is an important composer, having written songs recorded by many Brazilian and International artists. He also had a noted role in the process of making important music available through independent production, through the creation of the pioneer independent label Artezanal.
As an arranger, he worked for several musicians and singers.
The son of Yolanda Maurity, a music teacher and violinist of the orchestra of the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Adolfo began to study music very early. At seven, he began his violin studies with Paulina D'Ambrozzio. At 15, he took up piano, studying with Amyrton Vallim, Werther Politano, Wilma Graça and with the internationally renowned Eumir Deodato....
AwardsInternational Song Competition (Rio/Brazil, 1969) - second prize International Song Competition (Rio/Brazil, 1970) - first prize Song Olympiad (Athens/ Greece, 1970) - second prize Brazilian Sharp Awards 1996 and 1998 Latin Jazz Awards (Latin Jazz Corner) in five categories - 2011 Brazilian International Press Awards 2013 - Best CD Finas Misturas Brazilian International Press Awards 2014 - Best show: Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens Quartet Brazilian International Press Awards 2014 - Lifetime Achievement
Rio, Choro, Jazz...AAM Music
Finas Misturas (Fine Mixtures)AAM Music
Finas MisturasAAM Music
Chora BaiaoSelf Produced
La e Ca: Here and ThereAAM Music
Ao Vivo/LivePoints South Records
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