Born: March 6, 1979
From Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Daniel Marques recently won the greatest award in his country, the 'Brazilian Grammy' known as the Prêmio da Música Brasileira (2010).
“The Brazilian Award was for my last project called Frevo Diabo Orchestra. I created that band, produced the awarded CD and directed the band, also composing and making arrangements. My new project is like a microcosm of the orchestra.
Daniel is now releasing his debut solo album, Carnaval de Perneta (2011), independently on his own Pólvora label pólvora meaning “gunpowder. This CD offers a different view of Brazilian Carnival and Folk music. Featuring all original material, the project showcases Daniel's compositions and arrangements, production and leadership. With a jazzy approach, including a variety of percussions, bass, a touch of trombone and occasional vocalizing, Marques creates a unique, exploding sound full of sparks....