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Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Born: April 10, 1978    

NYC resident and Rio de Janeiro native Mauricio Pessoa is a classically trained (graduated in Orchestration at Juilliard Music School) guitarist and singer-songwriter emanating from the current crop of young Brazilian music artists that are keeping the great Brazilian musical tradition alive and well. Mauricio’s original compositions are influenced by the classic Bossa Nova and MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) music of composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque, João Gilberto, Paulinho da Viola and other Brazilian greats. After releasing his debut self-titled record in 2007, the long awaited follow-up disc, Habitat, was released digitally on June 19th 2012, on RED/Sony Music Entertainment through iTunes and on CD on August, on Sony Brasil....
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    Habitat

    Sony Music
    2013

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Habitat

Sony Music (2013)

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Pessoa is seductive, folk-sensitive, and has a fine ear for the ingredients that make all those great bossa nova albums in your collection special. And yet he sounds like an original bossa artist. Even more surprising is that all of these sensual songs are by Pessoa.” Marc Myers, Jazz Wax

Rio-born, classically trained acoustic guitarist Pessoa recalls Caetano Veloso’s light-fingered bossa nova sway.” Jim Farber, TOP 10 List NY Daily News

Pessoa plays guitar and sings, sometimes in a trio, other times quartet, often a small “semi- symphonic” ensemble of six, seven, or more, not classical really but just full, atmospheric, seeming to hold more players than it does, stretching out to pencil in quietly exotic panoramas...

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