Born: September 1, 1971 Primary Instrument: Guitar
My passion for music started early, when I was 4 years old, I think. I remember my uncle Mario putting me on his lap and trying to show me the instruments in the orchestra: Look Du, this is a bassoon...how beautiful...now here come the French horns...notice how he repeats the theme only with the strings...look how the flute dialogs with the oboe...I didn�'t understand anything, but I loved music!
My mother liked Chico Buarque, Elton John and Nina Simone a lot. My father liked Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi. I liked Os Saltimbancos, Pica Pau Amarelo and Toquinho and Vinicius.
At the age of six I got a walkman from my father and that was really important! From this moment on I started to listen to music non-stop, not even to sleep, I slept listening to music. Many times my mother would remove the earphones when I was already asleep. I remember loving Djavan, Milton and Stevie Wonder....
Awards:BDMG-Instrumental awards 2002 Edition. Jazz and Blues Festival of Guaramiranga 2003
Exellent arrangements, mature harmonies and consistent compositions are the glow of this beautiful CD. He knows how to “flow with the music”. Márcio Okayama �� Guitar Player
Considered one of the best composers of the 2nd BDMG Instrumental Awards Milton Luiz �� O Tempo
Owner of a melodic frasing, the guitar player and composer Edu Negrao really impresses us with his debuting work. Gustavo Martins �� Guitar Player
Edu’s compositions and arrangements, not to mention his well elaborated solos set “the mood” with a great “blending” of colective sonorities. José Domingos Raffaelli �� musical reviwer for BDMG instrumental awards
Fabulously melodic compositions directly from Sao Paolo, Brazil. “A new Brazilian talent reaches the U.S. and abroad” CD Baby
Edu Negrao’s work demonstrates incredibly melodic compositional work that stands “toe to toe” with the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim while maintaining an intellectual connectivity to current conteporary jazz. “absolute genius” Apria Records
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