Primary Instrument: Flute
Magnus Pires is a Brazilian flutist, born in July 8th, 1948 in Manaus, Amazon, but living in Rio de Janeiro since 1950. His mother was a professional crooner in the fifties and his aunt played guitar and sung in an all woman trio. Magnus is also a composer and arranger. He started his career as a classical flute player, playing in the Rio de Janeiro Federal University Orchestra. But being jazz his primary interest Magnus switched definitively its goals toward the Jazz/Samba direction. Magnus studied flute at the ProArt Music school in Rio with the parisian flutist Odett Ernst, but his jazz formation is self taught. As many jazz musician did, Magnus built his jazz conception through the extensive research of solo material transcribed from the great artists of the jazz language. Magnus Pires have been doing gigs in hotels restaurants and theaters playing his jazz and bossa nova with his quartet. The flutist is now focusing his interests in showing his work abroad, for audiences outside Brazil, since jazz is an univrsal language, and bossa nova has an worldwide acceptance.