Born in 1978 in Vitoria, Brazil, Bruno Mangueira appears regularly on the Brazilian and international scenes as a guitarist, composer, and arranger. He has performed alongside Brazilian artists including Zizi Possi, Leila Pinheiro, Toninho Horta, Nelson Ayres, Filó Machado, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paulo Jobim, Sizão Machado, and Helio Alves. His work with American artists has included Phil DeGreg, Rick DellaRatta, Mandy Gaines, Kim Pensyl and Paul Keller. In Paris, he has played with Leonardo Montana, Bruno Schorp and Fred Pasqua.
Mangueira has been featured as a soloist with symphony orchestras and big bands in Brazil and the United States. He has also arranged and been a musical director for numerous CDs, DVD, and concerts. His compositions have been performed by orchestras and big bands internationally. His recordings as a soloist include five CDs, two of them produced in the USA, in collaborations with pianists Phil DeGreg and Otmaro Ruiz.
Bruno completed his doctorate in Music at the University of Campinas, developing part of his studies at the University of Cincinnati (USA). He is currently a professor at the University of Brasilia, specializing in Brazilian and Jazz Guitar, Harmony, and Ensembles.