I'm first and foremost a bassist - but one that also composes, arranges and occasionally sings.
A Rio de Janeiro native musician with Italian roots, I'm active on the Jazz, Pop/Rock and World Music and scenes. Since 2001 I play bass and sing background vocals for brazilian popular singer/songwriter/guitarist Frejat. Since 2013 I accompany Brazilian singer Simone, and more recently, the world-wide known Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins. I have played live and/or recorded with many other well-known Brazilian artists, such as Ana Carolina, Maria Gadu, Milton Nascimento, Ney Matogrosso, Marcos Valle, Lobão, Paulinho Moska and Leoni - as well as artists from other countries, such as Lokua Kanza (Congo/France), Quexie Montana (Zimbabwe), Susanna Stivali (Italy) and Avi Wisnia (USA).
On the jazz front, I lead my own Bicho Músico band (supporting my most recent album, Bicho Músico) and the Notre Jam jazz quartet. In recent years I've led the fusion project 8VB (with Italian guitarist Chester Harlan, which has released an album in 2007). I was also the bassist on the celebrated Leandro Braga Trio (led by the pianist/arranger/composer) from 2012 to 2015, and for saxophonist/composer Quito Pedrosa's quartet from 1996 up until 2017.
On TV, I was the bassist on the first season of the popular TV show The Voice Brasil (aired on 2012), and acted as bassist and music director for the TV series Claro Q É Rock during it's two seasons (aired on 2005 and 2006).