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Carlos Henrique Pereira

Carlos Henrique Pereira is an accomplished composer, piano and acoustic guitar player from one of the most influential and dynamic musical regions of South America, the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

An instrumentalist trained in both classical and jazz traditions, Carlos ventured into composition early in his life and without any formal training was named the youngest composer to have a work selected for the Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennial in Rio de Janeiro in 1983, where his music was played alongside some of the greatest Brazilian modern composers.

Carlos debuted his first L.P. in his early twenties and the album’s eight original compositions drew the attention of the British label, Timeless Records, which released the album throughout Europe and Japan.

Following the success of his first album, Carlos moved to the United States where he studied jazz, harmony and improvisation in New York City with Mike Longo, Rick Stone and many other jazz musicians. He performed throughout New York in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Knitting Factory, Merkin Hall, and Satalla. Launching his own recording studio in Brooklyn, Carlos established himself as a music producer and he recorded and produced more than 200 projects with artists from around the world like Nana Vasconcelos, Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Dom Salvador, Cyro Baptista, Takuya Nakamura, Tony Cedras, Bakithi Kumalo, Hugo Fatoruso, Rogerio Botter Maio, Peck Allmond, Matt Dariou, Rubin Kodheli, Ernesto VillaLobos, Sue Maskaleris, just to name a few.

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