Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Chico Pinheiro

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, guitarist/composer/arranger Chico Pinheiro, was born in São Paulo. Self-taught, Pinheiro started playing the guitar and the piano when he was 7 years old. After starting to perform professionally at age 15, he rounded out his musical education with a stay in Boston, where he received his music degree from Berklee College of Music (Summa cum laude), studying with legendary teachers Mick Goodrick and Hal Crook and winning several academic/ musical prizes there during his studies.

Not only an exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, Chico Pinheiro is a unique composer of originality and maturity, qualities that stand out on his solo recordings. His first album 'Meia Noite Meio Dia' (Sony Music) was released in 2003 with great reviews at all the most important newspapers and music magazines in Brazil and abroad, and was included in the 'Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year' in the major newspapers of Brazil. This well-received debut included performances from special guest vocalists Luciana Alves, Lenine, Ed Motta, Chico César, and Maria Rita.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

3 Photos

Discography

Videos

Similar

Premium Profiles

Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
LJ Folk LJ Folk
vocalist
Dan Moretti Dan Moretti
saxophone
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Ryan Blotnick Ryan Blotnick
guitar
Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
sax, tenor
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
composer/conductor
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
La Tanya Hall La Tanya Hall
vocalist
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto
Norman David Norman David
sax, soprano

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!