Born in Boston, MA Chris began playing guitar at the age of 12. Growing upin a Portuguese family, his love for diverse music was already apparent, falling in love with the music of artists such as Tom Jobim, Pat Metheny, John Coltrane, and Brazilian composer Ivan Lins. Upon graduating high school he went on to formally study the guitar at the University of Massachusetts
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As a player, Mello’s astoundingly singular artistic sensibilities have rendered
him a high profile contributor to numerous recordings. On both Nylon and
Electric guitars, his carefully woven melodic ideas, innovative harmonies, and
mastery of a multitude of “local guitar dialects” define him as a “unique
musical voice” in a sea of modern guitar clones. Adding to this, is Mello's
unique knowledge and affinity for Latin string instruments such as Cuban
Tres, Cavaquinho, Tiple, Charango, and a host of others. His writing exhibits
his passion for vibrant global music cultures flowing over an open tributary of
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