Daniel Marques

From Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Daniel Marques recently won the greatest award in his country, the 'Brazilian Grammy' known as the Prêmio da Música Brasileira (2010).

“The Brazilian Award was for my last project called Frevo Diabo Orchestra. I created that band, produced the awarded CD and directed the band, also composing and making arrangements. My new project is like a microcosm of the orchestra.”

Daniel is now releasing his debut solo album, Carnaval de Perneta (2011), independently on his own Pólvora label “pólvora” meaning “gunpowder.” This CD offers a different view of Brazilian Carnival and Folk music. Featuring all original material, the project showcases Daniel's compositions and arrangements, production and leadership. With a jazzy approach, including a variety of percussions, bass, a touch of trombone and occasional vocalizing, Marques creates a unique, exploding sound full of sparks.

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“Unique and interesting playing. “ - Classical guitarist John Williams (UK)

“Outstanding!” - Lionel Loueke, guitarist with Herbie Hancock (Benin/US)

“Truly a master... inspired.” - Cover Guitar Magazine (BR)

“A musician with his own voice!” - Composer Guinga (BR)

“Pioneer of that genre... brings new flavor to 'frevo' music.” - 'O Globo' newspaper (BR)

“Congratulations! Great arrangements!” - Guitarist- composer Egberto Gismonti (BR)

“Amazing! Great job.” - Guitarist Charlie Hunter (US)

“Guitar guru.” - Haapavesi Folk Festival review (FI)

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


Master Degree on Guitar UFRJ (Brazil). For lessons via skype: danielmarques0603

Clinic/Workshop Information

Brazilian rythms and guitar technique; Brazilian music for ensembles and big bands



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