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Rodrigo Simões is a Brazilian musician and composer who has been living in Quebec - Canada. Through his musical creations, he shares a distinctive style that oscillates between Brazilian music and jazz improvisation. His international career has taken him through China, Australia, Paraguay and the United States, in addition to his native country – Brazil – and his adopted country – Canada. Early on in his musical career, this guitarist and mandolinist has already collaborated with great artists in Brazil (Elza Soares, Carlos Malta, Paulinho da Viola, Dominguinhos, Zeca Baleiro and Paulo Moska) and in Canada (Bill McBirnie, Joel Miller, Flavia Nascimento, Alex Lefaivre, Sonia Jonhson and Jean-Pierre Zanella). In 2013, his first album, “Aos Velhos Amigos”, was released in Brazil. In 2018, he completed a master’s degree in jazz composition at the University of Montreal, under the supervision of bassist Alain Caron (UZEB). That same year, he also released his second album, “Jazz Brésilien”, through the Montreal jazz record label Multiple Chord Music, wich received Bronze Medal at Global Music Awards. He's also founding member of Club du Choro de Montréal.


« That's really a discover... To me... you're taking the classical stuff and you refresh it!!! » - Marty Lebovitz, BasaBasa CKUT 90.3 FM;

« Probablement influencé par une lignée de solistes comme Jim Hall, Pat Martino ou Toninho Horta, il trouve son phrasé, sa sonorité propre, tout en démontrant une belle qualité de jeu à la mandoline et à la guitare acoustique. » - Ralph Boncy,;

« Jazz brésilien rime très souvent avec bossa-nova, mais Rodrigo Simões ouvre la porte à bien plus qu’au style inventé et popularisé entre autres par Antonio Carlos Jobim. Il nous emmène sur les chemins du maracatú, du forró et de la samba

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Masters in Jazz Composition/Performance - Université de Montréal (UdeM) - with Alain Caron

Clinic/Workshop Information

Brazilian jazz music combo; Brazilian guitar comping; Brazilian mandolin; Choro ensemble.

Pat Martino Pat Martino
Joao Gilberto Joao Gilberto
voice / vocals
Egberto Gismonti Egberto Gismonti
guitar, acoustic
Airto Moreira Airto Moreira
Joe Pass Joe Pass
Baden Powell Baden Powell
guitar, acoustic


Album Jazz brésilien by Rodrigo Simoes

Jazz brésilien

Multiple Chord Music (MCM)

Friend's ship

Friend's ship

Rodrigo Simoes
Jazz brésilien


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