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Ze Luis Oliveira

Jose Luis Oliveira a Rio de Janeiro born artist that goes by Ze Luis is a multi instrumentalist, composer and producer that have credits in more than 260 albums. In his homeland during the eighties he was a member of the band of Caetano Veloso for seven years and scored with Gilberto Gil the movie “A Subway to the Stars” directed by Carlos Diegues, one of the most prestigious directors from Brazil. In a more recent event, he released his first album titled Guarani Banana (Malandro Records/Trama), which was acclaimed, by critics and reviewers through out USA including Saxophone Journal, Down Beat (Players), and Rhythm among others. Fresh out of the musical direction for Bebel Gilberto Ze went back to school in order to study classical composition with Stanley Wolfe at Juilliard where he was an A student. Now after finish his new album, Ze is ready for another round. He has been working live with his quartet Rio Zona Sul playing regularly in town (Galapagos, NuBlu, Knitting Factory, etc

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