Chico Pinheiro

Chico Pinheiro


"An outstanding performer, and one of the leading figures in the modern Brazilian jazz scene" Guitar Player USA Considered as a new reference, a new force in Modern Brazilian music by such artists as : Edu Lobo, Moarcir Santos, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Ivan Lins, Brad Mehldau.


In Brazil, they know something about great grooves and guitar players, and in Chico Pinheiro, the two have come together in dramatic fashion. This young Sao Paulo native has set the Brazilian music scene alight with a glorious synthesis of bossa and jazz that moves the idiom onward from the towering achievements of artists like Joyce and Baden Powell.
Chico’s new CD featuring special guests Bob Mintzer and Dianne Reeves will be released worldwide in May 2010 by SunnySide records.
In the past his collaborations have included Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, and the Paris Jazz Big Band, giving a measure of his growing reputation in the jazz world, where his quicksilver phrasing and sophisticated harmony allied to an authentic Brazilian style is winning him many admirers.

Back home, he is equally acclaimed by musicians from right across the spectrum, working with leading singers like Ed Motta and Dori Caymmi.
He sings too, in a sotto voce style that evokes the hushed intimacy of Joao Gilberto and Chet Baker, further evidence if it were needed, that here is a musician with something new and original to add to the great love affair between Brazil and jazz.

"When I first heard Chico Pinheiro I was instantly struck by his great virtuosity, not only as a musician but also as a composer and arranger. I pray that his talent and inspiration will keep growing and may continue to inspire and guide the next generation."

" I've been appreciating Chico's work for a long time and I'm a huge fan, there's no one around doing what he does. "

"...Chico Pinheiro is the perfect example of a bright new talent on the horizon, clearly proving people wrong who've claimed that nobody interesting has emerged on the scene since my generation."


Check out great Videos on :


Chico Pinheiro with special guests Dianne Reeves, Bob Mintzer and Oscar Castro Neves.
There is a Storm Inside
CT Music - Sunny Side Records 2010

Chico Pinheiro and Anthony Wilson
Buriti - 2007

Chico Pinheiro
Biscoito Fino - 2005

Chico Pinheiro
Art Music/Sony Music - 2003

Selected Discography :
Jose Miguel Wisnik - Sao Paulo Rio
Thiago Espirito Santo - Thiago Espirito Santo
Edu Ribeiro - Ja to te esperando
Danilo Caymmi - O Patriota
Ivan Lins and Charito- Non Stop Brazil (Japan Grammy Winner, Best Brazilian Jazz Album)
Braguinha Songbook - Almir Chediak
Fleurine - San Francisco
Swami Jr - Outra Praia
Nelson Motta - Sintonia Fina
Chico Cesar - De uns tempos pra ca - ao Vivo
Mary Fettig ( Stan Kenton) - Mary Fettig
Jair Oliveira - 3.1
Jair Oliveira - Outro
Jair Oliveira - Disritmia
Luciana mello - Assim Que se Faz
Luciana Mello - L.M.
Luciana Mello - Olha pra mim
Pedro Mariano - Intuicao
Pedro Mariano - Voz no Ouvido
Jair Rodrigues - 500 anos de Folia
Jair Rodrigues - 500 anos de Folia - vol 2
Alex Buck - Alex Buck
Ana Cascardo - Esta noite vai ter sol

Set List

Sets will vary with the venue.

The repertoire is based on Chico Pinheiro's songs and compositions.