Chico Pinheiro
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Chico Pinheiro

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"Jazz Portraits"

"Chico Pinheiro he's a phenomenal talent, a post Metheny guitarist equally at home in jazz or Brazilian contexts. Like Anthony, he's a very lyrical player, with a wonderful tone... - Fresno Jazz - California

"Revista BRAVO"

"Virtuose Chico Pinheiro entra no Circuito dos maiores expoentes do Jazz Contemporaneo"
Revista BRAVO - Jona Lopez


" Attualmente uno dei piu apprezzati musicisti della sua generazione ed considerato, (...), la punta di diamante del chitarrismo brasiliano moderno. "

- Antonio Forni

"O Estado de Sao Paulo"

"Chico Pinheiro is, with no doubt, the most brilliant composer of Brazilian music that has come up in recent decades."
- Mauro Dias

"O Globo Newspaper"

" Indeed, Chico Pinheiro is the next big thing in Brazilian music. " *****

- Hugo Sukman

"International Magazine"

"Brazilian music welcomes its latest trophy with open arms: Chico Pinheiro"
- Rio de Janeiro

"one of the best presentations in 11 years of the Jazz and Blues festival."

After a standing ovation and following a request from the audience, the band return to the stage and play the samba-jazz "Popo" followed by a Joao Donato standard "Nana". This brought to a close one of the best presentations in 11 years of the Jazz and Blues festival.

- Dawton Moura “Diario do Nordeste� February 2010

"Guitar Player - January 09"

"One of the leading figures in the modern Brazilian jazz scene is a young guitarist/composer/arranger named Chico Pinheiro. An outstanding performer (...), Pinheiro gained notoriety in his home country and abroad with his two solo releases, Meia Noite Meio Dia (2003) and a self titled albrum from 2005 - both of which scored "Top 10 Best Albums of the Year" Awards in Brazil." - Art Thomson

"Down Beat - February 09 - 4 stars for NOVA !"

Chico Pinheiro and Anthony Wilson Nova (Goat Hill) **** is a storied, two-guitar outing that includes many top-flight players... A great pairing. - John Ephland

"Jazz Podium (Germany) - November 2008"

Tropische Virtuosität auf der Gitarre
"Mit seinem lyrischen Spiel, das sich zwischen Jazz, Bossa und Samba bewegt, begeisterte er im Mai 2008 die Zuhörer in Pforzheim."

- Torsten Esser


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



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."


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