Chico Pinheiro
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Chico Pinheiro

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Jazz Latin


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"A nice touch of nobless" - Downbeat

"Chico Pinheiro: There's A Storm Inside"

The entire project is respectful of tradition yet forward-thinking; pleasurable with consistency, and ultimately like relaxing on a perfect beach that you don't want to leave. - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"Guitar Player 2009"

"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 Thompson

"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

"Guitar master between Brasil and Jazz 2010"

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 in Guaramiranga. - Dawlton Moura O Diario Do Nordeste - Feb. 2010

"Tropische Virtuosität auf der Gitarre - Jazz Podium (Germany) - November 2009"

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." - Toesten Esser

"Jazz Portraits, California"

"Chico Pinheiro is phenomenal talent, a post Metheny guitarist equally at home in jazz or
Brazilian contexts. A very lyrical player, with a
wonderful tone and technique!" - Joa Moore

"Magnífico! El País, España"

Dos años después de 'Meia Noite Meio Dia', este joven compositor, arreglista y guitarrista confirma su talento con un magnífico segundo disco. Un trabajo sólido que aborda la música brasileña desde la óptica del Jazz o la música clássica, y que le ha valido grandes elogios de la crítica y de gente como Edu Lobo o Moacir Santos. Magnífico. - Carlos Galilea

"Revista BRAVO"

"Virtuose Chico Pinheiro entra no Circuito dos maiores expoentes do Jazz Contemporaneo" - Jonas Lopes

"MusiBrasil/ Italia"

" 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, Rio de Janeiro"

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


Buriti Records 2012
Chico Pinheiro, Andre mehmari, Sergio Santos

CT Music - Sunny Side 2010
feat. guests Dianne Reeves, Bob Mintzer and Oscar Castro Neves.

Buriti Records/ Goat Hill Recordings - 2007
Chico Pinheiro and Anthony Wilson

Biscoito Fino - 2005

Sony Music - 2003

Selected Discography :
Four Seasons ( CD/ DVD) -
Live at The Metropolitan Museum, NYC. (w/ Anthony Wilson, Julian Lage & Steve Cardenas)
Bob Mintzer Big Band - For the moment
Susal Palma Nidel - Elegante
New Flute Music From South America
Fleurine - San Francisco
André Mehmari - Canteiro
Swami Jr - Outra Praia
Nelson Motta - Sintonia Fina
Biscoito Fino - Duets
Bicoito Fino - São Paulo
Jose Miguel Wisnik - Sao Paulo Rio
Thiago Espirito Santo - Thiago Espirito Santo
Alex Buck - Alex Buck
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
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
Ana Cascardo - Esta noite vai ter sol



If the Brazilian music of great harmonies, rhythms, songs and guitar playing is already considered a landmark of this country around the world, in Chico Pinheiro it all 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, Rosa Passos and Baden Powell.
Chico’s latest CD, featuring special guests Bob Mintzer and Dianne Reeves was released worldwide in 2010 by CT Music and 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 everywhere.

"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."

"Chico Pinheiro is a major player and writer - he is someone who will be around for a long, long time!"

" 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. "

"I love his artistic voice: very sweet, passionate, and at the same time very fresh and new."

"Chico Pinheiro is the next generation of great brazilian musicians. He's fantastic, somebody to really keep your eye on."

"...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 brazilian music scene since my generation."