Itiberê Zwarg e Grupo
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Itiberê Zwarg

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He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1950. He started to study music with his father, Antonio Bruno Zwarg, musician and composer. He began his career with Ray Carelli group, playing in ballrooms in the city of São Paulo. In the 70´s he was part of Xangô Três and Bossa Jazz Trio. He studied double bass with Nicolai Tchevtchenko. Since 1977, he has been playing with Hermeto Pascoal & Group all over the world, in several tournés in Europe, North America and Japan. He has participated in workshops with Hermeto in France, Switzerland, Germany and United States. With Hermeto, he recorded nine CDs (Zabum Be.Bum.A; Montreux Alive; Cérebro Magnético; Hermeto Pascoal & Group; Lagoa da Canoa, Só não Toca Quem não Quer; Brasil Universo, Festa dos Deuses, Mundo Verde Esperança).

In 1992, Itiberê began his career as a composer and arranger. He made the arrangements for the CD "Variasons" with Gilson Macedo, participated in the CD "De onde vens", with the singer Ivetty Souza and in the CD "Cordas Cruzadas" with Quarteto Mahogany, among others.

In 1999, he created Itiberê Orquestra Família. Em 2001, he launched his first CD "Pedra de Espia" as a composer, arranger and conductor of his Orchestra; in 2005, he recorded his second CD, "Calendário do Som". He got a grant from Vitae Foundation as a composer in 2005. In 2006, he was selected for the Project Natura Musical for a tourné in São, Paulo, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Montevidéu e Buenos Aires. Also in 2006, he was selected for the Project Petrobras to organize a songbook with compositions from the regular workshops in Proarte School of Music.

In 2008, Itiberê composed the repertoire of the third CD ("Contrastes") and the Orchestra performed in several Brazilian cities in the project Young Orchestras sponsored by CCBB. They also recorded two tracks in the CD "Igual a mi corazón" of the Argentinian singer Liliane Herrera. In 2009, the Orchestra was selected for the project "Pixinguinha/Funarte", launched the CD "Contrastes" and performed in Macaé, Petrópolis e Rio de Janeiro in "Teatro da Caixa". In Ceará, the Orchestra participated in the project "Mostra do Cariri", performing in Crato, Nova Olinda e Potengi. In 2010, the Orchestra was the special guest in TV program "SESC Instrumental" in São Paulo.

In 2011, Itiberê Orquestra Família turned into Itiberê Zwarg & Group. This was due to the changes in the group´s identity and the work´s ideology that happened through the last ten years. In the beginning, there were 33 musicians; now there are eight musicians playing Universal Music, totally integrated in this "big family of sound". So it was no longer necessary to add "family" to define the group´s identity.