Marcelo Gomes

Marcelo Gomes

BandJazzLatin

Brazilian Jazz Music. Do you know samba-jazz? well, there is much more than samba that we can mix to jazz. we put togheter some brazilian roots rhythms and improvisatiol concepts over original tunes. check it out!

Biography

Marcelo was raised in Rio de Janeiro, where he used to listen to his father and neighbors bossa/samba music. He started playing the piano at the age of nine. When he moved back to São Paulo in 1978, he started to play the eletric guitar.
Since 1984 he has been working as a teacher and researcher at the University of Campinas (Unicamp). Apart from that, he composes, plays and records with several musicians, including John Hollenbeck, Pat LaBarbera, Don Thompson and many other Brazilian artists.
At the moment, he is doing his PhD in Brazilian Jazz Music, at the same time he is finishing his first solo record, after having five well succeded albums recorded with the group he funded, “Terra Brasil”, which he has played with in Canada, USA, Spain, Portugal and Germany.

Discography

Tudo Bem: 1995. Mestiço: 1998 (Mestizo, Malandro Records). Atlântico: 2003. Questão de Tempo: 2006 (Matter of Time). Its possible to hear on www.terrabrasil.mus.br