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Biography

He began to play guitar at age five. He belongs to a family of musicians, but never went to any school or music conservatory. He's an autodidact. He learned to play guitar by jamming with other musicians, and he played all musical styles.

He worked with various musician groups in Recife, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), recording the album "Vento Norte" with the group Karetas, which was No. 1 in sales in Brasil in 1982.

In 1989 he decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean with his brother, who is also a musician. They worked in Lisbon for two years, dedicating themselves to Afro-Brazilian music.

In 1992 he made a tour for Spain with the orchestra Linea Continua, participating in the "Autumn Jazz" of Zamora (Castilla) where he played with saxophonist Quique Macias.

Since 1993 he has been living on Tenerife Island where he works playing jazz clubs, hotels and cultural centers and participating as a guitarist in recordings for several artists. In 2002 he recorded a CD entitled "Alone with my guitar".

He is also part of the band Madeira Choro with other Spanish musicians dedicated to Brazilian music.

His guitar is a semi-acoustic electric Alhambra.

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