Music Collaborations

Music Director in the recording of “Nunca”

Domenico Lancellotti – Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1972, Domenico eventually followed in the musical footsteps of his father, acclaimed composer and singer Ivor Lancellotti, and began establishing himself as an in-demand drummer and collaborator with a wide variety of Brazilian acts including Orquestra Imperial, Adriana Calcanhotto, Marcos Valle, and Caetano Veloso.

Artists in “Vida da Artista” and in “Telma Viale Sings Bolero” performances

David Cordeiro – Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, and moved to New York in 2007. After a period of 4 years in Brasilia, Brazil, where David gained knowledge and experience from masters such as Oswaldo Amorim, Paulo Andre, and Genil Castro. Through professional performances, recording studios, and writing for shows, David found the opportunity to establish himself in New York City.

Marivaldo dos Santos – From Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Dos Santos has taken his eclectic talent all over the world, traveling throughout Europe, the U.S., Latin America and Asia. As a composer, musician, percussionist and producer, Dos Santos has contributed to some of the most recognizable artists shows, music festivals and movie productions of the past decade, such as the legendary Sting, The Fugges, Wyclef Jean, Lauryin Hill, Pras, Joshua Bell, Steve Coleman, MD MC’S, Beetroot, Daniela Mercury, Vinicius Cantuaria, Maragreth Menezes, Ogans and the Rock in Rio Madrid Festival.

Eduardo Belo – A bass player born in Brasilia, Brazil. He moves to NYC in 2011 to do his master’s degree in music. Eduardo became one of the major names in the Brazilian jazz scene since his arrival to the USA. 

Alejandro Aviles – A first generation Cuban-American who comes from a long lineage of musicians. Based in New York, he works as an adjunct professor at both Hofstra University and Hunter College teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation while performing as a versatile musican in genres ranging from "Straight Ahead" jazz, “Brazilian” and "Afro-Cuban" music, to “Broadway”.

Livio de Almeida – A young saxophone/woodwinds player and composer/arranger from Brazil, who got his Bachelor in Classical Saxophone in Brasilia, Brazil. He got his second degree at The City College of New York on the BFA program in Jazz Performance, being a recipient of the Kaye Scholarship and also several other awards from the CCNY’s Music Department. Livio is a member of the phenomenal O’Farrill Brother’s Band.



Recording of the “Reconvexo” CD

Zeca Barros – Musician trained at Boston's Berklee College of Music in “Arrangement” and “Music for Cinema”. Professional experience in the areas of music (production of CDs, concerts, ballets and theater) advertising and cinema. Award-winning composer and screenwriter at the NY Latin Film Festival (2004). In the USA he worked with renowned artists from Brazilian Jazz, Leny Andrade and Romero Lubambo, in addition to performing works with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra of New York. Creator, producer and anchor of the program Cultura em Ação FM on Rádio Roquette Pinto. 

Marcos André (alias Aristide) – Guitarist / singer, Marcos has been working for more than 20 years in night clubs and restaurants as an interpreter of MPB. His main affinities are the songs of Bossa Nova and the successors in MPB: Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Djavan and Gilberto Gil. Two CDs made one of songs, Marcquinho "Genève-Rio" and another of choros: the must of Brazil with the mandolin player from Bahia Dinho. He has a degree in music education from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève and has spent long periods in Europe to study music and promote Brazilian musical culture.

Guilherme Morango Vaz – Graduated in Audio Engineering and Music Production - Berklee College of Music Boston (1998) Participated in consulting, design and sales projects for world-renowned studios, such as Electric Lady, Soundtrack Studio, Bearsville, Record Plant, Blue Jay Ego Records and prestigious artists such as Lauryn Hill, Queen Latiphah, Aerosmith, Ornette Coleman, Billy Corgan and Q Tip among others. As an instrumentalist he performed in Boston and New York in theaters, television shows and jazz clubs and festivals such as Ryles (Boston), Green Street River, Sittin Bull, San Antonio Festival (Texas) and Mohegan Sun Blues Festival. Work as a freelance sound engineer in several projects such as recording A Fronteira, an independent film that won the Latin American Film Festival in New York in 2004, concerts and records featuring renowned musicians such as Romero Lubambo and Paulo Braga, Morais Moreira, among others. In Rio, he is a partner at SOMA studios with several projects executed with artists residing in Brazil and abroad.

Zeca Maretzki – Studied saxophone at the School of Music Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro and at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He holds a B.A. in Music from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro. His professional work includes his participation in the Brazilian Music Orchestra conducted by Roberto Gnatalli at Free Jazz in São Paulo in 1991, in the Sax Orchestra, at OSB in the Aquarius Project, Brasília Symphony and at the Rio Jazz Orchestra. In 2004 he played with the UFF Symphony Orchestra, in a concert in honor of Ary Barroso and, more recently with OPPM (Petrobras Pro-Musica Orchestra) in a concert in honor of the late conductor Armando Prazeres. He participated in the Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival 2005, playing with guitarist Big Joe Manfra. He played and recorded with several MPB names such as Ney Matogrosso and Aquarela Carioca, José Augusto, Arlindo Cruz and Sombrinha, Augusto Martins, Grupo Nó in Pingo D'Agua, Humberto Effe, Cláudio Infante, Adriano Gifone, Tim Rescala and Banda Xekerê amongst others.

Mila Schiavo – Born in Rio de Janeiro, graduated in percussion from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. She was a student of Giovani Hidalgo, a Puerto Rican percussionist recognized worldwide for his conga technique. He worked alongside artists and bands such as Roupas Nova, Leny Andrade, Titãs, Guilherme Arantes, Mauricio Mattar, Frenéticas, David Byrne, Howard Levy, Paulo Moura, Barão Vermelho, Virgínia Rodrigues, Bebel Gilberto, among others. 

Rômulo Gomes – Versatile musician, he is a professional with great experience accumulated in the night, in festivals, accompanying singers, jingle recordings and varied productions. As an instrumentalist, he has already shared the stage or studio with renowned artists such as Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Francis Hime, Gilberto Gil, Ney Matogrosso, Roberto Menescal, Wanda Sá, Carlos Lyra, Hermeto Pascoal and Bebel Gilberto, among others. Currently Rômulo is part of the trio of Ricardo Silveira, of the band that accompanies the singer Maria Bethânia.

Carlos Soares – Born in Rio de Janeiro, he graduated in clarinet from the School of Music at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in saxophone from Berklee College of Music in Boston and in 2001 acquired the title of Master in Music by UFRJ Music School. As an instrumentalist, among several groups, he was a founding member of the RJ Youth Symphony Orchestra - FUNARJ, conducted by conductor David Machado, a member of the Brazilian Music Orchestra under the direction of conductor Roberto Gnatalli and with the Sax Orchestra, conducted national tours under sponsorship of SESC.

Adriano Souza – Pianist, has performed with several artists in Brazil and abroad, in countries such as Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. In Brazil he worked with several artists from MPB and instrumental music, including Leny Andrade, Roberto Menescal, Carlos Lyra, Danilo Caymmi, Ney Matogrosso, Leila Pinheiro, Emílio Santiago, and Beth Carvalho. In September 2008 he performed at the Sidney Opera House and in Singapore alongside Roberto Menescal and Wanda Sá. He recently participated in the recording of the Pixinguinha Sinfônico project, playing with the Petrobras Pro Musica Orchestra.

Music Director in the "Reconvexo" tour performance and "Dance Her Soul" music composition and recording

Victor Chicri – Grammy Award- winning music producer, musician, maestro and songwriter.  Bachelor in Music Composition and Conducting, won Platinum and Gold Awards working with Gal Costa, Sandy & Junior, Xuxa, Seu Jorge, Simone, Bebel Gilberto, and many other artists.  In the Film industry composed original score for ‘Xuxa and the Elves’, ‘O Diário de Tati’,and ‘The Love of Lazarus Lazare’.  His work also includes composing commercial music for global brands such as Coca-Cola, L'Oreal, CBF and TV Globo.

Music Director in live presentation at "Radio Paradiso"

Diego Gadenz – Born in Porto Alegre, guitarist, singer, composer and arranger. Diego made his debut in the world of music at the age of 9, learning music on the streets with his friends and brothers. His first influence is Brazilian popular music, and the perpetual search for new sounds often leads him to mix in an original way a very rhythmic guitar playing with a warm voice. Diego is also the creator of Estudio Planeta Musical where he also recorded his two albums, produced and arranged so many others.


“She is so strong, her eyes of glass hold the city” (Dance Her Soul)

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