Pianist Antonio Adolfo has been among the elite of Rio de Janeiro’s jazz scene for decades, where his talent was nurtured with the bossa nova movement of the 1960s. Soon, he was touring with legendary Brazilian singers, including Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Today, Adolfo is a master of Brazilian song. A renowned teacher, he established a prominent music conservatory, Centro Musical Antonio Adolfo, several years ago in Rio, now run by his two daughters. He now is the director of the Antonio Adolfo School of Music in Hollywood, Florida. Antonio, of course, is a first-class performer and perhaps even better known as songwriter. Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Earl Klugh and Dionne Warwick have all have performed or recorded Antonio’s compositions.
Choro Baiao garnered a number of Latin Jazz Awards for 2011: Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year and Latin Jazz Album of the Year and also Latin Jazz Album Artwork of the Year. Antonio Adolfo was named Latin Jazz Pianist of the Year and Jorge Helder was the Latin Jazz Bassist of the Year 2011 for this disk. Congratulations to all.
SPECIAL MASTER CLASS & DEMONSTRATION!
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