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Antonio Adolfo

Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro (his mother was a violinist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra), and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60’s he led his own trio and toured with singers Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes that gained great success and have been recorded by such artists as Sérgio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. He won International Song Contests on two occasions. As a musician and arranger he has worked with some of the most representative Brazilian names, besides having released more than 25 albums under his name. In 1985 Mr. Adolfo created his own school in Rio, Brazil. In 2007 live recording Antonio Adolfo e Carol Saboya Ao Vivo/ Live won the Brazilian International Press Award. After 2007, Antonio Adolfo has been performing worldwide with his group and had recorded the following albums: Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya La e Ca/Here and There (2010), Chora Baião (2011, awarded in 5 categories by the Latin Jazz Corner) and Finas Misturas (included by several reviewers as one of the best releases of 2013). His current release is entitled Rio, Choro, Jazz…