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Renato Malavasi

Luis Perdomo
Luis Perdomo (photo: Christopher Chu)

Originally from Brazil, Renato has been performing with some of the most unique musicians in the New England area since 1999. Alongside these artists, whether in an instrumental project or accompanying a singer, a wide variety of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian styles are constantly on display.

In addition to his regular appearances at The Regatta Bar, Beat Hotel, & Ryles Jazz Club – Cambridge, MA; The Beehive – Boston, MA; Tuscan Kitchen – Salem, NH; Bokx 109 American Prime – Newton, MA; The Acton Jazz Cafe – Acton, MA; and Chianti Cafe – Beverly, MA; Renato has also performed at the Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA; Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University – Medford, MA; The Center For Arts in Natick ‘TCAN’ – Natick, MA; Somethin’ Jazz, SOB’s, & ZirZamin Clubs -New York, NY; Dallas, TX with Latin-Barroque Fusion Ensemble Rumbarroco; and internationally with The Akiko Ito Brazilian Ensemble touring Japan in 2009 & 2010, and participating at The Tenth International Guatemala Jazz Festival in 2010 with The Joel LaRue Smith Trio.

A 2000 graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Renato performed extensively throughout Brazil before coming to Boston in 1997. While always pursuing other Regatta4instrumental projects as a performer and student of Brazilian music and culture, he has also performed with well known Brazilian singers Carlos Navas and Tete Espindola. And in 1994, after about seven years, he completed his studies at theConservatory Dr. Carlos de Campos where he studied both classical percussion and drum set.