Bio

“I’m first and foremost a bassist – but one that also composes, arranges and occasionally sings.”

A Rio de Janeiro native with Italian roots, I’m active on the Jazz, Pop/Rock and World Music scenes. I play bass and sing background vocals for brazilian popular singer/songwriter/guitarist Frejat since 2001, and have played live and/or recorded with many other well-known Brazilian artists, such as Simone, Ivan Lins, Ana Carolina, Maria Gadu, Milton Nascimento, Lobão, Paulinho Moska, Leoni, Marcos Valle, Serjão Loroza and Rita Benneditto – as well as artists from other countries, such as Lokua Kanza (Congo/France), Quexie Montana (Zimbabwe), Susanna Stivali (Italy), Chester Harlan (Italy/France) and Avi Wisnia (USA).

On the jazz front, I lead the Bicho Músico band and the Notre Jam quartet.

On TV, I was the bassist on the first season of the popular TV show The Voice Brasil (aired on 2012), and acted as bassist and music director for the TV series Claro Q É Rock during it’s two seasons (aired on 2005 and 2006).

I’ve written music for cinema, tv and contemporary art video-installations, working from my “creative bunker”, the 8VB Studio. There I write and record my own music and also record bass tracks for other artists around the world through sites like SoundBetter.com and AirGigs.com

I write a regular column for Bass Player Magazine (Brazilian edition) and offer online bass lessons – just send me a message if you’re interested!

I endorse N.Zaganin electric basses, Elixir strings and Santo Angelo cables.

Click on the links bellow to access the most recent updates and downloadable press material concerning my career and current projects: