Bio

“Bass, the final frontier… these are the voyages of a professional musician in search of new and old music. To boldly play what he hasn’t played before.”

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, Ana Carolina, Maria Gadu, Milton Nascimento, Ney Matogrosso, Lobão, Paulinho Moska, Leoni, Marcos Valle and Serjão Loroza – 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 Notre Jam quartet and the Bicho Músico band.

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 Fire pedals.

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