Chico Pinheiro Quartet

Miami Downtown Jazz Festival

Chico Pinheiro Quartet

Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N Biscayne Blvd.

Sat. 2/25/17 – 6 PM

Not only an exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, Chico Pinheiro is a unique composer of originality and maturity, qualities that stand out on his solo recordings.


His first album Meia Noite Meio Dia (Sony Music/ 2003) was included in the Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year in the major newspapers of Brazil and included performances from special guest vocalists Lenine, Ed Motta, Chico César, and Maria Rita. His second release, Chico Pinheiro (Biscoito Fino/ 2005) enjoyed great critical and audience acclaim, once more being included in the Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year. The third album, Nova, was released in 2007 in collaboration with the American guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson. His fourth album, There’s a Storm Inside (CT Music Japan/ Sunnyside Records, NY, 2010) includes guests such as Dianne Reeves and Bob Mintzer, and won prizes as Best Brazilian Jazz album of the year and Best Latin Jazz Composition of 2010 with ‘Mamulengo’. in the Latin Jazz Corner Association, USA. Chico also won as Best Latin Jazz Guitarist, in the same association.

In 2012 he released the CD Triz, in partnership with the pianist and composer André Mehmari and singer and composer Sergio Santos. Meanwhile. Chico was elected as one of the ‘Rising Star” guitars by Downbeat Magazine – Annual Critics Poll list, along with Julian Lage, Peter Bernstein and Adam Rogers.

Chico Pinheiro—guitar, vocals

Helio Alves—piano

Eduardo Belo—bass

Rafael Barata–drums