Born in Sao Paulo, Mario started his musical education at 13, playing Bossa Nova guitar. He switched to electric bass one year later, and in 1986 completed a BMus in Composition. Back in Sao Paulo he was invited to play with the ‘Heartbreakers’, a condensed 9 piece jazz band, with whom he arranged, recorded and produced 7 CDs. He has also performed with many of the greatest singers in Brazilian Music such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Nana Caymmi, and Zizi Possi. Mario has held several workshops on Latin American Music throughout Scotland. A big personality, Mario’s resonant tone gives the band its fundamental foundation, whilst his imagination and lightness of touch provide an irresistible danceability.
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