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Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian Jazz with Mario

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Act Profile

Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian Jazz with Mario

Mario is a London-based Bossa Nova, Samba And Brazilian Jazz guitar player and singer that has over fifteen years of professional experience.
Going through his Brazilian rhythmic roots, he brings a repertoire which dates back the beginning of 20th century until now, bringing to the dancers and lovers of Brazilian music, a mix of jazz and popular, modern and groovy sounds.

About Mario:

Mario is a graduate of the Free University of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whilst there he studied with musicians such as: Olmir Stocker, Roberto Sion and Roberto Bomilcar (pianist who played with Frank Sinatra during his visit to Brazil).

Mario has worked alongside the trombonist Itacir Bocato, guitarist Renato Consorte, and other big names from the São Paulo music scene.

His study focusses on the development of an instrumental music repertoire; inspired by the greats of Jazz and Bossa Nova.

In addition to developing new arrangements of music by enshrined Brazilian artists as Tom Jobim, Paulo Moura, and João Donato, in recent years he has been focussing to reinterpretations of Samba Jazz – a music that emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the 50s and was pioneered by musicians like Luiz Eça, Tamba Trio, Edson Machado, among others.

Their repertoire was based on Brazilian standards with more sophisticated harmonies, inspired on the post-Bossa Nova movement.

Recently, he travelled to Europe to expand his research, and since moving to London, he has been performing alongside musicians such as: Jean Toussaint, Liam Noble, Roberto Manzin, Ricardo dos Santos, Anselmo Neto, and Filó Machado.

Act Information


Mario on Acoustic Guitar & Voice

Extra Line-up(s)

Apart from performing as a solo musician, Mario is also available as a duo, trio and quartet, upon request.
DUO: Acoustic Guitar & Voice; Percussion
TRIO: Acoustic Guitar & Voice; Percussion; Sax
TRIO: Acoustic Guitar & Voice; Drums; Bass
QUARTET: Acoustic Guitar & Voice; Drums; Bass;Sax

Also included

AER Amplifier and Mic


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West.

Previous Clients

Since moving to London Mario has been playing in events, festivals, hotels and music venues such as Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express, Charlie Wright's, Toulouse Lautrec, Rich Mix, Jazzlive at the Crypt, Mau Mau Bar, Jazz Cafe, The House of St Barnabas, Boisdale Jazz Club, Primo Bar, Bermondsey Arts Club, Cafe Boheme, Floripa London.



Skilled Brazilian musician who delivers a high quality performance
Wide repertoire including the best of Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian Jazz, as well as other Brazili



Deixa Baden Powell
Triste Tom Jobim
Girl from Ipanema Tom Jobim
Desafinado Tom Jobim
Maricotinha Dorival Caymmi
Samba de uma nota Tom Jobim
O morro nao tem vez Tom Jobim
Mas que nada Jorge Ben
Fotografia Tom Jobim
Bebe Hermeto Pascoal
Fica mal com Deus Geraldo Vandre
Maca do rosto Djavan
Maria das Mercedes Djavan
So danco samba Tom Jobim
Corcovado Tom Jobim
Inutil paisagem Tom Jobim
Modinha Tom Jobim
Afrosambas Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim
Imbola bola Djavan
Asa branca Luiz Gonzaga
Agua de beber (Water to drink) Tom Jobim
Sao Salvador Dorival Caymmi
Boneco loco Mario Bakuna
Vera Mario Bakuna
Influencia do jazz Carlos Lyra
Ponteio Edu Lobo
Nego maluco Edu lobo
Batendo a porta Joao Nogueira
Vivo Sonhando Tom Jobim
I concentrate on you Cole Porter
Night and day Cole Porter
Speak no evil Wayne Shorter
Footprints Wayne Shorter
Overjoy Steve Wonder
Estate Bruno Martino
Saudade fez um samba Carlos Lyra
Summer samba Marcos valle
Maracangalha Dorival Caymmi
A vizinha do lado Dorival Caymmi
Voce Carlos Lyra
Aqui oh! Toninho Horta
Zamba bem Marcu Ribas
Que pena Jorge Ben
Flor e espinho Nelson Cavaquinho
Insensatez Tom Jobim
Pra dizer Adeus Edu lobo
Amazonas Joao Donato
Nua ideia Joao Donato
Estamos ai Durval Ferreira
Vera Cruz Milton Nascimento
Serrado Djavan Beiral
Djavan Xodo Luiz Gonzaga
Tive Razao Seu Jorge

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)