Claudio Celso

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Claudio Celso
Born (1955-08-04)August 4, 1955
São Paulo, Brazil
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Years active 1972–present
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Website claudiocelso.com

Claudio Celso (born August 4, 1955) is a Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger.[1] His work includes jazz, bossa nova and Brazilian popular music.[1][2][3] He was listed in the world's top 100 guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine in Brazil.[4]

Early years[edit]

Claudio Celso was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He began playing guitar at the age of four.[5] He initially studied classical guitar and then learned bossa nova and jazz with guitarist/composer Paulinho Nogueira and also with his father, Nilson M. Celso, who was an early electric guitarist in Brazil.[5]

Performer[edit]

Celso is known for impeccable technique and deep jazz roots[6][7][8] and for his breadth of experience.[5][9] His career has included working with the Brazilian instrumental ensemble Zimbo Trio for over two years.[5] He accompanied major popular artists with the Tupi Television Orchestra while in his hometown, São Paulo.[10] From 1978 until 1985 he was based in New York City and worked with numerous well-known jazz icons and producers Teo Macero, Creed Taylor, Roy Cicala and Eumir Deodato.[1][5] He studied composition and arranging with Don Sebesky while in New York.[5][10] He has subsequently worked internationally with numerous renowned musicians and has been playing in music clubs, concert venues and jazz festivals.[5][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Presently, Claudio is rehearsing a brand-new composition - Suite “Axis Mundi” - with Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Santos (Brazil) – a concert designed for electric guitar and orchestra. This project unites both classical and contemporary music in an effort to revitalize passion and interest for symphonic instruments in young audiences all around the world.[5]

Other[edit]

In addition to his career as a performer, Claudio does guitar clinics and writes articles for Guitar Player Magazine.[18] He has taught extensively in his own country and internationally, published a Jazz Guitar instructional video, and mentored Brazilian guitar stars.

He frequently gives newspaper, magazine, radio and TV interviews, including an acclaimed interview with Guitarra Cover Magazine.[19] His 2007 appearance on Programa do Jô, the popular TV talk show in Brazil, was followed by 4.6 million viewers.[20]

In 2014, under the Rouanet Law, which allows tax payers (both persons and corporations) to make donations or sponsorships to cultural projects and get tax exemption,[21] he received a grant from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture for a project which includes concerts and worskshops throughout Brazil, and the recording of two new CDs.[22]

Discography[edit]

His recordings include:[23]

  • (2013) Turno di Notte (Francesco Lattanzi) DC Records/Italy – CD
  • (2010) The Music of Claudio Celso (Claudio Celso) - Reverbnation - CD
  • (2010) Surf Life (Claudio Celso) – CDBaby - CD
  • (2009) Sambatuque (Salaberry) - Tum Tum Home Music - CD[24]
  • (2006) Swell – A Brazilian Cool Jazz Experience (Claudio Celso) - Maritaca – CD
  • (2005) Vida de Artista (Paulo Freire) - Vai Ouvindo - CD[25]
  • (1998) Amazon Moon - The Music of Mike Stoller (Guilherme Vergueiro) - CD
  • (1998) Padre Pio (Giacomo Piraino) – Boca Raton/Florida – CD
  • (1998) Brazilian Jazz by Claudio Celso (Claudio Celso) - Universal Music - CD
  • (1992) Raul Seixas – O Início, o Fim e o Meio (various artists) – Epic/Sony Music - CD
  • (1991) O Inferno é Fogo (Lobão) – BMG - LP
  • (1991) Lucky! (Sandra de Sá) - BMG Ariola – LP
  • (1990) Pepê (various artists) – Fonobrás – LP
  • (1990) A Girl from Ipanema (Ana France) - Yamaha Jazz - LP[26]
  • (1989) Mais (Marisa Monte) – video
  • (1989) Pé de Boi: Power Samba Band (Guilherme Franco) - Arcadia - LP[27]
  • (1986) Vania Bastos (Vania Bastos) - Bom Tempo/Copacabana – LP
  • (1986) Intelligence (Intelligence) – RCA – LP
  • (1984) Red on Red (Claudio Roditi) - Greene St Records – LP
  • (1982) The Brazilian Beat of Guanabara - Baystate Records - LP
  • (1981) Jewel Eyes (Frank Ferrucci) – Wren Records - LP
  • (1980) Elegia (Lloyd McNeill) - Baobab Records Co. - LP

Compositions[edit]

Compositions include:[28]

LP The Brazilian Beat of Guanabara

LP Intelligence[30]

  • "Explode Alegria" (w/Simbas)
  • "Homem do Fogo" (w/ Pedro & Albino Infantozzi, Simbas and Glauco Guerin)
  • "Manhê” (w/ Simbas, Pedro Infantozzi and Albino Infantozzi)
  • "Quero Ficar na Cidade” (w/ Kim Milford)
  • "Rádio” (w/ David Musser)
  • "Saudade de Você" (w/Simbas)
  • "Sonho Louco” (w/ Pedro Infantozzi and Simbas)
  • "Você Está Sempre em Mim” (w/ Kim Milford and Simbas)

CD Brazilian Jazz by Claudio Celso[31]

  • "Ascension"
  • "Children"
  • "Jungle Beat"
  • "Raga"
  • "Song for Anita"
  • "Sus"

CD Swell - A Brazilian Cool Jazz Experience[32]

  • "Delfina"
  • "Hades"
  • "Liana's Waltz”
  • "Presente para Deisy"
  • "Song for Anita"
  • "Swell"
  • "Tomatoes"
  • "Tudo Azul em Monicaland"

CD Surf Life[33]

  • "Ascension"
  • "Back in the Water"
  • "Balloneh"
  • "Beach Break"
  • "High Tide"
  • "Hope"
  • "Koalytha´s Dream"
  • "Panda the Fairy"
  • "What a Day"

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Revista Guitar Player". guitarplayer/uol.com.br. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Músicos do Brasil: Uma Enciclopédia Instrumental (Brazilian Musicians: An Instrumental Encyclopedia)". musicosdobrasil.com.br. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Guitar Player". guitarplayer.uol.com.br. 2006. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CLAUDIOCELSO Claudio Celso biography at CD Baby
  6. ^ "Claudio Celso - "Swell A Brazilian Cool Jazz Experience" por: Música Brasileira Independente, 25.07.2006". maritaca.art.br. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jewel Eyes 2009 Baioca Records". ferruccimusic.com/. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Paradise This Week Newspaper, Key West, Florida: Jazz/rock guitar sensation Celso rocks Virgilio´s, August 2004"
  9. ^ "Borders News & Local Events, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 2001"
  10. ^ a b "Musician Profile:Claudio Celso". All About Jazz. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ O´Hara´s Jazz Club Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 11, November 1998 "Brazilian Guitarist Claudio Celso - CD Release Party at O´Hara´s Hollywood on Friday, November 13 at 5 pm"
  12. ^ "Almasurf". almasurf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ "3º Joinville Jazz Festival começa no dia 23 de junho". maritaca.art.br. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Gina Martell, Love 94 Jazz Radio Newsletter, Miami, Florida, Nov 1998"
  15. ^ Martins, Eugenio (Sep 21, 2012). "Cláudio Celso reúne banda de jovens virtuoses e apresenta seu PopFunkJazzFusionBrasil no Sesc Santos". mannishblog.blogspot.ca. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cláudio Celso faz show no Teatro Guarany, em Santos". globotv.globo.com. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Claudio Celso Quarteto:21:30@Na Roda@Bourbon Street". uiadiario.com.braccessdate=September 1st, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Maritaca". maritaca.com.br. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Guitarra Cover Magazine (Brazil), Issue 145, January 2007"
  20. ^ "Programa do Jô". globotv.globo.com. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  21. ^ "The Law Rouanet". v-brazil.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  22. ^ Ministério da Cultura, Project No.131214, Process 140000.392120/13-15, CNPJ 14.240.073/0001-65 Project Name: Claudio Celso Quartet
  23. ^ "Discografia at Cravo Albin". dicionariompb.com.br. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jazz Station - Arnaldo Desouteiro's Blog (Jazz, Bossa & Beyond)". jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.ca. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Vida de Artista - Artist:Paulo Freire, 2005". maritaca.art.br. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Discography of Haroldo Mauro Jr". hmauro.com/discography.html. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Arcadia Records". view.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Obra at Cravo Albin". dicionariompb.com.br (Cravo Albin Dictionary of Brazilian Pop Music). Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Guanabara Featuring Shunzo Ono & Nana Vasconcelos – The Brazilian Beat Of Guanabara". discogs.com. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Discos Diversão". discosdiversao.blogspot.ca. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  31. ^ "iTunes Preview". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Claudio Celso CD Swell". maritaca.art.br. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Surf Life by Claudio Celso". cdbaby.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 

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