|Born||April 7, 1982|
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, guitarist, accordionist|
|Awards||APCA Award (2014)|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, accordion|
|Associated acts||Chico César, Vanessa da Mata, Arnaldo Antunes, Erasmo Carlos, Da Lata, José Miguel Wisnik, Luiz Tatit, Tulipa Ruiz|
Marcelo Jeneci (born April 7, 1982), also known mononymously as Jeneci, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist and accordionist. He was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best MPB Album in 2014 for De Graça. In the same year, he received the APCA Award for "Best Composer".
Jeneci was born in the Guaianases district of São Paulo on April 7, 1982. He had his first music lessons with his father, who worked as a repairman for musical instruments, and began his career in 2000 as an accordionist for singer Chico César's live band. He was also a backing musician for Arnaldo Antunes and Erasmo Carlos. His first success as a composer came in 2008 with "Amado", a collaboration with Vanessa da Mata which was included in the soundtrack of Rede Globo's telenovela A Favorita.
He co-wrote songs alongside Arnaldo Antunes, Zé Miguel Wisnik and Luiz Tatit, and was also a collaborator for British duo Da Lata. His debut album, Feito pra Acabar, came out in 2010 and had a positive reception. His songs continued to be featured in Rede Globo's telenovelas, such as "Quarto de Dormir" (in Lado a Lado, 2012), Feito pra Acabar (in Flor do Caribe, 2013), Um de Nós (in Em Família, 2014) and "Veja (Margarida)", a Vital Farias cover (in Velho Chico, 2016). His second album, De Graça, came out in 2013.
References in popular culture
|2010||Feito pra Acabar
- Marcelo Jeneci. Teatro Castro Alves
- Após um doloroso processo de reconstrução, Marcelo Jeneci lança novo disco e redescobre os prazeres mais simples da vida. Rolling Stone. 84th issue – September 2013
- Marcelo Jeneci: "Fiz o disco que sonhava!". Rádio Cultura, September 25, 2012
- Marcelo Jeneci faz clipe e documentário no interior de Pernambuco. Último Segundo – iG, August 23, 2011
- Jeneci e o amor de graça. Noize, October 1, 2014
- Marcelo Jeneci: A música digital ainda nem faz cócega no meu bolso. O Estado de S.Paulo, June 1, 2014
- Tulipa Ruiz e Marcelo Jeneci lançam música e anunciam shows juntos. G1, 15 de dezembro de 2015