Nelson Faria

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Nelson Faria
Born (1963-03-23) March 23, 1963 (age 55)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Genres Jazz, Brazilian jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Website www.nelsonfaria.com

Nelson Faria, born March 23, 1963 in Belo Horizonte, is a Brazilian guitarist.

Study and teaching[edit]

Faria studied with guitarists Joe Diorio, Frank Gambale, Ted Greene, Scott Henderson, and Joe Pass at the Guitar Institute of Technology in California. He has led workshops in Brazil and the U.S., and written several guitar instruction books.

Performance career[edit]

Faria has performed and recorded with Nico Assumpção, João Bosco, Nana Caymmi, Zélia Duncan, Cássia Eller, Toninho Horta, Edu Lobo, Paulo Moura, Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro, Carol Saboya, Marcos Suzano, Dan Costa (composer) and Wagner Tiso.[1]

He has played at the most important jazz festivals around the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Discography[edit]

  • Ioiô (Perfil, 1993)
  • Beatles, um tributo Brasileiro (1998)
  • Janelas Abertas (Lumiar Discos, 1999)
  • Tres/Three (self-release, 2000)
  • Nelson Faria (self-release, 2003)
  • Vento Bravo (self-release, 2005)
  • Buxixo with Gilson Peranzzetta (Delira, 2009)
  • Leila Pinheiro, Banda Pequi e Nelson Faria (UFG, 2010)
  • Nelson Faria & Frankfurt Radio Big Band Live in Frankfurt (2011)
  • Céu e mar (Far Out, 2012)
  • Na esquina de Mestre Mignone with Gustavo Tavares (2012)[2]

DVDs[edit]

  • Toques de Mestre (Giannini SA, 1990)
  • Nosso Trio Live (Delira, 2006)

Books[edit]

  • A Arte da Improvisação (Lumiar Editora, 1991)
  • The Brazilian Guitar Book (Sher Music, 1996)
  • Escalas, Arpejos e Acordes para violao e guitarra (Lumiar Editora, 1999)
  • Inside the Brazilian Rhythm Section (Sher Music, 2002)
  • Toque Junto Bossa Nova (Lumiar Editora, 2008)
  • Harmonia Aplicada ao Violão e à Guitarra (Vitale, 2010)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neder, Alvaro. "Nelson Faria". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Release". www.nelsonfaria.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017.