Romero Lubambo (born 1955) is a Brazilian jazz guitar player.
Romero Lubambo was born in Rio de Janeiro, and started learning classical piano at a very early age. At 13, he started learning the classical guitar, studying at the Villa-Lobos Music School. At the same time he studied engineering at PUC University in Rio de Janeiro.
Since 1985, he has lived in the USA and played and recorded with names as Astrud Gilberto, Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Al Jarreau, Kathleen Battle, Herbie Mann, Ivan Lins, Flora Purim e Airto, Paquito D’Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Grover Washington, Jr., Luciana Souza, Sergio Assad, Dave Douglas and Odair Assad, Leny Andrade e Cesar Camargo Mariano. Recently he has been playing with Trio da Paz. One of his most well-known and well-loved contributions is as the guitar/percussion near-orchestra he provides to Yo-yo Ma and Paquito D'Rivera on "Doce de Coco" on Ma's Apassionata CD; while the cello and clarinet answer each other seamlessly, the steady rhythm they seek, the bass, and the grace notes are all provided by Lubambo's fingering.
- Autonomia (1990) Visom
- Face to Face, with Weber Drummond (1993) GSP
- Shades of Rio, with Raphael Rabello (1993) CKY
- Two (1994) GSP
- Paraty (1997) Perfil Musical
- Lubambo (1999) Avant
- Duo, with César Camargo Mariano (2002) Trama
- Brazilian Routes (2002) Rob Digital
- Rio de Janeiro Underground (2003) Victor
- Romero Lubambo & Lica Cecato (2003) Sony
- Coisa Fina, with Leny Andrade (2003) Perfil Musical
- Softly (2006) MAXJAZZ
With Dizzy Gillespie
- Rhythmstick (1990)
With Herbie Mann
- Jasil Brazz (1987)
With Marisa Monte
- Mais (World Pacific, 1991)
With Roseanna Vitro
- Romero Lubambo's official web site
- The Lubambo Method - Romero's online music lessons in brazilian jazz guitar