April 29, 1951|
|Genres||Brazilian jazz, Latin music|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Labels||Gramavision, Transparent, Bar/None, EMI, E1, Naïve|
Born in the Amazonian city of Manaus, Cantuária grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to New York City in the mid-1990s. His career spans several zones of Brazilian music. He founded the Brazilian rock group O Terço in the 1970s, released six solo albums in Brazil in the 1980s that include his hit songs "Só Você" and "Lua e Estrela", and pioneered the world of neo-Brazilian music with his first international album Sol Na Cara in 1996.
Since moving to the United States, Cantuária has been a leading figure in the downtown New York jazz and contemporary music scenes. His albums have featured collaborations with Arto Lindsay, Bill Frisell, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Marc Ribot, David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and John Zorn.
- Vinícius Cantuária (1982)
- Gávea de Manhã (1983)
- Sutis Diferenças (1984)
- Siga-me (1985)
- Nu Brasil (1986)
- Rio Negro (1991)
- Sol Na Cara (Gramavision, 1996)
- Amor Brasileiro (1998)
- Tucumã (Verve/Polygram, 1999)
- Vinicius (Transparent, 2001)
- Live: Skirball Center (Kufala, 2003)
- Horse and Fish (Bar/None, 2004)
- Silva (Hannibal, 2005)
- Cymbals (Naïve, 2007)
- Samba Carioca (Naïve, 2009)
- Lágrimas Mexicanas (Naïve, 2011) with Bill Frisell
- Índio de Apartamento (Naïve, 2013)
- Vinícius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015)
- Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon produced by the Red Hot Organization (Bar/None, 1998) - "Luz de Candeeiro"
- Uri Caine: The Goldberg Variations (Winter & Winter, 2000)
- Sweetheart 2005: Love Songs (Hear Music, 2005) - "Inútil Paisagem"