César Camargo Mariano

César Camargo Mariano



César Camargo Mariano is a renowned Brazilian musician, composer, arranger, and producer. Born in 1948 in the city of São Paulo, he is widely considered one of the most influential figures in Brazilian music.

Mariano’s father was a radio technician and his mother was a pianist, and it was through them that he had his first contact with music. At the age of 8, he was already playing the piano and by the age of 12, he was already composing.

At 17, Mariano left his hometown to study music in Rio de Janeiro, where he met and began collaborating with renowned Brazilian musicians such as Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil. In 1971, he released his first album, “César Camargo Mariano e Sambalanço Trio”, which was a great success.

Over the course of his career, Mariano has released over twenty albums and worked with some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Jorge Ben Jor, Maria Bethânia, Djavan, and Milton Nascimento. He has also been involved in the production of many albums, including those of Elis Regina, Zizi Possi, and Maria Rita.

Mariano has also composed numerous soundtracks for Brazilian films and television series. His most famous soundtrack is for the movie “Bye Bye Brasil”, which was released in 1979. He has also composed for other films, such as “Orfeu”, “Cidade de Deus”, and “O Quatrilho”.

Throughout his career, Mariano has won several awards, including a Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album (2002) and a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album (2009). He has also been the recipient of various prizes from the Brazilian Academy of Music and the Ministry of Culture.

Mariano’s musical style is a mix of jazz, samba, and bossa nova. He is also known for his skillful use of electronics in his work. Mariano is a renowned figure in the music industry and his influence is felt throughout Brazil. He is highly respected for his talent and his ability to create a unique sound that is unmistakably Brazilian.

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