About

Winner of the II BDMG Instrumental Music Award, in the composer category, Edu Negrão, guitarist and arranger, is dedicated to Brazilian instrumental music.

There are 3 discs released as an author:

"Tempo Bom" (2002), with musicians from Minas Gerais, Toninho Horta, Nivaldo Ornelas, Yuri Popoff, Neném and Juarez Moreira, a work released by the New York label, Apria Records;

"Vem Ver" (2005), nominated for GRAMMY Latino, recorded in Rio de Janeiro, with the participation of Cariocas, Zeca Assumpção, Gilson Peranzetta, Carlos Malta, Paulo Russo, Mamão and Marcio Bahia.

And the third work, by Tratore, “Verdenovo" (2009), with the paulistas, Benjamim Taubkin, Teco Cardoso, João Parahyba, Nenê and Toninho Ferragutti.

The guitarist stands out for his approach, called hybrid technique, in which he uses the pick to make the melody and the fingers to make the accompaniment and also for his precision and energy, which are highlighted by the warm and contagious sonority and his extremely clean tone. 

Negrão's education comes from childhood, when he borrowed his cousin's guitar and never returned it. He studied at the Artistic Education Foundation of Minas Gerais, at the Berklee School of Music, Boston, and at IG & T / SP. Also very important for the musician's formation, the maestro Eduardo Ribeiro, and the guitarists Celso Moreira and Mozart Mello.

The guitarist performs regularly in trio and quintet in Brazil, São Paulo, Rio and Minas Gerais, and in NY and Rome. Among some: Sesc Pompeia (Silver of the house); Jazz of the Funds; Museum of the Brazilian House; Ao Vivo Music (where he played 10 years); Vergueiro Cultural Center (Paulistanas Guitars); Teatro Isabella Hendrix, as winner of the BDMG award; Guaramiranga Jazz and Blues Festival; I Jazz Festival of Café com Letras; Utopian Carpentry; Petra Jazz Festival in Ilhabela; Jazz with all the lyrics in BH; Gregory's (It); La Palma (It); Broadcaster Ray Uno (It), among other spaces.