I work hard on my music in a way that it speaks both to me and to others about my feelings and thoughts towards life experiences and life itself. I believe that in music, we can not restrain ourselves to only one of it branches, so I try to explore music by being an performer, composer, arranger and a producer. When I`m playing I often try to bring some of my Brazilian culture background to my sound, and that also applies to my writing projects. I think that the individual needs to investigate himself in a way that he can understand not only what he wants to be his voice, but also what is the voice that he was born with.
” I SEE MUSIC AS THE IDEAL MEDIUM OF EXPRESSION ”
Even though it requires paper (or computer data) to be noted and documented and it may require instruments to be played, ultimately all music needs is one person to sing it. Therefore I see music, as the most vital form of art, because music is what defines our identity as a country or culture or planet. To be able to add to that identity for the simple fact of playing your own ideas or writing your own music is mind-blowing and is something that inspires me.
Marcelo is a Brazilian electric and upright bass player. Graduate from Berklee College of music, , he focused his studies on Jazz and Fusion performance and music production. He was also able to study with great names like: Neal Smith, Tia Fuller, Dave Santoro, Jim Odgren, Ron Mahdi, Joe Carrier among others. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Marcelo moved to New York where he was able to work with various artists and further develop his music. Featured works include: Berklee Contemporary Orchestra at the Boston Symphony Orchestra Hall; Berklee World Strings Orchestra with Tigran Hamasyan; Recording with Kenny Werner and Peter Eldridge Lush Ballads Album; Performances with bands Flightsuit, Tender Beats, Stones in Pockets, Cindy Latin and Cindy Latin Big Band.
Marcelo has two albums under his name, first on being “Looking Ahead” where the music features his Brazilian background and South American rhythms.
And latest release “Boundless”, where Marcelo and his
trio can be heard performing modern and electric compositions where the bass is featured as a soloist and harmonic instrument.
Marcelo’s compositions aim to sound modern with the use of
electric instruments and effects but with elements from
traditional jazz such as improvisation and communication
between the musicians.