Nelson Faria, one of the best guitarists of his generation, recorded and performed with some of Brazil's biggest artists, like Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, C+íssia Eller, Nana Caymmi, Z+¬lia Duncan, Jo+úo Bosco, Wagner Tiso, and Toninho Horta, among others. Faria worked with Leila Pinheiro on the show [RoviLink="VW"]Na Ponta da L+¡ngua, with Paulo Moura's septet on the show [RoviLink="VW"]Rapsody in Bossa, and with Baby Do Brasil on her show [RoviLink="VW"]Ac+¦stico. He released his first solo CD in 1993, Ioi+¦ (Perfil Musical). With Jos+¬ Namen, Marcos Suzano, and Boror+¦, Faria recorded Beatles, Um Tributo Brasileiro. He recorded Janelas Abertas with Carol Saboya and Tr+¬s/Three with Nico Assump+º+úo and Lincoln Chieb. With Nico Assump+º+úo, Carlos Malta, and Lincoln Cheib, he formed the group Ninho de Vespas. Faria studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology (Hollywood, CA) with Joe Diorio, Joe Pass, Scott Henderson, and Frank Gambale for one year, taking contemporary harmony and guitar classes with Ted Greene. He has developed music workshops throughout Brazil and the U.S., having recorded the first videoclass produced in Brazil for Giannini Instruments, [RoviLink="VW"]Toque de Mestre, as well as the video [RoviLink="VW"]Ginga Brasileira with Ant+¦nio Adolfo, released abroad as [RoviLink="VW"]Secrets of Brazilian Music. Faria also wrote the books [RoviLink="BW"]A Arte da Improvisa+º+úo (Lumiar Editora) and [RoviLink="BW"]The Brazilian Guitar Book (Sher Music Co.). ~ Alvaro NederPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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