BIO

Tabajara Belo is one of the outstanding Brazilian musicians of his generation. He has made a name for himself as a virtuoso guitar soloist, composer and arranger. He blends his concert programs with classical, Brazilian popular/folk and jazz music. Along with his solo career, Tabajara has colaborated with several prestigious artists throughout Brazil, including Wagner Tiso, Claudio Nucci, Paulo Bellinati, Marina Machado, Déa Trancoso, Marcus Viana, Vander Lee, Paula Santoro and Amaranto trio. He has appeared on numerous recordings including Tavinho Moura & Orquestra Sinfônica de Minas Gerais, in which he performs as a guest soloist with the orchestra.  Mr.Belo holds a Master's degree in Guitar Performance at the University of Arizona and a PhD in Composition at the University of Florida. He is a faculty member at the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto and has been constantly performing throughout Brazil, United States and Europe. His first solo album, released in 2007, presents arrangements for Brazilian popular themes and alternates guitar solo tracks and pieces for a trio format – guitar, bass and percussion. With flutist Bruno Pimenta he conceived his second CD – Suite Brasil - an interesting blend of improvised and written-out textures through Brazilian various genres. In 2011, was awarded by Guitar International Magazine as one of the featured guitarists of that year. In 2015, he was awarded with 2nd. place at the prestigious National Prize for Guitar Composition “Novas 3”.