Fernando Paiva MPB Trio
feat Daniela Procopio & Ricardo Fiuza
This incredible brazilian Trio with the great singer Daniela Procopio and the sensational pianist Ricardo Fiuza is dedicated to playing the best in Brazilian music through all styles, colors and rhythms of Brazil.
A show with vibrant performances and great interaction with the audience.
Born in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Ricardo Fiúza began his musical journey at an early age influenced by his father, a music lover who introduced him to jazz and Brazilian Music through his vast record collection. He started his musical studies at "Música de Minas", a music school dedicated to the teaching of Brazilian Music, founded by the great Milton Nascimento.
Later on, supported by his father, he relocated to Los Angeles,USA where he studied with jazz teacher Carl Schroeder and keyboard virtuoso Scott Kinsey and played many gigs around the Los Angeles area. He also lived and studied in New York City, where he took lessons with Miles Davis Music Director Adam Holzman while playing gigs around town.
Back in Brazil, he played and recorded with renowned artists such as Toninho Horta, Flávio Venturini, Milton Nascimento, Juarez Moreira, producer Liminha, Ed Motta and many others. He also played with the famous pop singer Fernanda Abreu with whom he performed for 10 years in concerts throughout Brazil, USA and Europe including The Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 2006 he was part of Rudi Berger`s "Three World Band" playing in clubs and festivals in England, Austria (at Joe Zawinul`s Birdland), Slovakia, Czech Republic, Latvia and Macedonia, sharing the stage with jazz greats John Scofield, Brian Auger and Ornette Coleman.
Since 2007 he has been touring around Europe with his own trio (with bassist/drummer Mauro Martins and bassist Thomas Rotter) and as a member of Brazilian sax player Cleber Alves Quartet, Zélia Fonseca Group, Viviane de Farias's Diamond Land (a tribute to the music of Minas Gerais), Nice Brasil and many others.