Musician credits from the Bossa Negra album:

(Names in Brackets next to the musicians are the artists that they are associated, recorded, performed or recorded with).

 

Producers

Howard Lee

Sérgio Luiz Brandão (Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Paquito D'Rivera) 

Grammy Winner

  • Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album 2006

 

Arrangers

Gil Goldstein -  Multiple Grammy winner with credits including Miles Davis, Sting, Paul Simon, Michael Brecker, Quincy Jones and many more.

Marco Brito (Currently with the Ivan Lins band & has won 2 Latin Grammys for ALBUM OF THE YEAR & Best MPB album”).

Luiz Brasil (Regularly works with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa) 

  • Won Latin Grammy for “Best Brazilian Rock Album” 2002

Renato Fonseca (keyboardist/guitarist with Djavan) 

  • Won Latin Grammy for “Best Brazilian Song” 2000

Sérgio Luiz Brandão

  • Won Latin Grammy with Sergio Mendes for “Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album” 2006

Howard Lee 

 

Vocalists

Jacqueline Gawler – 2 time ARIA nominee with the acclaimed Australian acapella group “Coco’s Lunch”.

Joanna Dong – “Singapore Idol finalist”, winner of the “Star Hunter” award and acclaimed vocalist in both jazz in music theatre

Jorge VerciloLatin Grammy Winner 2005 for ALBUM OF THE YEAR with Ivan Lins & Grammy nominee 2009 for “Best Brazilian pop album”. info: http://www.jorgevercillo.com.br/

Evandro Mesquita – Brazilian Rock pioneer 

Tia Surica – Muse of Portela Samba school - http://www.answers.com/topic/tia-surica

Eliane Faria – daughter of legendary composer Paulinho da Viola.

Tia Ray 袁婭維 - finalist on “The Voice of China” & “Star of China” (中國好聲音, 中國之星) from the PRC.

 

Musicians

Percussion - Armando Marcal (Pat Metheny, Joao Bosco, Paul Simon) Grammy winner

  • Best Contemporary Jazz Performance 1994 
  • Best Jazz Fusion Performance 1990 
  • Best Jazz Fusion Performance 1989 
  • Best Jazz Fusion Performance 1988

Percussion - Marco Lobo (Milton Nascimento, Sérgio Mendes, Djavan, Billy Cobham) Grammy winner & nominee

  • Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album 2011 – winner 
  • Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album 2000 - winner 
  • Best Engineered Album 2001– nominee 
  • Best World Music Album 2002  – nominee

Piano/Keyboards - Marco Brito (Ivan Lins) Latin Grammy winner

  • Album of the year 2005 
  • Best MPB album 2005 

Guitar - João Castilho (Djavan, Simone) Grammy Winner

  • Best Brazilian Song 2000

Guitar - Romero Lubambo (Astrud Gilberto, Michael Brecker, Al Jarreau)

Bass - Sergio Brandao Grammy Winner

  • Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album 2006

Trumpet - Jesse Sadoc (Joao Bosco) Latin Grammy Winner

Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album 2001 – winner

Album Of The Year 2003 - nominee

Sax - Marcelo Martins (Joao Bosco) Grammy Winner

Best Brazilian Song 2000 - winner

Album Of The Year 2003 – nominee

Trombone - Aldivas Ayres (Joao Bosco) 

Didgeridoo – William Barton

Saxophone - Paulo Levi (Bebel Gilberto, Joao Bosco)

Piano/Keyboards - Renato Fonseca (Djavan) Grammy Winner

  • Best Brazilian Song 2000

Percussion - Cassio Cunha (Alceu Valena, Nana Caymmi)

Guitar - Luiz Brasil Grammy Winner

  • Best Brazilian Rock Album 2002

Drums – Pantico Rocha (Lenine) 

Drums - Cesinha (Caetano Veloso)

Drums - João Viana (Djavan’s Son)

Drums - Cassio Cunha (Alceu Valença, Ivan Lins, Joao Donato)

Viola - Louise Schulman

Violin - Joyce Hermann

Cello - Richard Locker

Cello - Anja Wood

Violin - Molly Fletcher

Erhu/Gehu - Wang Guowei 王國偉 (Ornette Coleman, Yo Yo Ma, Kenny Garrett)