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BRS Quartet

Marcus Teixeira is a guitarist and composer. As an arranger and/or musician, he has worked with icons of Brazilian music, such as: Rosa Passos, Leny Andrade, Eliane Elias, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Emilio Santiago, Gal Costa, Maria Rita, among others, which earned him 3 Grammy awards.

Celso de Almeida was influential in bringing Brazilian instrumental music around the world. He has performed as a side man, and he released a jazz samba CD that bears his name: Celso de Almeida Trio. In 2016, he was on the recording of “Time Out” by Brazilian singer Eliane Elias which won a Latin Grammy.

Paulo Paulelli has been a professional bass player for 15 years. As a multi-instrumental virtuoso and composer, he has performed at international jazz festivals accompanying renowned musicians such as Rosa Passos. In October 2009, Paulelli released his first self-titled album entitled “Insight Moments.”  As part of the Trio Corrente, along with Paquito D`Rivera, they released a CD entitled “Song for Maura” which won two Latin Jazz Grammys in 2013 and 2014.

Felipe Silveira is a pianist, teacher, arranger and composer, has been a professional musician for more than 15 years. He has acquired vast experience playing alongside musicians such as Hector Costita, Lito Robledo, Fernando Merlino, Thiago do Espírito Santo, Teco Cardoso, Toninho Ferragutti, Bruno Mangueira, Michel Leme, Cuca Teixeira, Idriss Boudrioua, among others.