Mauro Martins is a brazilian bassplayer and drummer from Curitiba. He grew up in a musical family playing percussion and guitar with his older brothers. He switched to the electric bass at the age of sixteen and would soon be playing with several bands in his home town. On December 1989 he was invited to play in Switzerland. He decided to settle down in Europe where he has been working ever since not only as a bass player but also as a drummer and composer on several live music projects and as an arranger as well in countless studio productions. Mauro Martins appeared in major festivals and music clubs in Europe, Asia, South Africa, Madagascar and Brazil such as the Free Jazz São Paulo, Montreux Jazz Festival, Olympia, New Morning and JVC Jazz Festival in Paris, Umbria Jazz, Capetown Jazz, Pataya Jazz, Blue Note NY, Birdland only to name a few. He collaborated with outstanding artists such as, Airto Moreira & Larry Coryell, Luis Eça, Toninho Horta, Phill Collins, Tania Maria, Sebastiao Tapajos, Raul de Souza, Chico Cesar, Richard Galliano, Gregoire Maret & Gene Lake, Marcia Maria, Rosinha de Valença, Jovino Santos Neto and Itibere Zwarg from Hermeto Paschoals band and many others.
Balakumbala – ein lebhaftes, vollmundiges Wort, wie es wohl nur die afro-brasilianische Kultur hervorbringen kann. Schon ohne Musik weckt es durch seinen Klang ein feines Rhythmusgefühl, macht den Zungenschlag zur Poesie.
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