MARCELO MAGALHÃES PINTO
Marcelo Magalhães Pinto is from Belo Horizonte. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Music and graduated in 2003. In 2004, he joined Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, where he studied jazz. In France, from 2004 to 2006, he took several courses, studying at the Conservatoire National de Région de Nice. He played at the Closing Concert of the Year of Brazil in France, conducted by Francis Hime and featuring singers Olivia Hime, Sergio Santos, Leila Pinheiro, Zé Renato and Chico César. In 2009, he did his masters degree at UFMG. In 2009, he released by the label Karmim the album Paisagens de Minas, an authorial work that has been presented in important jazz festivals and featuring the composer Russel Ferrante (Yellowjackets). He completed his PhD in Jazz Piano from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester (USA) in 2015 and received the Marian McPartland Award.