Bossa Nova, Samba And Brazilian Jazz Band
Mario is a London-based Bossa Nova, Samba And Brazilian Jazz guitar player that has over ten years of professional experience. He is a graduate of the Free University of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Whilst there he studied with musicians such as: Olmir Stocker, Roberto Sion and Roberto Bomilcar (pianist who played with Frank Sinatra during his visit to Brazil).
Mario has worked alongside the trombonist Itacir Bocato, guitarist Renato Consorte, and other big names from the São Paulo music scene.
His study focusses on the development of an instrumental music repertoire; inspired by the greats of Jazz and Bossa Nova.
In addition to developing new arrangements of music by enshrined Brazilian artists as Tom Jobim, Paulo Moura, and João Donato, in recent years he has been focussing to reinterpretations of Samba Jazz – a music that emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the 50s and was pioneered by musicians like Luiz Eça, Tamba Trio, Edson Machado, among others.
Their repertoire was based on Brazilian standards with more sophisticated harmonies, inspired on the post-Bossa Nova movement.
Recently, he travelled to Europe to expand his research, and since moving to London, he has been performing hip Brazilian Jazz music.
Apart from performing as a solo musician, Mario is also available as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet, upon request.
Deixa by Baden Powell
Triste by Tom Jobim
Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema) by Tom Jobim
Desafinado (Off key) by Tom Jobim
Maricotinha by Dorival Caymmi
Samba de uma nota (One note samba) só by Tom Jobim
O morro não tem vez by Tom Jobim
Mas que nada by Jorge Ben
Fotografia (Photograph) by Tom Jobim
Bebê by Hermeto Pascoal
Fica mal com Deus by Geraldo Vandre
Maçã do rosto by Djavan
Maria das Mercedes by Djavan
ISó danço samba (Jazz’n’samba) by Tom Jobim
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of quiet stars) by Tom Jobim
Inutil paisagem (Useless landscapes) by tom Jobim
Modinha by Tom Jobim
Afrosambas by Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim
Imbola bola by Djavan
Asa branca by Luiz Gonzaga
Água de beber (Water to drink) by Tom Jobim
São Salvador by Dorival Caymmi
Boneco loco by Mario Bakuna
Vera by Mario Bakuna
Influência do jazz by Carlos Lyra
Ponteio by Edu Lobo
Nego maluco by Edu lobo
Batendo a porta by João Nogueira
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) by Tom Jobim
I concentrate on you by Cole Porter
Night and day by Cole Porter
Speak no evil by Wayne Shorter
Footprints by Wayne Shorter
Overjoy by Steve Wonder
Estate by Bruno Martino
Saudade fez um samba by Carlos Lyra
Summer samba by Marcos valle
Maracangalha by Dorival Caymmi
A vizinha do lado by Dorival Caymmi
Você by Carlos Lyra
Ela é carioca (She’s Carioca) by Tom Jobim
Aqui, oh! by Toninho Horta
Zâmba bem by Marcu Ribas
Que pena by Jorge Ben
Flor e espinho by Nelson Cavaquinho
Insensatez (How insensitive) by Tom Jobim
Pra dizer Adeus by Edu lobo
A rã by João Donato
Amazonas by João Donato
Nua idéia by João Donato
Estamos aí by Durval Ferreira
Vera Cruz by Milton Nascimento
Serrado by Djavan Beiral
Djavan Xodo by Luiz Gonzaga
Tive Razão by Seu Jorge