Nelson Faria




One of the most important musicians in Brazil, Nelson Faria has released 12 CDs, 6 books (2 in the EUA, Japan and Italy), one DVD w/ NOSSO TRIO and one Video-lesson “Toques de Mestre” He has also recorded as guitar player and/or arranger or producer on over 200 CDs by Brazilian and international artists.

He has performed in more then 30 different countries and has worked with artists like João Bosco, Till Broenner, Ivan Lins, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Milton Nascimento, Lars Jansson,  Paulo Moura, Leila Pinheiro, Leny Andrade, Wagner Tiso among others.

Nelson Faria taught for 12 years at the Universidade Estácio de Sá (Brazil) and in 2010 he moved to Sweden working as a guest professor at Örebro University.

He has taught clinics at the Berklee College of Music (USA), IAJE (USA); University of Southern California, San Francisco State University, GIT (USA), Göteborgs Universitet, (Sweden) Manhattan School of Music (USA), Codarts Conservatory (NL), Amsterdam Conservatory (NL), Malmo Universitet (Sweden), KMH (Sweden) and others.

In 2001 he joined the BMI Jazz workshops studying with Manny Albam, Jim McNeely and Michael Abene.

He has worked as arranger for The Orquestra Jazz Sinfonica (SP), KMH Jazz Orchestra (Sweden), CODARTS Jazz Orchestra (NL), Orquestra Bons Fluidos, UMO Jazz Orchestra (Finland), Hr-Bigband (Germany), Frost Jazz Orchestra (USA), Amsterdam Conservatory Big Band and others.

CD “Na esquina de Mestre Mignone” w/ Cellist Gustavo tavaresNa_esquina_de_mestre_mignone_2.html