GUILHERME FRANCO

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Guilherme Franco was born November 25, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a percussionist in the jazz and World fusion music genres.

Franco has performed on the albums of many notable jazz musicians such as McCoy Tyner, Lonnie Liston Smith, Don Pullen and Woody Shaw. He was a member of Keith Jarrett's "American Band" and Paul Winter's Consort.

In 1981 he started a samba school in NYC and a power samba group called "Pe De Boi" (a Brazilian slang term for a good musician, literally meaning "foot of the bull"). As a result he began playing many gigs in the NYC underground scene of the 1980s with the likes of David Byrne and David Johansen among many others. Franco has also been employed by long time friend, drummer and cinema executive Richard Baratta to work in the film industry in New York.

Franco currently resides in São Paulo, Brazil and is said
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GUILHERME FRANCO Capoeira: Legendary Music Of Brazil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Capoeira: Legendary Music Of Brazil
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998

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