Rafael Gonçalves

Session Guitarist

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Brazilian guitarist, he works with recordings mainly in jazz and Brazilian music, and also as a teacher and researcher. He released the authorial CD Entre Amigos (2015), and has performed at festivals such as the Savassi Festival. He lived in Portugal and New York. He has played with Dudu Lima, Pro Música Jazz Orchestra, group Ponto de Partida.

Rafael Gonçalves is a Brazilian guitarist, acting as an interpreter, teacher and researcher. He holds a degree in Guitar and a Master's degree in Arts from UFJF, and he studied Guitar and Arrangement at Bituca – University of Popular Music. He released the authorial CD Entre Amigos (2015),with the participation of recognized musicians of Brazilian instrumental music, and has released recent authorial works. Has performed concerts in Brazil, Portugal and the United States. With his authorial work he has performed at festivals such as Caxambu Mais Jazz and Savassi Festival. Lived in Portugal for one year, studying at the University of Évora. Between 2019 and 2020 he resided a season in New York, developing academic research and playing with local musicians. He has played with several artists such as Dudu Lima, Estêvão Teixeira, Orquestra de Jazz Pró Música, grupo Ponto de Partida. He has teaching experience in universities, and works with recordings, concerts and teaches guitar classes.

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Thiago Miranda
    by Thiago Miranda

    Work with Rafael is always a wonderful experience! He is a criative and sensitive musician with lots of skills and it turns antes work very easy.

  2. Review by Betania Discacciati
    by Betania Discacciati

    Rafael is a great musician and professional. I contacted him just asking for a recording, and I found a musician with a lot of creativity. In addition to the recording I requested, we talked about and evaluated his suggestions. The result was incredible.
    I totally recommend working with Rafael for his commitment and professionalism.

  3. Review by Ming
    by Ming

    Rafael is a very professional and trustworthy musician. We have collaborated a few times and I love how responsible he is on every project. He composes creative guitar tracks and is very familiar with all the technical skills in editing, mixing, and recording.

Rafael Gonçalves - Voo Rasante (Flyby), live at Savassi Festival

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GenresSounds Like
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Pat Metheny
  • João Gilberto
Gear Highlights
  • Acoustic guitars (nylon and steel)
  • electric guitars
  • ukulele
  • electric bass
  • different microphones.
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