Singer and Composer
Marcos Ariel is in the forefront of the 90,s Brazilian musician. He is indefatigable as a pianist, flutist and composer, with his musical style purely “Carioca” (one who is a native of Rio de Janeiro) splashed with a passion for Classical and Jazz. As a player he is swift and precise transcending genuine warmth that can only be Marcos Ariel.
In his home of Rio de Janeiro, music flourished. His father encouraged him to listen and absorb the masters: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. He later developed an admiration for fellow countryman, Hermeto Pascoal and American contemporary Jazzman Chick Corea.
At tender age of seven he began studying piano and by 1971 he was studying flute in the School of Music of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra. He was also a professional actor with the Guanabara Youth Theatre, but eventually returning to music performing with a group of musicians and singers playing a Brazilian music style called “ Choro”.He also backed up such Brazilian greats Master Cartola, Roberto Gnatalli, Johnny Alf,Banda Black and many others.
Marcos Ariel recorded his first album in 1980 “Bambu” which was simultaneously released in France by Globo Records and England by wathmusic and Faroutrecordings.
After the success of Bambu,he released in Brazil and the USA the award-winning album Terra do Índio.
Terra do Índio was chosen by Jazziz Magazine as one of the best albums of Jazz. Then he received the trophy Brahma Extra Music Award revelation with the launch of his instrumental LP Brazilian Piano.