Manoel Vieira is a jazz and classical composer and pianist. He is known for his versatility, versatility and artistic plurality. Holds a PhD in jazz piano from Laval University in Canada and a master’s degree in classical piano from the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. His musical training produces an enriching combination where classical piano and jazz piano meet. In the classical sphere, he has performed several solo recitals as well as concerts with symphony orchestras in Brazil, performing great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Gershwin, among others. In the field of jazz, he has been in charge of several musical projects including the Manoel Vieira Trio, a project of original compositions with choro and jazz as main influences. He regularly works as a pianist, arranger and music producer with several artists and jazz groups in Canada and Brazil. He has participated in several music festivals, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Quebec International Jazz Festival and the Rimouski International Jazz Festival. His last album entitled Rhizome, selected for the Latin Grammy, was considered the jazz album of the year 2020 by the critics of the website "sortieJazznight.com". Manoel Vieira works regularly in several music schools in Quebec and as a professor at the University of Montreal.
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