Biography

    Ademir Cândido, guitar player, composer and arranger was born in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, in 1956. An autoditact, Ademir started his career playing at dances and night clubs. He continued his career playing with well known musicians such as Leni Andrade, Hermeto Pascoal, Cezar Camargo, Paulo Moura and many others. He started playing several different styles of music such as choro, brazilian jazz, bossa nova, samba and jazz standards.

   Ademir's choros were inspired by the maestros Pixinguinha, Waldir Azevedo, Hermeto Pascoal and Radamés Gnattali. His compositions, never losing the essence of the traditional choro prolong its culture and at the same time give the choro a certain touch of modernity that comes from Ademir's jazz background. Ademir surprises with his virtuosity on both cavaquinho and guitar creating beautiful melodies with an unconfoundable rhythmic touch and exuberant solos.