Guitarist, mandolinist, composer, arranger. Born in Curitiba – Brazil in 1987, Eduardo Mercuri had his first contact with music very early, even in childhood, influenced by his father who is a big music fan, and at age 11 began playing the guitar, today’s graduate with a music education degree in music from FAP, also attended of taking classes and workshops with Vittor Santos, Osiel Fonseca, Oliver Pellet, Ronaldo of Mandolin, Daniel Santiago, Mick Goodrick, Bruce Bartlet, Steve Rochinski, among others. Eduardo leads the Jazz Cigano Quintet, a group that work on the musical genre played by Django Reinhardt, also integrates the world music groups Omundô and Bayaka, the Trio Receita de Samba which carries out work in the world of samba and choro and other Brazilian rhythms and the Eduardo Mercuri Quartet where there’s a mix of Brazilian rhythms with modern jazz textures. He has joined the Jazz Revelation Records Artist’s Line up and is currently living in Boston, attending to Berklee College of music and working on promoting his 1st solo CD, and the first CD of “Jazz Cigano Quinteto”.
“… Mercuri’s playing floats quietly, remembering the old virtuosos of the instrument, although with a fresh and totally Brazilian.” Cristiano Castilho – Gazeta do Povo.
“ In original compositions the guitarist and mandolinist Eduardo Mercuri flows with personality through Samba, Baião, Blues and Gypsy Jazz à la Django Reinhardt like in the irresistible “Tzigane Swing”. (L.L.) – O Globo Newspaper ”
Experience & Education
Recording Artist for Jazz Revelation RecordsFebruary 2012 to Present (about a year and a half)
Musician for Berklee Flute ChoirAugust 2011 to Present (over 2 years)
Guitarist in the Berklee Flute Choir, Directed by Wendy Rolfe.
Musician, Producer for Tumpats AudioMarch 2010 to Present (over 3 years)
Jingle and Audio Production Agency. http://www.tumpats.com.br/
Teacher, Instructor, Musician. for Concertos Didáticos sobre a MPB (Workshops + Concert about Brazilian Popular Music)July 2009 to July 2010 (about a year)
Musical Group that teaches history of the Brazilian music in schools in a concert + Workshop fashion. http://concertosmpb.blogspot.com/
BA in Performance at Berklee College of Music2011 to Present (Expected completion 2014)
BA in Music Education at FAP (Paraná College of Art)2005 to 2009 (4 years)