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José Menezes

Brazilian multi-instrumentalist José Menezes, also called Zé Menezes, got mixed up in local well-known music scene while taking part in Rio de Janeiro’s Continental quartet, playing along with Radamés Gnattali. He shortly began doing work for Tom Jobim and Emilio Santiago, among various other Brazilian performers. In 1955, José Menezes began functioning as an arranger for Garoto (delivered Aníbal Augusto Sardinha), afterwards, leading an organization known as Velhinhos Transviados, playing regional and international strikes, being granted in 1962 for greatest instrumental music group. On his recording Relendo Garoto, José Menezes honored Garoto’s music, quickly reuniting his greatest 1970s compositions on Chorinho in Concert. Municipality paid tribute towards the talented musician throughout a live show at José de Alencar theatre on Dec 16, 1997.

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