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Romero Lubambo

Romero Lubambo’s facility, creativity and energy are in a class all their own. These are the words of the magazine “Jazziz”, but it is only one of the many testimonies of respect for the Brazilian guitarist from the music world. Lubambo moved to New York in 1985 and entered the most important jazz community in […]
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Romero Lubambo’s facility, creativity and energy are in a class all their own. These are the words of the magazine “Jazziz”, but it is only one of the many testimonies of respect for the Brazilian guitarist from the music world.

Lubambo moved to New York in 1985 and entered the most important jazz community in the world. He brought the rhythms, melodies and sounds of Brazil’s great musical culture to the USA and merged them with the jazz language. Lubambo quickly established himself as a “first call” session and touring guitarist for different artists and projects. He is an eclectic musician who is comfortable in any musical setting. He has been working intensively with Dianne Reeves and both are part of the project that Umbria Jazz dedicates to Burt Bacharach’s songs. Besides her, his list of collaborations is impressive: Angélique Kidjo, Michael Brecker, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathleen Battle, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Gal Costa, Kurt Elling, Kenny Barron, Ivan Lins, Paquito D’Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Gato Barbieri, Leny Andrade, James Carter, and many more. In addition, he has been playing with his stable band “Trio da Paz” for about thirty years.