Chico's musical career began at the age of seven.
Music was a constant in Chico's upbringing. His
earliest musical experience was in a rock 'n roll
group performing Beatles' songs. Later, while in
the Navy, he organized his own group playing in
Rio de Janeiro and abroad.
In 1987, Chico formed the Boulder/Denver-based
Pau Brazil Band performing Brazilian music.
Endowed with a sensitive voice and perfect diction,
Chico sounds provocative and strongly rhythmic.
Chico's vocal talent, supported by a magnificent
trio and a varied repertoire representing the
best of MPB composers, are perfect ingredients
for a perfect recording.
Although "Samba Groove" is Chico's first CD
with the Aloisio Aguiar Trio, Chico has performed
live with the trio on several occasions, which
attests to the cohesion of the combo and the
success of the CD.
(Reprinted with permission from Hagan Records)