Luciano was born into a musical family in rural Iretama, Parana, Brazil’s southern region. From this melodiously rich environment, he learned first how to sing with his mom, Luiza Maria. By age 14, he took the violo (acoustic guitar) as a self taught instrument, focusing his repertoire on Brazilian Folk and Bossa Nova (Brazilian Jazz) and continued his pursuit through the study of classical guitar at the age of 17. Luciano’s music journey next led him to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) where he received a bachelor’s degree in music performance. After successfully completing his education at UMKC, he relocated to Chicago where he has since established himself as a popular Brazilian Jazz Artist, having recently performed at the Jakarta International Jazz Festival and completed a mini-tour of Japan. Luciano collaborates with many great fellow artists and through his own project, continues to invigorate the Chicago Latin and Jazz scene. Make no mistake; Luciano has placed his stamp on the Brazilian music scene in Chicago. He also performs with Al Sur, A Cor Do Brasil, Evanston Orquestra de Samba, Som Brasil and as a soloist. Other recent engagements include opening performances for Caetano Veloso, Vinicius Cantuaria, Virginia Rodrigues, performances for the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events, The Democratic Convention of 2004, the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Summerdance and several commercial releases. Luciano also plays classical guitar for weddings, social events and private functions .Luciano's most recent accomplisment is the release of his debut album of original music "Vida De Artista - An Artist's Life". Luciano also plays classical guitar for weddings, social events and private functions.
What to Expect
Luciano Antonio gave a truly inspired performance at the Old Town School as part of the World Music Wednesday series. After performing on the stage of the Old Town School on a number of occasions supporting other bands and artists, it was Luciano’s moment to shine presenting his original material and arrangements. Backed by of many of Chicago’s finest musicians, Luciano assumed his place as a natural front man and served up a spectacular evening of music to a full house of rapt Brazilian music fans. The music swung effortlessly from Bossa Nova to Brazilian Jazz to Samba riding on Luciano’s melodious voice and infectious guitar grooves. The Luciano Antonio Project is a Chicago gem ready for export.
Mateo Mulcahy - Director of Events - The Old Town School of Folk Music
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Classical, Latin
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