Guilherme Franco

Guilherme Franco was born November 25, 1946 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a percussionist for the World fusion and jazz music genres. Franco has appeared on many jazz albums, including those of McCoy Tyner and Lonnie Liston Smith, Don Pullen, Woody Shaw, and Don Pullen. He was also a member Keith Jarrett’s “American Band” and Paul Winter’s Consort. He started a samba school and power samba band called “Pe De Boi” in NYC in 1981. This Brazilian term, which literally means “foot of bull”, is a Brazilian slang term. He began playing gigs in the NYC Underground scene of the 1980s, including with David Byrne (and David Johansen), among others. Franco was also employed by Richard Baratta, a long-time friend and drummer. He works in New York’s film industry. Franco is currently living in Sao Paulo Brazil, where he practices music for 14 hours per day. From Wikipedia

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