Zé Nogueira

Ze Nogueira studied at the State University of Rio de Janeiro as well as at the Berklee College of Music. He was a saxophonist for the play Gota d’Agua (Chico Buarque) in 1975. Later, he participated in Buarque’s Opera do Malandro, and Rei de Ramos. Nogueira was a sideman and performed alongside the best Brazilian musicians, as he was a member the Banda Zil. He has experience at international festivals such as Varadero (Cuba), Montreux, Switzerland, New York, and Japan. After already having 20 years of experience, his first solo album, Disfarca e Chora was released in 1995. He had been nominated for Sharp’s Best Instrumental Album award. He was a mainstay at the Free Jazz Festival the following year. Nogueira co-wrote the soundtrack to Faca de Dois Gumes with Victor Biglione, and in 2001, he was a prominent participant in Ouro Negro as a tribute Moacir Santos. Allmusic

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