List of Brazilian musicians


List of Brazilian musicians

A listing of well-known Brazilian Musicians classified by music type.

Classical

* José Maurício Nunes Garcia, (1767-1830), classical musician and composer
* Alberto Nepomuceno, (1864-1920), classical musician and composer
* Alexandre Levy, (1864-1892), classical musician and composer
* Elias Álvares Lobo (1834-1901), classical musician and composer
* Leopoldo Miguez, (1850-1902), classical musician and composer
* Camargo Guarnieri, (1907-1993), classical musician and composer
* Carlos Gomes, (1836-1896), classical musician and composer
* Francisco Mignone (1897-1986), classical composer and conductor
* Heitor Villa Lobos, (1887-1959), classical musician and composer
* Carlos Barbosa-Lima, (1944- ), classical musician, arranger and guitarist
* Cláudio Santoro, (1919-1989), classical musician and composer
* César Guerra-Peixe, (1914-1993), classical musician and composer
* Osvaldo Lacerda, (1927-alive), classical musician and composer
* Marlos Nobre, (1939-alive), classical musician and composer
* Mozart de Oliveira, (1974-alive), classical pianist and vocal coach
* José Carlos Amaral Vieira (1952-alive), classical musician, pianist and composer
* Roberto Baden-Powell, composer/song-writer

Choro

* Anibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto), (1915-1955) composer, guitar and banjo player
* Chiquinha Gonzaga, (1847-1935) conductor and composer
* Ernesto Nazareth, (1863-1934), composer
* Jacob do Bandolim, composer and musician
* Nonato Luiz, composer and musician
* Pixinguinha, composer and musician
* Waldir Azevedo, composer and musician
* Mu Carvalho, composer and pianist


= Bossa Nova =

* Antonio Carlos Jobim, (1927-1994), composer and pianist
* Astrud Gilberto, singer
* Baden Powell de Aquino, guitarist and composer
* Carlos Lyra, composer
* João Gilberto, guitarist, composer and singer
* Nara Leão, singer
* Ithamara Koorax, singer
* Roberto Menescal, singer
* Sergio Mendes, pianist and arranger
* Toquinho, guitarist, singer and composer
* Vinícius de Moraes, diplomat, poet, singer and composer
* Bebel Gilberto, singer
* Paulinho Nogueira, (1929-2003), classical musician, guitarist, and composer
* Maysa, (1936-1977), singer and composer
* Márcio Faraco, expatriate, singer, guitarist, composer
* Celso Fonseca, producer, singer, songwriter, guitarist
* Vinicius Cantuária, singer, songwriter, guitarist

Electronica

* Amon Tobin, producer and DJ
* DJ Marky, DJ
* DJ Patife, DJ
* Nery Bauer, Producer, Composer, DJ, Guitarist and Bass player
* DJ Dolores, Artist and DJ
* xrs, producer and DJ
* Ana Paula, DJ

Flamenco

* Flávio "Biga" Marques, singer, musician, composer and guitarist

Forró

* Dominguinhos, singer and musician
* Fala Mansa, band
* Luiz Gonzaga, singer and composer
* Elba Ramalho, singer
* Gonzaguinha, singer and composer

Frevo

* Alceu Valença, singer and composer
* Capiba, composer
* Zé Ramalho, singer and composer
* Elba Ramalho, singer


= Mangue Beat =

* Chico Science, singer and composer
* Fred 04, singer and composer
* Otto, singer and composer
* Siba (singer), singer and composer, former Mestre Ambrósio lead singer.
* Nação Zumbi, band


= MPB =

* Adriana Calcanhotto, singer and composer
* Ana Carolina, singer and composer
* Arlindo Farias, singer and composer
* Baby do Brasil, singer and composer
* Cássia Eller, singer
* Cazuza, singer and composer
* Clara Becker, singer and composer
* Chico Buarque, singer and composer
* Chico César, singer and composer
* Denis Mandarino, singer and composer
* Djavan, singer and composer
* Dorival Caymmi, singer and composer
* Dudu Tucci, singer, composer and percussionist
* Ed Motta, singer and composer
* Elis Regina, (1945-1982), singer
* Elza Soares, singer and composer
* Erasmo Carlos, singer and composer
* Gonzaguinha, singer and composer
* Jair Rodrigues, singer and composer
* Jair Oliveira, singer and composer
* Jorge Benjor, singer and composer
* Kátya Chamma, composer, singer, poet and writer
* Lenine, singer and composer
* Luciana Mello, singer and composer
* Luiz Melodia, singer and composer
* Lulu Santos, singer and composer
* Maria Rita, singer and composer
* Marina Lima, singer and composer
* Marisa Monte, singer and composer
* Maysa Matarazzo, singer
* Milton Nascimento, singer and composer
* Nelson Ned, singer
* Paula Lima, singer and composer
* Paulinho Moska, singer and composer
* Pepeu Gomes, composer
* Raul de Souza, trombonist
* Rita Ribeiro, singer
* Roberta Miranda, singer
* Roberto Carlos, singer and composer
* Tim Maia, singer and composer
* Tom Zé, singer and composer
* Vanderleia, singer
* Vanessa da Mata, singer and composer

Música sertaneja

* Tião Carreiro & Pardinho,folk music duo and scholar
* Tonico & Tinoco,folk music duo and scholar
* Zico & Zeca, folk music duo and scholar
* Lio & Léo, folk music duo and scholar
* Lourenço & Lourival, folk music duo and scholar
* César & Paulinho, folk music duo and scholar
* Pena Branca & Xavanti, folk music duo and scholar
* Chitãozinho and Xororó, country music duo
* Daniel, country music singer
* Inezita Barroso, (1925-), folk music singer and scholar
* Leandro and Leonardo, country music duo
* Zezé di Camargo & Luciano, country music duo
* Rio Negro & Solimões, country music duo
* Wilson & Soraia, country music duo
* Sandro & Gustavo, country music duo
* Rick & Renner, country music duo
* João Carlos & Viriato, country music duo
* André Silva & Cristiano, country music duo
* Teodoro & Sampaio, country music duo
* Célio & Cerrone, country music duo
* Bruno e Marrone, country music duo
* Emílio & Eduardo, country music duo
* Ataíde & Alexandre, country music duo
* Giancarlo & Todechini, country music duo
* Milionário & José Rico, country music duo
* Irmãs Galvão, country music duo
* As Mineirinhas, country music duo
* As Marcianas, country music duo
* Sula Miranda, singer


= Rap =

* Nega Giza, rapper
* Negra Li, rapper, singer
* 509-E, rap duo
* Faces do Subúrbio, a northeast rap group
* MV Bill, rapper
* Racionais MC's, a successful rap band
* Rappin' Hood, rapper from suburb
* Xis, rapper from suburb
* Gabriel, O Pensador, rapper
* Marcelo D2, rapper
* Facção Central, a rap band

Instrumental and Brazilian jazz

* Paulinho Da Costa
* Sandro Nogueira
* Gustavo Assis-Brasil
* Victor Assis Brasil
* Hélio Delmiro
* Egberto Gismonti
* Toninho Horta
* Mu Carvalho
* Romero Lubambo
* Hermeto Pascoal
* Cesar Camargo Mariano
* Raphael Rabelo
* Banda Mantiqueira , Brazilian-jazz big band

Pop music

* Br'oZ, pop group/boyband
* Caleidoscópio, pop/dance/drum'n bass
* Deborah Blando, pop singer
* Dreey-C, pop/R&B
* Felipe Dylon, pop singer
* Kelly Key, pop singer
* KLB (boyband), pop group/boyband
* Luiza Possi, pop singer
* Marjorie Estiano, pop singer
* Sandy & Júnior, pop singers/pop duo
* SNZ, pop/R'nB group
* Rouge (pop group), girlband
* Wanessa Camargo, pop singer
* Lulu Santos, pop singer

Rock

* 14 Bis, rock/MPB band
* A Cor do Som, rock/pop/jazz band
* Anatomistas, rock band
* Arnaldo Antunes, (1960), singer, composer, poet
* Barão Vermelho, rock band
* Biquini Cavadão, pop/rock band
* Blitz, 80's rock/pop band (new wave)
* Cachorro Grande, rock band
* Cansei de Ser Sexy, electro-rock band
* Capital Inicial, rock band
* Cássia Eller, rock/pop singer
* Cazuza, (1958-1990), singer and composer
* Charlie Brown Jr., rock band
* Chico Science & Nação Zumbi, rock band
* CPM 22, punk/rock
* Detonautas Roque Clube, rock band
* Dr. Sin, rock band
* Ed Motta, (1971-), funk/rock frontman, singer and composer
* Engenheiros do Hawaii, rock band
* Fernanda Abreu, (1961-), rap/funk singer and composer
* Fotogramas, indie rock band
* Frank Solari, (1972-), virtuso guitar player
* Gabriel o Pensador, (1974-), rapper, singer and composer
* Jota Quest, rock band
* Kátya Chamma, composer, singer, poet and writer
* Kid Abelha, pop/rock
* Ksis, pop rock duo
* IRA!, rock band
* LS Jack, rock/pop band
* Ludov, pop/rock band
* Legião Urbana, rock band
* Los Hermanos, indie rock band
* Made in Brazil, rock/blues band
* Mamonas Assassinas satirical pop/rock band
* Maurício Cailet, (1972-), Virtuoso guitar player
* Max Cavalera, singer, guitarist (metal), frontman
* O Rappa, rock-reggae band
* Os Mutantes, tropicalist/rock band
* Nenhum de Nós, pop/rock band
* Paralamas do Sucesso, rock band
* Pato Fu, pop/rock band
* Penélope. rock band
* Pitty, rock singer
* Planet Hemp, rock/hip hop band
* Plebe Rude, punk rock band from 80's
* Raul Seixas, rock singer and composer
* Reação em Cadeia, rock band
* Reah Valente, rock singer, songwriter and musician
* Renato Russo, (1960-1996) singer and frontman of Legião Urbana
* Rita Lee, pop/rock singer and composer
* Roupa Nova, rock/pop band
* RPM, 80s rock band
* Sandra de Sá, pop singer
* Skank, pop/reggae/ska band
* Titãs, rock band
* Ultraje a Rigor, rock band
* Velhas Virgens, rock band
* Vitrolas, rock/blues band
* brenner bianco, alternative/rock/pop singer/songwriter/producer/arranger/virtuoso guitar player

Punk rock and Hardcore

* Blind Pigs
* Dead Fish
* Sick Terror
* Paura

Metal and related

* Angra, metal band
* Avec Tristesse, metal band
* Avenger, traditional metal band
* Dr. Sin, hard rock/heavy metal band
* Harppia, traditional metal band
* Korzus, thrash metal band
* Krisiun, death metal band
* Massacration, True Heavy Metal Band
* Salário Mínimo, traditional metal band
* Shaaman, metal band
* Sepultura, thrash metal band (earlier), hardcore (now)
* Soulfly, nu-metal band
* Stress, hard rock/heavy metal band
* Vírus, traditional metal band

Samba

* Adoniran Barbosa (1912-1982), singer and composer
* Alcione, (1947-), singer
* Ary Barroso, singer and composer
* Beth Carvalho, singer
* Braguinha, singer and composer
* Carlos Cachaça, singer and composer
* Carmen Miranda, singer, dancer, actress
* Cartola, singer and composer
* Clara Nunes, singer and composer
* Demônios da Garoa, group
* Elizeth Cardoso, singer
* Elza Soares, singer
* Fernanda Porto, singer and composer
* Heitor dos Prazeres, singer and composer
* Jamelão, singer
* João Nogueira, singer and composer
* Jorge Aragão, singer and composer
* Monarco, singer and composer
* Noel Rosa, singer and composer
* Paulinho da Viola, singer and composer
* Paulo da Portela, composer
* Pixinguinha, composer
* Seu Jorge, singer and composer
* Velha Guarda da Mangueira, group
* Velha Guarda da Portela, group
* Zé Kétti, singer, actor and composer
* Zeca Pagodinho, singer and composer

Tropicália

* Caetano Veloso, (1942-), singer and composer
* Gal Costa (1945-), singer
* Gilberto Gil, (1942-), singer and composer
* Maria Bethânia (1946-), singer
* Os Mutantes, (1965-1972), psychedelic band
* Secos e Molhados, band
* Tom Zé (1936-), singer and composer

Other

* Cláudia Leitte, axé singer
* Cidade Negra, reggae band
* Cordel do Fogo Encantado, band
* Arrigo Barnabé, composer and singer
* Balão Mágico, children songs
* DJ Patife, drum 'n bass/electronic DJ
* Dick Farney, 1950's "crooner"
* Falcão, trash singer
* Gretchen, trash singer
* Itamar Assumpção, composer and singer
* Ivete Sangalo, axé/pop singer
* Margareth Menezes, axé singer
* Natiruts, reggae band
* Rosana Melo, singer
* Trem da Alegria, children songs
* Xuxa, singer


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