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List of famous guitar players from Brazil, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Brazil has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Brazilian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Brazil and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Brazil then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

These guitarists, like Raul Seixas and Dado Villa-Lobos include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Brazilian guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Brazil?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Brazil in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Brazilian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.

Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Antônio Carlos Jobim Died at 67 (1927-1994) Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim — known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation ...more

Caetano Veloso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Caetano Veloso age 76 Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso, better known as Caetano Veloso, is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation ...more

Heitor Villa-Lobos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Heitor Villa-Lobos Died at 72 (1887-1959) Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and ...more

Jorge Ben Jor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Jorge Ben Jor age 76 Jorge Ben Jor is a Brazilian popular musician. His characteristic style fuses samba, funk, rock and bossa nova with lyrics that blend humor and satire with often esoteric subject matter. Some of ...more

João Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
João Gilberto age 87 João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira, known as João Gilberto, is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. His seminal recordings, including many songs by Antônio Carlos Jobim and ...more

Gilberto Gil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Gilberto Gil age 76 Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, better known as Gilberto Gil, is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political commitment. From 2003 to 2008, he ...more

Milton Nascimento is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Milton Nascimento age 76 Milton Nascimento is a prominent Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera age 49 Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed. In ...more

Raul Seixas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Raul Seixas Died at 44 (1945-1989) Raul Santos Seixas, was a Brazilian rock composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is sometimes called the "Father of Brazilian Rock" and "Maluco Beleza", the last one ...more

Andreas Kisser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Andreas Kisser age 50 Andreas Rudolf Kisser is a Brazilian guitar player, songwriter and producer. He is most known for being the guitar player for the metal band Sepultura. He has been featured on every Sepultura ...more

Heitor Pereira is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Heitor Pereira age 58 Heitor Teixeira Pereira, or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red and several famous musicians, like Elton John, Rod Stewart, k.d. lang and Jack Johnson; and is ...more

Toquinho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Toquinho age 72 Antônio Pecci Filho, better known as Toquinho, is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. He is well known for his collaborations, as composer and performer, with Vinicius de Moraes.

Marisa Monte is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Marisa Monte age 51 Marisa de Azevedo Monte is a Brazilian popular singer. As of 2011, she has sold 10 million albums worldwide.

Laurindo Almeida is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Laurindo Almeida Died at 78 (1917-1995) Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud ...more

Yamandú Costa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Yamandú Costa age 38 Yamandu Costa, sometimes misspelled Yamandú, is a Brazilian guitarist and composer. His main instrument is the violão de 7 cordas, the Brazilian seven-stringed nylon guitar. ...more

Chico Buarque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Chico Buarque age 74 Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known as Chico Buarque, is a singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet. He is best known for his music, which often ...more

Zé Ramalho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Zé Ramalho age 69 Zé Ramalho is a Brazilian composer and performer. Zé Ramalho has collaborated with various major Brazilian musicians, including Vanusa, Geraldo Azevedo and Alceu Valença to ...more

Beth Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Beth Carvalho age 72 Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho known professionally as Beth Carvalho is a Brazilian samba singer, guitarist, cavaquinist and composer.

Arnaldo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Arnaldo Antunes age 58 Arnaldo Antunes, is a writer and composer from Brazil. He began as a member of the band Aguilar e Banda Performática in the late 1970s. For most of the 1980s he was a member of the rock ...more

Marcos Valle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Marcos Valle age 75 Marcos Kostenbader Valle is a Brazilian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer. He has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, ...more

Marcelo Fromer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Marcelo Fromer Died at 40 (1961-2001) Marcelo Fromer was the guitarist of Brazilian rock band Titãs. One of the founding members and also the band's manager, he died in 2001, after being hit by a motorcycle while jogging.

Luiza Sá is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Luiza Sá age 35 Luiza da Silva e Sá is one of the guitar players and drummers for the Brazilian indie-electro band Cansei de Ser Sexy. Besides playing in the group, she studies fine art at college and is ...more

Oscar Castro-Neves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Oscar Castro-Neves Died at 73 (1940-2013) Oscar Castro-Neves, was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in Bossa nova. He was born in Rio de Janeiro as one of triplets and formed a band with ...more

Lenine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Lenine age 59 Lenine, artist name of Osvaldo Lenine Macedo Pimentel, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter from Recife, Pernambuco. In 2005, he has won two Latin Grammy Awards for "Best Brazilian Contemporary ...more

Herbert Vianna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Herbert Vianna age 57 Herbert Lemos de Sousa Vianna is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist mainly known for his work with rock band Os Paralamas do Sucesso.

Paulo Miklos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Paulo Miklos age 59 Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos is a multi-instrumentalist, musician and actor from Brazil. He is best known for his works for the band Titãs, which he is a member since its beginning, in ...more

Sergio Assad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Sergio Assad age 66 Sérgio Assad is a Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger who often performs with his brother in the guitar duo Sérgio and Odair Assad, commonly referred to as Assad Brothers

Emmerson Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Emmerson Nogueira age 45 Emmerson Nogueira is a Brazilian guitarist and songwriter notable for releasing only cover albums, containing acoustic versions of several internationally famous English-speaking songs. He ...more

Samuel Rosa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Samuel Rosa age 52 Samuel Rosa de Alvarenga is lead singer and guitarist of Brazilian rock band Skank. He has a psychology degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Samuel writes the music for most of the ...more

Paulinho da Viola is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Paulinho da Viola age 76 Paulinho da Viola is a Brazilian sambista, singer/songwriter, guitar, cavaquinho and mandolin player, known for his sophisticated harmonies and soft, gentle singing voice.

Joyce is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Joyce age 70 Joyce Silveira Moreno, commonly known as Joyce is a Brazilian singer/songwriter, as well as an accomplished guitarist and arranger. She was born in Rio de Janeiro on 31 January 1948. As of 2009, ...more

Ronaldo Folegatti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Ronaldo Folegatti age 60 Ronaldo Folegatti is a Brazilian composer, guitarist and record producer. Folegatti started playing the guitar at age 10. He studied mathematics and moved to Germany at the age of 22, after ...more

Lobão is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Lobão age 61 João Luiz Woerdenbag Filho, popularly known as Lobão, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, publisher, television host and media personality. ...more

João Bosco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
João Bosco age 72 João Bosco de Freitas Mucci, better known as João Bosco is a noted Brazilian singer-songwriter with a distinctive style as a guitarist. In the 1970s he established his reputation ...more

Toninho Horta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Toninho Horta age 70 Toninho Horta is an electric and nylon-string guitar player working in a style of jazz-influenced Brazilian music. Compositions in his personal style are marked by sophisticated harmonic ...more

Sérgio Dias is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Sérgio Dias age 67 Sérgio Dias Baptista Twice Latin Grammy Nominee, is a Brazilian rock musician, composer and guitar player. He is best known for his work with the band Os Mutantes and has been the only ...more

Edu Ardanuy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Edu Ardanuy age 51 Eduardo Ardanuy is a Brazilian guitarist who has worked with such bands as Dr. Sin, Anjos da Noite, Blezqi Zatzas, Supla and Eduardo Araújo. He was included in a 'Top 10 Greatest Guitar ...more

Damião Experiença is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Damião Experiença age 83 Damião Ferreira da Cruz, known better as Damião Experiênça is a Brazilian guitarist, singer and harmonica player.

Carolina Parra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Carolina Parra age 40 Carolina Moraes Parra is a guitarist and drummer for the Brazilian indie-electro band CSS. She joined CSS at the Tim Festival gig in 2004. Besides CSS, she has played in many other bands ...more

Nando Reis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Nando Reis age 55 Nando Reis is a Brazilian musician and producer, best known as the former bassist and one of the lead singers of Brazilian rock band Titãs and for his successful solo career, with his own ...more

Branco Mello is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Branco Mello age 56 Branco Mello is a Brazilian musician and actor, best known as the vocalist and bassist of Brazilian rock band Titãs. He has also played small but significant roles for the movies.

André Abujamra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
André Abujamra age 53 André Cibelli Abujamra is Brazilian score composer, musician, singer, guitarist, actor and comedian of Lebanese and Italian origin. His father is also an actor named Antonio Abujamra.

Tony Bellotto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Tony Bellotto age 58 Antonio Carlos Liberalli Bellotto is a Brazilian musician and writer, best known as the lead guitarist of Brazilian rock band Titãs. He has also written and released several books.

Turíbio Santos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Turíbio Santos age 75 Turibio Soares Santos is a Brazilian classical guitarist. He established himself with a wide repertoire of pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Nazareth, Francisco Mignone, and by accompanying ...more

Vinicius Cantuária is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Vinicius Cantuária age 67 Vinicius Cantuária is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and percussionist. He is associated with Bossa nova and Brazilian jazz. Originally from the Amazonian city of ...more

Roney
Roney "Giah" Giacometti age 44 Roney "Giah" Giacometti is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitar player and music producer.

Zé Renato is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Zé Renato age 62 Zé Renato is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He has released many albums and his songs have been recorded by Milton Nascimento, Jon Anderson, Leila Pinheiro, Lulu Santos, ...more

Roberto Menescal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Roberto Menescal age 81 Roberto Menescal is a Brazilian composer, producer, guitarist/vocalist, important to the founding of bossa nova. In many of his songs there are references to things related to the sea, including ...more

Lulu Santos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Lulu Santos age 65 Lulu Santos, stage name of Luiz Maurício Pragana dos Santos is a Brazilian singer and guitarist.

Guinga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Brazil
Guinga age 68 Guinga is a Brazilian guitarist and composer born in Madureira, a working-class suburb of Rio de Janeiro. As a child, he was nicknamed "Gringo", because of his pale skin, and the ...more