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Famous Guitar Players from Brazil

Updated June 14, 2019 21.3k views59 items

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

    Dec. at 67 (1927-1994)
    Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known...  more
  • Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaeˈtɐ̃nu emanuˈɛw viˈɐ̃nɐ...  more
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos

    Dec. at 72 (1887-1959)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (UK: , US: , Portuguese: [ejˈtoʁ ˌvilɐ ˈlobus]; March 5, 1887 – November...  more
  • Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes (born March 22, 1942), is a Brazilian popular musician, performing...  more
  • João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira, known as João Gilberto (Portuguese: [ʒuˈɐ̃w...  more
  • Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil...  more
  • Milton Nascimento (Portuguese pronunciation: [miwˈtõ nasiˈmẽtu]; born October 26, 1942) is a...  more
  • Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera (Portuguese pronunciation: [masimiliˈɐnu ɐ̃ˈtonju...  more
  • Raul Seixas

    Dec. at 44 (1945-1989)
    Raul Santos Seixas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɦaˈuː ˈsejʃɐs]; 28 June 1945 – 21 August 1989)...  more
  • Andreas Rudolf Kisser (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɐ̃dɾjɐs ˈʁudowf ˈkiseɾ]; born August 24,...  more
  • Heitor Teixeira Pereira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ejˈtoɾ tejˈʃejɾɐ peˈɾejɾɐ]) (born November...  more
  • Toquinho

    Age: 73
    Antônio Pecci Filho (born July 6, 1946), better known as Toquinho (Portuguese pronunciation:...  more
  • Marisa de Azevedo Monte (born 1 July 1967) is a Brazilian singer, composer, instrumentalist,...  more
  • Laurindo Almeida

    Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)
    Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in...  more
  • Yamandu Costa (born January 24, 1980 in Passo Fundo), sometimes misspelled Yamandú, is a...  more
  • Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known simply as Chico Buarque (Brazilian...  more
  • Zé Ramalho (born José Ramalho Neto on October 3, 1949 - Brejo do Cruz - Paraíba, Brazil) is a...  more
  • Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho (May 5, 1946 – April 30, 2019), known professionally as Beth...  more
  • Arnaldo Antunes (Portuguese pronunciation: [axˈnawdu ɐ̃ˈtunis], born Arnaldo Augusto Nora...  more
  • Marcos Kostenbader Valle (born 14 September 1943) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • Marcelo Fromer

    Dec. at 40 (1961-2001)
    Marcelo Fromer (December 3, 1961 – June 13, 2001) was the guitarist of Brazilian rock band...  more
  • Luiza Sá

    Age: 36
    Luiza da Silva e Sá (born March 29, 1983 in São Paulo) is one of the guitar players and...  more
  • Oscar Castro-Neves

    Dec. at 73 (1940-2013)
    Oscar Castro-Neves (May 15, 1940 - September 27, 2013), was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger,...  more
  • Lenine

    Age: 60
    Lenine, artist name of Osvaldo Lenine Macedo Pimentel (born 2 February 1959), is a Brazilian...  more
  • Herbert Lemos de Sousa Vianna (born May 4, 1961) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist...  more