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Famous Guitarists from Brazil

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Brazil, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Brazil are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Brazil guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

Antônio Carlos Jobim and Caetano Veloso are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Brazil?" and "Who are famous Brazil guitarists?"
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Teixeirinha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
Teixeirinha Dec. at 58 (1927-1985)
Teixeirinha, given name Vitor Mateus Teixeira, was a Brazilian musician. Teixeirinha is the diminutive form of the common Brazilian surname of Teixeira. Teixeirinha was born in Rolante, Rio ...more
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Helena Meirelles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
Helena Meirelles Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)
Helena Meireles was a Brazilian guitar player and composer. Born in Mato Grosso do Sul she was one of the most important composers of the folk musical style of this region. Considered to be the ...more
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Caetano Veloso is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 77
Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaeˈtɐ̃nu emanuˈɛw viˈɐ̃nɐ ˈtɛlis veˈlozu]; born August 7, 1942) is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political ...more
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Chico Buarque is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 75
Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known simply as Chico Buarque (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈʃiku buˈaʁki]; born June 19, 1944) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, ...more
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Antônio Carlos Job... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
Dec. at 67 (1927-1994)
Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim (Portuguese pronunciation: [tõ ʒoˈbĩ]), was a Brazilian composer, pianist, ...more
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Heitor Villa-Lobos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
Dec. at 72 (1887-1959)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (UK: , US: , Portuguese: [ejˈtoʁ ˌvilɐ ˈlobus]; March 5, 1887 – November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, conductor, cellist, pianist, and guitarist described as "the ...more
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Gilberto Gil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 77
Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈbɛʁtu ˈʒiw]), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both ...more
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Milton Nascimento is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 77
Milton Nascimento (Portuguese pronunciation: [miwˈtõ nasiˈmẽtu]; born October 26, 1942) is a prominent Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
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Marisa Monte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 52
Marisa de Azevedo Monte (born 1 July 1967) is a Brazilian singer, composer, instrumentalist, and producer of Brazilian popular music and samba. As of 2011, she had sold 10 million albums ...more
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Arnaldo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 59
Arnaldo Antunes (Portuguese pronunciation: [axˈnawdu ɐ̃ˈtunis], born Arnaldo Augusto Nora Antunes Filho, September 2, 1960) is a Brazilian musician, writer, and composer. He was a member of the ...more
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Laurindo Almeida is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)
Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music. He and Bud Shank were pioneers in the creation of bossa nova. ...more
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Toquinho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 73
Antônio Pecci Filho (born July 6, 1946), better known as Toquinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [toˈkĩɲu]), is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. He is well known for his collaborations, as ...more
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Jorge Ben Jor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 77
Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes (born March 22, 1942), is a Brazilian popular musician, performing under the stage name Jorge Ben Jor since the 1980s, though commonly known by his former stage name ...more
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Lulu Santos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 66
Lulu Santos, stage name of Luiz Maurício Pragana dos Santos (May 4, 1953), is a Brazilian singer and guitarist.
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Sergio Assad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 67
Sérgio Assad (born 26 December 1952) is a Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger who often performs with his brother, Odair Assad in the guitar duo Sérgio and Odair Assad, ...more
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Zé Ramalho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 70
Zé Ramalho (born José Ramalho Neto on October 3, 1949 - Brejo do Cruz - Paraíba, Brazil) is a Brazilian composer and performer. Zé Ramalho has collaborated with ...more
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Andreas Kisser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 51
Andreas Rudolf Kisser (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɐ̃dɾjɐs ˈʁudowf ˈkiseɾ]; born August 24, 1968) is a Brazilian musician, songwriter and producer. He is most known for being the lead guitarist ...more
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Nando Reis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 56
Nando Reis (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnɐ̃du ˈʁejs], born José Fernando Gomes dos Reis; January 12, 1963) is a Brazilian musician and producer, best known as the former bassist and one ...more
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Dori Caymmi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 76
Dorival Tostes "Dori" Caymmi (born 26 August 1943) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, and producer.
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Paulinho da Viola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 77
Paulinho da Viola (born Paulo César Batista de Faria on November 12, 1942) (Portuguese pronunciation: [pawˈlĩɲʊ daviˈɔlɐ]) is a Brazilian sambista, singer/songwriter, guitar, cavaquinho ...more
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Lobão is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 62
João Luiz Woerdenbag Filho (born October 11, 1957), popularly known as Lobão ("Big Wolf", in reference to the Disney depiction of the Big Bad Wolf character), is a ...more
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João Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 88
João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira, known as João Gilberto (Portuguese: [ʒuˈɐ̃w ʒiwˈbɛʁtu]; 10 June 1931 – 6 July 2019), was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who ...more

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Beth Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 73
Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho (May 5, 1946 – April 30, 2019), known professionally as Beth Carvalho, was a Brazilian samba singer, guitarist, cavaquinist and composer.
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Paulo Miklos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
age 60
Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos (known as Paulo Miklos Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu ˈmiklus], born on January 21, 1959) is a Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, musician and actor. He is best ...more
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Raul Seixas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Brazil
Dec. at 44 (1945-1989)
Raul Santos Seixas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɦaˈuː ˈsejʃɐs]; 28 June 1945 – 21 August 1989) was a Brazilian rock composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is sometimes called the ...more