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Famous Guitarists from Brazil

Updated June 8, 2017 3.0k views75 items

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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  • Teixeirinha1

    Teixeirinha

    Dec. at 58 (1927-1985)

    BirthplaceSouth Region, Brazil, Rolante, Brazil, Americas

    Teixeirinha, given name Vitor Mateus Teixeira, was a Brazilian musician. Teixeirinha is the...  more
  • Helena Meirelles2

    Helena Meirelles

    Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Americas

    Helena Meireles was a Brazilian guitar player and composer. Born in Mato Grosso do Sul she was...  more
  • Caetano Veloso3

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Santo Amaro, Bahia

    Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaeˈtɐ̃nu emanuˈɛw viˈɐ̃nɐ...  more
  • Chico Buarque4

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known simply as Chico Buarque (Brazilian...  more
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim5

    Antônio Carlos Jobim

    Dec. at 67 (1927-1994)

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceBrazil, Tijuca

    Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known...  more
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos6

    Heitor Villa-Lobos

    Dec. at 72 (1887-1959)

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceBlah blah Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2

    Heitor Villa-Lobos (UK: , US: , Portuguese: [ejˈtoʁ ˌvilɐ ˈlobus]; March 5, 1887 – November...  more
  • Gilberto Gil7

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Salvador, Bahia

    Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil...  more
  • Milton Nascimento8

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    Milton Nascimento (Portuguese pronunciation: [miwˈtõ nasiˈmẽtu]; born October 26, 1942) is a...  more
  • Marisa Monte9

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Marisa de Azevedo Monte (born 1 July 1967) is a Brazilian singer, composer, instrumentalist,...  more
  • Arnaldo Antunes10

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, São Paulo, Southeast Region

    Arnaldo Antunes (Portuguese pronunciation: [axˈnawdu ɐ̃ˈtunis], born Arnaldo Augusto Nora...  more
  • Laurindo Almeida11

    Laurindo Almeida

    Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Southeast Region, Brazil

    Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in...  more
  • Toquinho12

    Toquinho

    Age: 73

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Antônio Pecci Filho (born July 6, 1946), better known as Toquinho (Portuguese pronunciation:...  more
  • Jorge Ben Jor13

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes (born March 22, 1942), is a Brazilian popular musician, performing...  more
  • Lulu Santos14

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Lulu Santos, stage name of Luiz Maurício Pragana dos Santos (May 4, 1953), is a Brazilian...  more
  • Sergio Assad15

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceMococa, Brazil

    Sérgio Assad (born 26 December 1952) is a Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger who...  more
  • Zé Ramalho16

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceBrejo do Cruz, Brazil

    Zé Ramalho (born José Ramalho Neto on October 3, 1949 - Brejo do Cruz - Paraíba, Brazil) is a...  more
  • Andreas Kisser17

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceSão Bernardo do Campo, DVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Southeast Region

    Andreas Rudolf Kisser (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɐ̃dɾjɐs ˈʁudowf ˈkiseɾ]; born August 24,...  more
  • Nando Reis18

    Nando Reis

    Age: 56

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, São Paulo, Southeast Region

    Nando Reis (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnɐ̃du ˈʁejs], born José Fernando Gomes dos Reis;...  more
  • 19

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    Dorival Tostes "Dori" Caymmi (born 26 August 1943) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter,...  more
  • Paulinho da Viola20

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    Paulinho da Viola (born Paulo César Batista de Faria on November 12, 1942) (Portuguese...  more
  • Lobão21

    Lobão

    Age: 62

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    João Luiz Woerdenbag Filho (born October 11, 1957), popularly known as Lobão ("Big Wolf", in...  more
  • João Gilberto22

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceJuazeiro, Brazil

    João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira, known as João Gilberto (Portuguese: [ʒuˈɐ̃w...  more
  • Beth Carvalho23

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

    Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho (May 5, 1946 – April 30, 2019), known professionally as Beth...  more
  • Paulo Miklos24

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, São Paulo, Southeast Region

    Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos (known as Paulo Miklos Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu...  more
  • Raul Seixas25

    Raul Seixas

    Dec. at 44 (1945-1989)

    NationalityBrazil

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Salvador, Bahia

    Raul Santos Seixas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɦaˈuː ˈsejʃɐs]; 28 June 1945 – 21 August 1989)...  more