Filo Machado, from Riberão Preto, Brazil, is recognized globally as an artist of true passion and integrity. A singer, prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, he has a career spanning over 50 years, with 11 CDs released, multiple Brazilian awards, and a Grammy nomination in the Latin Jazz category from 2000.
He has performed in dozens of countries across 6 continents and is praised by international critics and audiences alike. Considered a Master of his art by renowned artists, Filó’s remarkable style is a school unto itself.
Throughout his illustrious career Filó has shared the stage with artists such as Michel Legrand, Jon Hendricks, Kenny Barron, Silvain Luc, Dory Caymmi, Gal Costa, João Donato, Raul de Souza, Joyce Moreno, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Leny Andrade, Os Cariocas, Tetsuo Sakurai and others.
Filó’s music is rich in harmony, infectious rhythm and exquisite expression; of Brazilian roots with innovative arrangements, textures and melodies. His music mixes Brazilian mpb, bossa nova, samba, and forró with international influences such as jazz, blues, African rhythms, and European flavours. His performances are a delight to behold, and his musical virtuosity transmits his illuminating spirit of graciousness and joy!
Filó Machado's participation has been generously sponsored in part by Contemporânea Musical Instruments, BSide Lounge and Suzanne Manvell.