Bernardo Ramos

Bernardo Ramos is an electric guitarist, songwriter, arranger, and music producer. His background is marked by the direct orientation of Hermeto Pascoal and Itiberê Zwarg, whose Family Orchestra he belonged to for ten years. He recorded three albums with them and performed in the most important concert halls in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.

In partnership with Naná Vasconcelos, he composed the soundtrack for the theater play Captains of the Sands (2005), based on the novel by Jorge Amado, nominated for the Shell Award in the “best song” category. In 2009 Bernardo won the edition of the Guarulhos Festival of Instrumental Music.

With the group Bamboo, he recorded the albums Bamboo (2010) and AberturaOpening (2012).

In the 2013 edition of the Villa-Lobos Festival, Bernardo participated as electric guitarist, arranger, and musical director of the concert in honor of Dori Caymmi’s 70th birthday in the Tom Jobim Space, featuring Dori himself, siblings Nana and Danilo Caymmi, and Joyce Moreno.

In 2016, he recorded the album Gesto (Gesture) on the Japanese label Spiral Music, in a trio with Joana Queiroz and Rafael Martini.

Cangaço is Bernardo Ramos’ first album with Rocinante and also his first solo album. He is accompanied by Beth Dau (vocals), Rafael Rocha (trombone), Bruno Aguilar (double bass), and Felipe Continentino (drums).

Itiberê Zwarg said, “I’ve played with Bernardo since 1997, so I’m very familiar with his rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and performing talents, and I can guarantee that they are unlimited.”

Photo: João Atala


Bernardo Ramos Quinteto

R 005 | july 2019