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Curriculum Vitae

ARNOU DE MELO - bass player, composer and producer

Musical education:

As a self-taught, Arnou learned music and his instrument when playing in his home town, Itajai-SC, Brazil, and graduated in 1990, from BIT (Bass Institute of Technology), Musicians Institute, Hollywood, California – USA.


First teacher:- Oscar N. Kleis (Neni)


Teachers at MI:-

Jeff Berlin, Bob Magnusson, Christian Foley-Beinning, Carl Shroeder, Paul Farnen, Alexis Skljarevski, Putter Smith, Gary Willis, Dave Pozzi, Dave Kief, Steve Bailey, Carl Cedar, Jim Lacefield


Courses:-

  • 1º Festival de Musica da Cidade de Itajai (1st. Music Festival of Itajai)

  • 2º Festival de Musica da Cidade de Itajai (2nd. Music Festival of Itajai)

  • 3º Festival de Musica da Cidade de Itajai (3rd. Music Festival of Itajai)

Teacher:- Arismar do Espirito Santo


Professional Experience:-


  • Brazilian Instrumental Music concert at the Joinville Jazz Festival, november/2010.

  • Brazilian jazz concert with the brazilian singer Paula da Silva, at the Joinville Jazz Festival, november/2010.

  • Jazz concert with Cassio Moura, at the Joinville Jazz Festival, november/2010.

  • Concert in the Sesc´s project "Panorama", in Jaraguá do Sul, november/2010.

  • Teaching "Studio Practice" at the University "Vale do Itajai".

  • Presentation of the project "Unveiling the Music in Elementary School" wich led the instrumental music to local schools students, Itajai (SC).

  • Tour in Austria, in the cities of Lustenau, Klosterneuburg and Gmunden, with the brazilian singer Ana Paula da Silva, in november/2010.

  • Tour promoting his CD "Fantasia" (Fantasy) throughout the state of Sta. Catarina, august/2010.

  • Live recording of the brazilian singer Barbara Damasio DVD in june/2010.

  • Musical director of the FEMIC - St. Catarina Music and Integration Festival, 2009/2010.

  • Release Tour of the CD album "Fantasia" throughout the north coast of the state of Sta. Catarina, March and April, 2009.

  • Pedagogycal Coordinator of the 11th Music Festival of Itajai in September, 2008.

  • Musical director of the FEMIC - St. Catarina Music and Integration Festival, 2008.

  • Principal of the Popular Music Conservatory of Itajaí 2008.

  • Bass workshop - 10th Music Festival of Itajai in September, 2007.

  • Pedagogycal Coordinator of the 10th Music Festival of Itajai in September, 2007.

  • Musical director of the FEMIC - St. Catarina Music and Integration Festival,  2007.

  • Principal of the Popular Music Conservatory of Itajaí 2007.

  • Pedagogycal Coordinator of the 9th Music Festival of Itajai in September, 2006.

  • Pedagogycal Coordinator of the 8th Music Festival of Itajai in September, 2005.

  • Musical production of the project “Grandes Encontros” in the years 2001 and 2003, which featured Toninho Horta and Beto Lopes; Arismar do Espírito Santo, Thiago do Espírito Santo and Cuca Teixeira; Jorginho do Trompete; Lupa Santiago; Jorginho do Trompete; Luiz Meira and Claudio Infante; Arismar do Espírito Santo and Nailor Proveta.

  • Concert at the 6th. Music Festival of Itajai, on September 3rd, 2003, preceding Alegre Correa´s show.

  • Concert at Joinville Jazz Festival, on July 10th, 2003, preceding Hermeto Paschoal´s show.

  • Production of the Jam Session nights of the Music Festival of Itajai, from 1997 to 2004.

Discography:-

Solo CD – Fantasia (Fantasy)


Today:-

Working in studios, night clubs, shows, producing other artists, production and direction of his musical work (Brazilian Instrumental Music, Bossa Nova and Jazz) and his solo CD.