Luciano Mendonca

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About Luciano Mendonca

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. I started playing music by grabbing my mother’s accordion. At the age of 11, I started playing the guitar but later switched to the bass guitar. My first gig as a bass player was at the age of 13 and continued to play in different gigs... What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Jaco Pastorius, Jaco Pastorius Richard Bona, This Is Richard Bona Stanley Jordan, The Best of Stanley Jordan They are all inspiring in their own ways. Jaco's bass skills and inspirations, Bona's melodies and sounds that goes beyond any language you may speak , and Jordan's magic make them unforgettable. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “Sign in the Stars” Sign in the Stars" reflects my journey as a musician and person, emphasizing perseverance. When things are tough, believe that after a storm comes sunshine. My star and yours will be there someday - Just take a minute to reflect and do not give up! What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? Playing with Emmerson Nogueira was a dream come true, and I learned so much. Along with some members of my former band Versão Acústica, I was invited by Sony Music in Brazil to perform with Julio Iglesias in a Brazilian Soap Opera in 2003. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? Yes, I would love to collaborate with more musicians from different genres. I also want to keep pushing the boundaries of what's possible with my instrument and exploring new sounds and techniques.

Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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