Romero Lubambo

About Romero Lubambo

Brazil's Romero Lubambo is an acclaimed guitarist known for a highly individual approach in melding jazz and classical with Brazilian and Latin folk and pop traditions. He's a much-sought-after accompanist for female vocalists including Astrud Gilberto and Dianne Reeves. His fluid fingerpicking style is rich in rhythmic invention and colorful, wide-ranging harmonies that emerge from an idiosyncratic yet lush sense of chromaticism. After emigrating to the U.S., he established himself as a sideman with Emily Remler, Herbie Mann, and Paquito D'Rivera. His debut solo recital appeared as Lubambo in 2000. 2002's Rio De Janeiro Underground featured the guitarist collaborating with Mann and Ivan Lins. 2014's Só: Brazilian Essence was a solo set of Brazilian standards, while 2017's Dos Navegantes and 2019's Quase Memória showcased a trio with Edu Lobo, and Mauro Senise. In 2021, Lubambo issued Live at Dizzy's in collaboration with the Rafael Piccolotto Chamber Orchestra.‎

Rio De Janiero, Brazil
July 20, 1955