One of the most creative Brazilian soloists , multi-instrumentalist (all saxes, flutes and Brazilian indian bamboo flutes ) Teco Cardoso, was born in the multi-cultural city of São Paulo, whose cosmopolitan flavors can be felt in his music. He started his career playing sax and flute in very important young jazz groups of the city, such as “ZonAzul”, then became a steady member of the internationally acclaimed Brazilian jazz group “Pau Brasil“. Cardoso lived for a while in Los Angeles, studying with composer and arranger Moacir Santos, then returned to his native country, where he has been performing with such important Brazilian artists as Dori Caymmi, Edu Lobo, João Donato, Marlui Miranda and Joyce. With the Brazilian, acoustic guitar virtuose Ulisses Rocha, he released the CD “Caminhos Cruzados”, and with Brazilian All Star Group Quarteto Livre, the CD “P’ra Que Mentir”. Has tourned in Europe, North America and Japan having played in very important jazz festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Miami University Jazz Festival, and clubes such as Blue Note Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and New York, Quasimodo in Berlin, Stadtgarten in Colone, New Morning in Paris, among many others. In 1997 he released his first solo album, “Meu Brasil”, playing his own music, as well as Brazilian classics. “Meu Brasil” This albun won “Sharp Award Brazilian 1998 as best instrumental performance”(Brazilin Grammy).
“Meu Brasil” was recorded in New York, Los Angeles and São Paulo and brings together 42 great Brazilian musicians (special guests as Joyce, Marlui Miranda, Guilherme Vergueiro, and others). The CD brings jazz improvisation and contemporary experiments, which open a wide range of creative possibilities to the sounds and tones of Brazilian music, that blend well with a career that led his sax and flutes to the stage with Hermeto Pascoal, Toots Thielemans, Jim Hall, Walter Booker and many others great artists at the musical international forefront.
Joyce, Guilherme Vergueiro, Tutty Moreno, Cláudio Slon, Keith Underwood, Sylvio Mazzucca Jr., A.C. dal Farra, Paulo Bellinati, Sizão Machado, Proveta, Lelo e Zé Eduardo Nazário, Caíto Marcondes, Marlui Miranda, Rodolfo Stroeter e Nenê, among others.