Friday, 25 June, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Marcos Silva

A driving force in the Bay Area Brazilian music scene, Silva has mentored scores of local musicians while pursuing parallel careers as a composer, performer and producer.



Marcos Silva, composer/pianist
Chôro Sem Lágrimas (Crying Without Tears)
A Simple Thing
Not Enough Notes
All in it
Lamento (Pixinguinha, composer)
White & Black

About the artist

Marcos Silva performs worldwide, touring with many artists including Paquito D’Rivera,
Bud Shank, Claudio Roditi, Raul de Souza, Toninho Horta, Leny Andrade, Edu Lobo, Emilio Santiago, Dori Caymmi, and others. Marcos was the musical director for Flora Purim and Airto Moreira for 24 years. He wrote arrangements for Dizzy Gillespie’s band and replaced Gil Evans as composer-arranger of Airto’s Spiritual Mass with a 63 piece orchestra in Germany. He is sought after as a producer of CDs, including three of his own. Marcos heads the Brazilian Music Department at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.

Marcos Silva at New Music USA