In his last visit to Canada, at the closing of the 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival, Yamandu Costa left the audience astounded with his talent and the local press declared “musicians of this caliber that make you fall out of your seat come once in a generation.” Now the master of the 7-string guitar returns for presentations in Sherbrooke on May 19th, and in Quebec on May 20th.
Latin GRAMMY winner Yamandu Costa is widely considered one of the great guitarists in the world today. This virtuoso 7-string guitar player has left audiences breathless around the world with his impressive skill and overwhelming passion. Born in Rio Grande do Sul to a musical family, he played his first major concert at age 17 in São Paulo and quickly gained international fame for his incredible talent. Yamandu is credited with reviving Brazilian guitar music and his diverse repertoire includes styles like chorinho, bossa nova, milonga, tango, samba and chamamé, making him difficult to categorize into a single genre. A 2021 Latin GRAMMY winner for Best Instrumental Album, Costa has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Richard Galliano, Doug de Vries, Gilberto Gil, Toquinho, João Bosco, Ney Matogrosso, Marisa Monte, Renato Borghetti, and many more. He has also been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras around the world.