Marcos Cavalcante is an American guitarist, composer and arranger, born and raised in Brazil, South America. He plays Classical, Brazilian and Jazz Guitar. His music range from solo guitar to duets, combos and larger ensembles. The Brazilian “accent” in his music is distinct and appealing wherever he performs. His repertoire include classical guitar works, Brazilian Popular Music, Jazz standards, and arrangements of music requested by clients. Marcos has a Doctoral Degree in Music-Classical Guitar Performance and Literature, a Master's Degree in Music-Jazz Studies from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Marcos has performed with many excellent and well known musicians in Brazil, Japan and the USA. (Please see list below).
Marcos currently serves as an Associate Professor of Music at Northern New Mexico College, and he resides in Los Alamos, NM. Previously, he was also an Associate Professor of Music at the Instituto de Artes of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo. During Graduate school, Marcos was an Assistant Instructor at Jacobs School of Music-Indiana University between 1990 and 1999, teaching classical, jazz/Brazilian guitar, the Guitar Ensemble and the Latin American Music Ensemble. Marcos has lectured and performed at Indiana University, Indiana State University, Oklahoma University,
Duke University, University of Louisville, (University of South Florida-Tampa), Universidade Estadual de
Campinas (Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), Universidade de Ribeirão Preto
(Brazil), NHKO (Tokyo, Japan), and several others. Marcos plays Godin Guitars.
Some artists Marcos has performed and/or recorded with:
David Baker (Indiana University), Trumpet Player Dominic Spera (Indiana University), The Carmel Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, singer Michael Feinstein, Trumpet Player Paul Gonzalez, Jazz Pianist John Rangel, Saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa, Trombonist/Percussionist Cesar Bauvaleg, Composer/Pianist Ricardo Lorenz, Composer/Guitarist William Banfield (Berklee College of Music), Saxophonist Tom Walsh (Indiana University), Saxophonist Tom Clark (Indiana University), Saxophonist Hideki Isoda (Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan) , Saxophonist Shannon LeClaire (Berklee College of Music) , Composer/Pianist Jose Mariano Morales-Mattos, Brazilian Saxophonist Marco Abreu, Jazz Pianist Amy Stephens, Guitarist Tyron Cooper (Indiana University), Jazz Violin Player Sara Caswell, Jazz Pianist Luke Gillespie (Indiana University), Drummer Paul Surowiak, Bassist Jim Donica, Bassist Jon Paul, Saxophonist Jack Wilkins (University of South Florida-Tampa), Jazz Pianist Steve Alee, Jazz Pianist Phil DeGreg (Cincinnatti Conservatory of Music), Bassist Frank Smith, Bassist Tyrone Wheeler (University of Louisville), Drummer Steve Davis (University of South Florida-Tampa), Drummer Colby Inzer, Saxophonist Mike Tracy (University of Louisville), and many others.