Vitto Meirelles

Singer, composer, interpreter, Brazilian musician VITTO MEIRELLES was, from a very early age, smitten by the mixture of rhythms that characterizes his culture and his life. And so he absorbed his roots and his history. His musicality, his taste and his knowledge were born from the attention he has always paid to the rhythms and melodies of all those who made the history of Brazilian music. As a composer, he tirelessly searches for new harmonies, travelling in a plural universe where there are no borders between samba, bossa nova, jazz, classical, popular and traditional music. His lyrics create an intimate atmosphere and yet they are exuberant and realistic. His gentle voice is penetrating, his singing is deep and poetic. His rich and airy melodies oscillate between samba, jazz and tribal resonances. A true kaleidoscope. His resonant and harmonic search is truly elegant and makes him one of the indisputable masters of today´s Brazilian music. In Paris, he worked with composer Yvonne Desportes (first Grand Prix of Rome 1932). Vitto composed to the cinema, theater and classic guitar. He has worked with great names such as Henri Salvador , Gilberto Gil , Agnes Jaoui , Salif Keita, Daniel Jobim, Matthieu Chedid , Seu Jorge , Amadou Bakayoko, Jacques Morelenbaum, Lady Linn, Vincent Segal, Seb Martel , Arto Lindsay, Nico Assumpçâo, Carlos Malta, Arthur Maia, Robertinho Silva, Mauro Senise, Kassin, Seb Martel, Pedro Sá, Baptiste Herbin, Oswaldinho do Acordeon among others.

"Congratulations on your talent! Brazil needs you. "

João Gilberto

2018-04-14T16:57:20+00:00

João Gilberto

"Congratulations on your talent! Brazil needs you. "
"Enchantment/Whence comes innocence.../everything merges overflows,/for furthermore of any word,/when only has meaning, feeling abandoning,/becoming source, which is born and dies at the same time."

Fernanda Figueiredo

2018-04-14T17:10:06+00:00

Fernanda Figueiredo

"Enchantment/Whence comes innocence.../everything merges overflows,/for furthermore of any word,/when only has meaning, feeling abandoning,/becoming source, which is born and dies at the same time."
"Now Brazil can add VITTO MEIRELLES to its long list of great artists, poets, singers, composers and guitar players since Vitto is all these at the same time."

Jackie Berroyer

2018-04-14T16:58:40+00:00

Jackie Berroyer

"Now Brazil can add VITTO MEIRELLES to its long list of great artists, poets, singers, composers and guitar players since Vitto is all these at the same time."
"I could check that says Jackie Berroyer about Vitto Meirelles in a memorable concert in Paris, alone on stage, with his words, his guitar and his voice, he called his family to accompany: Baden Powell, Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Elis Regina... to give us to hear all the feeling of Brazilian music. From that day, I have only had one idea in mind: to share this joy and invited on stage at the Fort Sainte Agathe!  "

Frank Cassenti

2018-04-14T16:59:29+00:00

Frank Cassenti

"I could check that says Jackie Berroyer about Vitto Meirelles in a memorable concert in Paris, alone on stage, with his words, his guitar and his voice, he called his family to accompany: Baden Powell, Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Elis Regina... to give us to hear all the feeling of Brazilian music. From that day, I have only had one idea in mind: to share this joy and invited on stage at the Fort Sainte Agathe!  "
"I was honored to record an album of new songs it where only two of us participated. To this day I thank God for having placed me with `this phenomenon. Never seen anything like it! Never!
Nostalgia for my friend who walks Vitto Meirelles conquering the world with its unique inspiration, his guitar virtuoso and his soulful voice. Moments where the magic was present!"

Carlos Sales, Musician

2018-04-14T17:00:44+00:00

Carlos Sales, Musician

"I was honored to record an album of new songs it where only two of us participated. To this day I thank God for having placed me with `this phenomenon. Never seen anything like it! Never! Nostalgia for my friend who walks Vitto Meirelles conquering the world with its unique inspiration, his guitar virtuoso and his soulful voice. Moments where the magic was present!"
"Show with refinement of Vitto Meirelles today at the European Council, which showed that besides being a guitarist emeritus, is an amazing vocalist. This show was a Brazilian lullaby we have in Paris in early autumn to strike back remembering that somewhere in the southern hemisphere was invented sound equivalent of our regional wines to sweet music, sweet and full of personality nurtured of an unique land.
A great musical moment!
A musician that held impressive musical throughout Paris and who was lucky to be there."

Yann de Montmartre

2018-04-14T17:01:22+00:00

Yann de Montmartre

"Show with refinement of Vitto Meirelles today at the European Council, which showed that besides being a guitarist emeritus, is an amazing vocalist. This show was a Brazilian lullaby we have in Paris in early autumn to strike back remembering that somewhere in the southern hemisphere was invented sound equivalent of our regional wines to sweet music, sweet and full of personality nurtured of an unique land. A great musical moment! A musician that held impressive musical throughout Paris and who was lucky to be there."
"The repertoire of this native of Rio de Janeiro is full of surprises and adventures. At the same time dancing and rich in melodies, Vitto´s style has to be discovered, and the album "Ritual Of Rio de Janeiro" is a small bomb about to explode, written, produced, composed, arranged and interpreted by one man: VITTO MEIRELLES."

Olivier Cachin

2018-04-14T17:01:49+00:00

Olivier Cachin

"The repertoire of this native of Rio de Janeiro is full of surprises and adventures. At the same time dancing and rich in melodies, Vitto´s style has to be discovered, and the album "Ritual Of Rio de Janeiro" is a small bomb about to explode, written, produced, composed, arranged and interpreted by one man: VITTO MEIRELLES."
"The incredible musical assemblies, the rhythms, the melodies and the words of all artists who made Brazil are present here in this plural universe where there is no border between jazz, contemporary, popular classical and traditional music, which oscillates between jazz, samba and tribal resonances."

France-Culture

2018-04-14T17:02:22+00:00

France-Culture

"The incredible musical assemblies, the rhythms, the melodies and the words of all artists who made Brazil are present here in this plural universe where there is no border between jazz, contemporary, popular classical and traditional music, which oscillates between jazz, samba and tribal resonances."
"In this album we reencounter moments of grace of this author / composer and also instrumentalist who plays all tunes to perfection. There is great force in his voice and great humanity in this artist."

Jacques Denis "Vibrations"

2018-04-14T17:02:52+00:00

Jacques Denis "Vibrations"

"In this album we reencounter moments of grace of this author / composer and also instrumentalist who plays all tunes to perfection. There is great force in his voice and great humanity in this artist."
"Vitto is the only atypical interpreter of the JVC Festival, where he sings tonight. Vitto is not a jazzman, although like the jazzmen, he takes interest in Africa, and radiates his specific vision of the bossa nova. It is an impossible task to classify this unusual poet-singer-composer-guitar player. He belongs to the hall of the greatest ones who know how to make their melodies immortal."

J.V.C Festival

2018-04-14T17:04:01+00:00

J.V.C Festival

"Vitto is the only atypical interpreter of the JVC Festival, where he sings tonight. Vitto is not a jazzman, although like the jazzmen, he takes interest in Africa, and radiates his specific vision of the bossa nova. It is an impossible task to classify this unusual poet-singer-composer-guitar player. He belongs to the hall of the greatest ones who know how to make their melodies immortal."
"The artist subtly mixes musical references and unpublished interbreedings. The writing of the texts and the music are extremely personal and original."

Festival d'Amiens

2018-04-14T17:05:58+00:00

Festival d'Amiens

"The artist subtly mixes musical references and unpublished interbreedings. The writing of the texts and the music are extremely personal and original."
"Brazilian music has, effectively, new life besides Chico, Caetano, Milton and Gil: Vitto Meirelles. Born in Rio de Janeiro and now living in Paris, his songs beat around an aesthetic mix derived from the lyricism of the great prophets of the genre, and looses itself in the meanders of the gentle soul, the intimate jazz, and African polyrhythms. His talent is confirmed by canonical pieces to the brilliant portraits of the sepia color, cultural syncretism that reveal his soul."

Luis Lapuente,  Madrid newspaper

2018-04-14T17:06:28+00:00

Luis Lapuente,  Madrid newspaper

"Brazilian music has, effectively, new life besides Chico, Caetano, Milton and Gil: Vitto Meirelles. Born in Rio de Janeiro and now living in Paris, his songs beat around an aesthetic mix derived from the lyricism of the great prophets of the genre, and looses itself in the meanders of the gentle soul, the intimate jazz, and African polyrhythms. His talent is confirmed by canonical pieces to the brilliant portraits of the sepia color, cultural syncretism that reveal his soul."
"This great album is driven by Vitto´s personality and musicality. There are also the presences of other musicians such as Kassim, Arto Lindsay, cello player Vincent Segal and Jacques Morelenbaum. Brazilian artist Vitto Meirelles is the owner of an unusual musical baggage: embedded love songs worship his masters Cartola, Villa-Lobos, AC Jobim. This native of Rio de Janeiro has everything to seduce us, thanks to the sweetness of his voice and the evidence of his fine and certain writing."

Jacques Denis

2018-04-14T17:06:54+00:00

Jacques Denis

"This great album is driven by Vitto´s personality and musicality. There are also the presences of other musicians such as Kassim, Arto Lindsay, cello player Vincent Segal and Jacques Morelenbaum. Brazilian artist Vitto Meirelles is the owner of an unusual musical baggage: embedded love songs worship his masters Cartola, Villa-Lobos, AC Jobim. This native of Rio de Janeiro has everything to seduce us, thanks to the sweetness of his voice and the evidence of his fine and certain writing."
"Brazilian music is undergoing a true revolution. This album, reflex of a polychromic culture, releases an incredible energy, and Vitto is the synthesis of all the musical currents that exist today in this country."

Womad

2018-04-14T17:07:21+00:00

Womad

"Brazilian music is undergoing a true revolution. This album, reflex of a polychromic culture, releases an incredible energy, and Vitto is the synthesis of all the musical currents that exist today in this country."
"The show was full of contrasts, sometimes gentle and melodious, other times lively and rhythmical, the artist himself does not attempt to define his art, due to its variety. He subtly mixes musical types in an unusual way: different rhythms, some shades of reggae, African echoes on a samba. The artist innovates even in his choice of instruments... this is the reason why Vitto's music cannot be described, it has to be discovered."

Clémence Stredel

2018-04-14T17:07:54+00:00

Clémence Stredel

"The show was full of contrasts, sometimes gentle and melodious, other times lively and rhythmical, the artist himself does not attempt to define his art, due to its variety. He subtly mixes musical types in an unusual way: different rhythms, some shades of reggae, African echoes on a samba. The artist innovates even in his choice of instruments... this is the reason why Vitto's music cannot be described, it has to be discovered."
"Eclectic is the word that describes the evening of Monday. Dedicated to singer / songwriter / performer Brazilian Vitto Meirelles, it highlights the work of the diversity of this artist who moves easily from jazz to traditional music through more contemporary rhythms. So a mixed program, where Vitto Meirelles and his musicians will perform Brazilian classical arias arrangements of tracks from his albums, as well as unpublished works. "

Jean-Philippe Audoli, director of the Château de la Moutte Festival

2018-04-14T16:55:00+00:00

Jean-Philippe Audoli, director of the Château de la Moutte Festival

"Eclectic is the word that describes the evening of Monday. Dedicated to singer / songwriter / performer Brazilian Vitto Meirelles, it highlights the work of the diversity of this artist who moves easily from jazz to traditional music through more contemporary rhythms. So a mixed program, where Vitto Meirelles and his musicians will perform Brazilian classical arias arrangements of tracks from his albums, as well as unpublished works. "
"Vitto, is the life, the vitality, the virtuoso "made in Brazil ". An initiating travel through the faces and the multiple influences of an unique and yet plural music, that oscillates between samba and bossa nova. Vitto´s music slides slowly like lukewarm sand between one´s fingers, and his voice warms up hearts and bodies."

 "Les Musicales" Festival

2018-04-14T17:08:24+00:00

 "Les Musicales" Festival

"Vitto, is the life, the vitality, the virtuoso "made in Brazil ". An initiating travel through the faces and the multiple influences of an unique and yet plural music, that oscillates between samba and bossa nova. Vitto´s music slides slowly like lukewarm sand between one´s fingers, and his voice warms up hearts and bodies."
"Vitto Meirelles is an artist as Brazil has already gotten used to provide us, is not only a singer but also a guitarist, composer, poet ... He was recently honored during a concert in Paris by his elders, came to support the scene: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil or Baden Powell. "

Frank Cassenti

2018-04-14T16:55:42+00:00

Frank Cassenti

"Vitto Meirelles is an artist as Brazil has already gotten used to provide us, is not only a singer but also a guitarist, composer, poet ... He was recently honored during a concert in Paris by his elders, came to support the scene: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil or Baden Powell. "
"He is young, handsome and sings very much to seduce the public, and not only the feminine crowd. When Vitto Meirelles arrives on the great stage of Open Round Theatre and begins to sing, a magic takes place. Bossa nova, samba, folk music and dance … and the public travels for Brazil! Vitto creates an atmosphere so intimate that the space is suddenly reduced. A surprising sweetness emanates from this boy!"

"A Voix Haute" Festival

2018-04-14T17:08:55+00:00

"A Voix Haute" Festival

"He is young, handsome and sings very much to seduce the public, and not only the feminine crowd. When Vitto Meirelles arrives on the great stage of Open Round Theatre and begins to sing, a magic takes place. Bossa nova, samba, folk music and dance … and the public travels for Brazil! Vitto creates an atmosphere so intimate that the space is suddenly reduced. A surprising sweetness emanates from this boy!"