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About Guilherme Vergueiro
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Guilherme was
the grandson of an acclaimed Brazilian classical
pianist who early on recognized the lad's
pianistic gift. "He trained me in the classics,"
recalls Guilherme, "but my heart took me
elsewhere." Instead, he turned to samba, choro
and bossa nova (the music of his homeland). At only 17, he was already leading his own
groups in Sao Paulo and Rio, playing with
such Brazilian legends as Edison Machado,
Agostinho dos Santos, and Leny Andrade. In 1975 Guilherme moved to New York, where