What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of recording a new album?
The shadow of the previous albums and the drive to make a better one. This is specially difficult when you find your previous work to be very good.
What are you most proud of at this point in your life and career?
Of the progress I've made in absolutely every aspect of performing live.
How would you finish this sentence? “I don’t like to go a day without_________?
Who currently is drawing your attention as artists you’re excited about?
Lenine (always), Céu, Suricato, Cabeza de Panda, Simone Mazzer, Lisa Hannigan
What would be the most important piece of advice you’d impart to a young musician just starting out in the jazz/smooth jazz arena?
First see the hardest rock and roll band and get that feeling in your bones.
What’s your favorite non-music activity?
Going to the beach or the Botanical Garden in Rio. In a broader sense, travelling to historical places.
If you were magically allowed to spend an hour with whomever you chose in history… alive or dead… and really be able to get inside their head, who would that be?