Claudio was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with over 20 years of experience as an accomplished guitarist with a natural passion for music. He has developed a signature sound in his music that is very refreshing and exciting. His influences range from his native Bossa Nova and Samba to Jazz, Latin, Flamenco and Pop/Rock, giving him a distinct, unique and elegant sound.  Claudio’s credits include working with renowned artists such as Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Nestor Torres, Bebel Gilberto, Roberto Perera, Antonio Adolfo, Elba Ramalho and The Florida Philharmonic.  Claudio performs Solo or with Duos, Trios, Quartets or Full Band.