Arnaldo DeSouteiro (Brazil)
Journalist, Jazz & Brazilian Music Historian, Record Producer, Publicist, Arranger, Percussionist, Educator, member of Jazz Journalists Association, voting member of NARAS-GRAMMY, founder of the JSR (Jazz Station Records) label.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Arnaldo DeSouteiro is a Musical Philosopher, Journalist, Jazz & Brazilian Music Historian, Record Producer, Publicist, Arranger, Percussionist, Educator, Radio DJ, TV host, Member of JJA (Jazz Journalists Association), LAJS (Los Angeles Jazz Society), AIM, ABI, and Voting Member of NARAS-GRAMMY. Founder of the JSR (Jazz Station Records) label, a division of Jazz Station Marketing & Consulting. JSR was voted for several years one of the world's best jazz labels by DownBeat magazine.
Arnaldo DeSouteiro has produced over 530 albums and sessions featuring: Luiz Bonfa, João Gilberto, Dom Um Romão, Thiago de Mello, Dexter Payne, Ithamar a Koorax, João Donato, Palmyra & Levita, Mario Castro-Neves, Jorge Pescara, Paula Faour, Fabio Fonseca, Claudio Roditi, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Pascoal Meirelles, Yana Purim, Pingarilho, Marcelo Salazar, Ron Carter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Steve Swallow, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Sadao Watanabe, Jurgen Friedrich, Deodato, Jadir de Castro, Azymuth, Marcio Montarroyos, Sivuca, Laudir Oliveira, Marcos Valle, Jay Berliner, George Young, David Matthews, Lew Soloff, Alphonso Johnson, Gene Bertoncini, John McLaughlin, Claus Ogerman, Raul de Souza, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and others.
As a composer, he co-wrote songs with Dave Brubeck, Fabio Fonseca, Francesco Gazzara, Ithamara Koorax and Mamoru Morishita.