Manoel Vieira is a jazz and classical composer and pianist. He is known for his versatility and his artistic plurality. He also olds a PhD in jazz piano from Laval University in Canada and a master’s degree in classical piano from the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. His musical training produces an enriching combination where classical piano and jazz piano meet. In the classical sphere, he has performed several solo recitals as well as concertos with symphony orchestras in Brazil, performing great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Gershwin, among others. In the jazz field, he has been in charge of several musical projects including the Manoel Vieira Trio, a project of original
compositions with choro and jazz as main influences. He regularly works as a pianist, arranger and music producer with several artists and jazz groups in Canada and Brazil. He has participated in several music festivals, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Quebec International Jazz Festival.