His career got started in 2001 when he founded Negroove, a band that warmed up the nights of Recife with a set of samba, soul and funk, when he played all over the main Brazilian capitals, even moving out to Chile, in 2006. However, his references went beyond the syncopated beats, and soon he started lending his voice to jingles and locutions for radio and TV spots as well as participating in other artists’ albums. And that was the pace when the Sungatrio producers (China, Chiquinho and Homero Basílio), noticing this multi-skilled talent, invited him to record an electronic album. Listening to some of these yet unreleased tracks DJ Dolores found the crooner that was missing in his new band formation and along with him traveled to Europe in the end of 2008, where they performed in very important festivals and places in France (Millau Jazz Festival – Millau, Cabaret Sauvage – Paris), Spain (Spacio Movistar – Barcelona), Belgium (Dranouter Jazz Festival – Dranouter, Polé Polé – Ghent) and Switzerland (Paleó Festival – Nyon) as well as back to Brazil, when they played at the respectful TIM Festival, in Rio de Janeiro. Nowadays, besides singing for DJ Dolores, Jr.
Black is finalizing his first solo album along with Sungatrio, that will be called RGB (Joínha Records), and will be released by the end of 2009, though you may already find some tracks in internet blogspot’s collections. In this work, Jr. Black synthesizes everything he absorbed ever since his beginning until now, bringing up to you some bust-a-move songs and mellow soul themes. Release: China Translation: Stanford Siqueira Read more on Last.fm.
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