From: United States

World, Jazz/Gospel, Brazilian

MAYUTO CORREA-MUSIC: lead vocal, all percussion instruments, guitar, composer (music and lyrics), arranger, conductor, musical director, producer. Mentioned in several encyclopedias around the world, including The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies By Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler and Dicionario da Musica Popular Brasileira by Ricardo Cravo Albim.

Performed in thousands of recording sessions and concerts with world-class artists including Cannonball Adderley; John Williams; Oliver Nelson; Nat Adderley; Stevie Wonder; Henry Mancini; Frank Sinatra; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Harry Belafonte; Burt Bacharach; The Temptations; Santana; The Crusaders; George Benson; Herbie Hancock; Harvey Mason; Ron Carter; Freddie Hubbard; Patrice Rushen; N’dugo Chancler; Ernie Watts; Joe Sample; Wilton Felder; Wayne Henderson; Nathan East; Lawrence Welk; Sonora Matansera; Oscar Brown, Jr.; George Duke; Gerald Albright; Ronnie Laws; Dave Grussin; Joe Pass; Herb Alpert; Tony Williams; US3; Branford Marsalis; Donald Byrd; Charles Lloyd; Gene Herris; Lamont Johnson; Gato Barbieri; Kirk Whalum; Kenny Rankin; Jonny “Hammond” Smith; Della Reese; Minnie Ripperton; Sarah Vaughan; Trini Lopez; Mirian Makeba; Hugh Mazekela; Don Ellis; Gerald Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Cal Tjader; Kenny Burrell; Lee Ritenour; Gabor Szabo; Carmen McRae; Syreeta; Leta N’bulo; Joe Williams; Neil Sedaka; Joao Gilberto; Tamba Four; Ahmad Jamal; Ray Brown; Marvin Gaye, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Carlos, Cauby Peixoto, Elza Soares; Moacyr Santos and Carlos Lyra, among many others.

International Festivals: Playboy Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz Festival, Jazz At Drew, Mexico Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Festival Internacional da Canção, among others.

His new band, CIDADE SANTA” was formed with the premises of reflecting a combination of Mayuto’s diverse careers, as percussionist, guitarist, singer, composer, arranger, playwright, director and actor. His high energy shows have the power to bring audiences to frantic participation and delirious applauses, which can be heard on his track “Bla,Bla,Bla” from upcoming CD, “Time After Time.”

Mayuto’s symphonic Work: SPECIAL SOLOIST AND FEATURED ARTIST on the record “Woman” by Burt Bacharach, performing as the percussionist on master pieces such as “Summer of ‘77’, “New York Lady”, “Dancing Fool”, “I Live In The Woods”, among other songs. SPECIAL SOLOIST AND FEATURED ARTIST on Henry Mancini’s record, “Symphonic Soul”, performing as the percussionist on Classic songs such as “Butterfly”, “Satin Soul”, “Peter Gunn” “Slow Hot Wind (Lujon)”, “Pick Up The Pieces”, “Sun Goddess”, “ Soul Saga” and “Symphonic Soul”

Creator end teacher of special learning method that includes MUSIC - percussion, guitar, vocal); DRAMA - characterization, timing, pace, improvisation, concentration, etc.; COMEDY - writing, content, style, timing. ALL HIS TEACHINGS ARE AVAILABLE AT HIS “TALENT CLEAN-IC”.

Credentials - MUSIC: over 30 years experience as percussionist, guitarist, arranger, composer, vocalist, producer, band leader; DRAMA: over 30 years as playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, coach, teacher, creator of two methods, (PARATHEATER and ZERO STATE); PSYCHOLOGY: over 30 years in Psychology: researcher, teacher, writer - actually, finishing dissertation for doctorate degree in psychology.

P-R-E-S-S——Q-U-O-T-E-S: ”Correa, who plays guitar in addition to every percussion instrument ever invented, turned the evening into a Brazilian jazz carnival. The rhythms were exhilarating whether on conga or cuica, the vocals alluring in English or Portuguese.” LEONARD FEATHER - The L.A. Times.

“As for Mayuto, he is a non-stop, one-man rhythm section, adding considerable spice and seasoning, directing and inspiring his combo unostentatiously, and keeping the total sound romantic rather than erotic. It’s a joyful blend—-a challenge to anyone who thinks he or she can sit still.” HARVEY SIDERS - Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

“We suggest that the next time Mayuto performs the seats be removed. We regret that we couldn’t write more today — its very hard to write/think while you are in motion — since we are joining the rest of the audience in a moving, standing ovation (or was that just swaying and clapping). My wife Charlotte, who often accompanies me to these events and was in the past a professional dancer, began swaying after the opening bar of the first song. By the end, she had lots of company.” RICHARD WISEMAN - Beverly Hills News.

“Finally Correa himself, who had done just about everything else during this exhausting hour, took the center stage for a wildly acrobatic tambourine dance.” LEONARD FEATHER - The L.A. Times.