Award winning London-based Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Marcelo Andrade has recently released his debut solo album "African Tree" during his travels through East Africa, Europe and his homeland Brazil, recording over 70 people mostly using his laptop.
Marcelo has performed at North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Kaunas Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Umea Jazz Festival amongst many others, and at venues such as Ronnie Scott's, The Jazz Cafe, The Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Centre.
As well as playing saxophones, flutes, violin, guitar and also singing, Marcelo also runs a regular Saxophone Workshop in North London, and a Percussion, Composition and Dance Workshop together with long term associate percussionist Adriano Adewale and dancer Carolina Paulino.
He also performs as a duo with Adriano Adewale, where he plays, amongst other instruments, the "Rabeca" - the predecessor of today's violin, mostly heard in north-earstern Brazilian Music. In 2010 Adriano Adewale and Marcelo Andrade had the honour to open the evening for Salif Keita at the Barbican Centre and in 2012 for Paco de Lucia at the Royal Festival Hall, London.