Panoramic view of Belo Horizonte from the Mangabeiras park.
Panoramique Mangabeiras - Belo Horizonte - photo by Rui Felipe Rebelo Prego

Welcome to my music world

where you'll always find a song of love to light up your heart

Paulinho of Paulinho Garcia at the Glenn Ellyn Jazz Festival - Illinois
Paulinho by Brad Walset

Here you’ll find a musician eager to share his 50+ years of experience with Brazilian music as a performer, composer, arranger and educator. 


*This self made website is a work in progress, it will be updated daily with new audio files, videos and information.

Paulinho is Brazilian music at its best.

"Paulinho Garcia phrases with something bordering on genius and plays a wonderful guitar."

Paulinho Garcia & Associates

Solo or with my associates I look forward to be part of your next event, whatever the venue may be. 😊

*Clicking on the BOOKING button below will take you to Jazzmin Music, where you can hire my services as an arranger, composer, educator and performer, as a solo act or with any of my associates.

Two For Brazil in Thailand
Two For Brazil in Thailand
Toots Thielemans

When Toots Thielemans, called upon me to play a song with him at the Jazzy Christmas concert in Singapore, It was one of the greatest moments of my music career. For once I felt I was in the right place at the right time.


I thank God for giving me the chance to be side by side with the master and to let us borrow him for 94 years. I know that God is happy to receive him back.


Rest In Peace Toots Thielemans (1922 – 2016)​

An impromptu performance by Toots and Paulinho at the Esplanade Hall of Singapore Jazzy Christmas concert, produced by Jeremy Monteiro, December 08, 2008.


Would I be able to support the master without stepping on his toes? With my mind full of questions I walk to the stage and do my best.

Latest recordings

*Clicking on the SHOP button below will take you to Jazzmin Records, where you can access and purchase all my music products i.e. CDs, scores and educational material.*

Upcoming Concerts

Chicago Latin Jazz Festival 2024


Paulinho Garcia Latin Jazz Sextet

Heitor Garcia, Geraldo de Oliveira and Dedé Sampaio - percussion

Victor Garcia - trumpet

Marcel Bonfim - Bass

chicago latin jazz festival 2024

Sound Minas is back at Sabor a Café

"Sound Minas" is pronounced identically as "São de Minas," which means "They Come From Minas," the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil."

True to the name, Dedé Sampaio, Geraldo de Oliveira, Heitor Garcia, and Paulinho Garcia are from Minas, and they have played together for over four decades.

In an uncommon appearance at Sabor a Café on Saturday, July 13, at 9:00 pm. please don't miss it.

Sabor a Café

2435 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

1 773 878 6327

A beautiful sold out concert in a warm January evening in Temecula, California.

Thank you all!


 “Thank you all who came to another sold-out concert at Bacchus Kitchen; we had a wonderful time”.

see you at the next concert.

‎Bacchus add 09:16:2023



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