‘Toquinho’ en concierto.
Gira ’50 años de Bossa Nova’
The Brazilian singer and guitarist Antônio Pecci Filho, better known as Toquinho, celebrates the anniversary of his 55-year career during his tour, which will be coming to the Jameos del Agua Auditorium. Well-known for his collaborations with Vinicius de Moraes either as a song writer or a performer, he keeps recording albums and playing music all around the world. Toquinho was born in Sao Paulo.
His parents were Italian immigrants and he is of Cantabrian descent on his father’s side. When he was 14, he learned to play guitar with Paulinho Nogueira and kept studying harmony along with Edgar Gianulo, classic guitar with Isaias Sávio and orchestration with Léo Peracchi. He also met Oscar Castro-Neves and studied with
The professional career of Toquinho began during the 60s thanks to the shows promoted by the radio star Walter Silva in the famous Paramount theatre of Sao Paulo. He composed his first song, “Lua Cheja” (full moon), with Chico Buarque. His first great success “Que Maravilha” was written in 1970 alongside Jorge Benjor.
The same year, the co-writer of the worldwide successful song “Garota de Ipanema” Vinicius de Moraes invited him to participate in a series of concerts in Buenos Aires. Their strong partnership lasted 11 years and resulted in the creation of 120 songs, 25 albums and more than a thousand shows.
After Vinicius de Moraes died in 1980, Toquinho pursued his career alone. He often performed with other talented musicians such as Paulinho da Viola, Danilo Caymmi, Paulinho Nogueira, and Chico Buarque.
Throughout his career, Toquinho has always composed for children and has released five albums for kids, including Arca de Noé (1980) with Vinicius de Moraes, and Casa de brinquedos (1983).
The formation includes:
Toquinho- Guitar and voice
Camilla Faustino- Voice
Javier Colina- Double bass
Marcio Dhiniz- Drums