Brazilian bassist, composer, arranger and producer.
Manoel Cruz was born in 1969 and raised in music environment playing since very young. He has studied in “Fundação das Artes” and “Universidade Livre de Música Tom Jobim” http://www.emesp.org.br/pt/home/ - one of most importants music universities in Brazil
For more than 20 years he is performing in Clubs, TV Shows, Festivals and Concerts as a sideman of many Brazilian and overseas artists as Adylson Godoy (Maestro e Pianista), Chico di Medori Grupo, Pery Ribeiro, Claudia, Mirian Mirah, Carmen Silva, Noite Ilustrada, Carlos Alberto, Silvinho, Art Popular, Grupo Malícia, Almir Guineto, Jovelina Perola Negra, Remix Samba, Cia Sargentelli, Adriana Godoy, Grazi Medori, Ana Brazil & Ronaldo Perez.
During that time he also did a lot of arranging and producing of pop and instrumental groups.
In 2003 he has recorded his first album called “Alcatéia”.
Nowadays he is working with his “Manoel Cruz Quartet” in Brazil Jazz clubs performing his own compositions that was recorded from a concert in Teatro Humboldt in 2010 releases in CD/DVD “Under My Soul”.
His compositions are Brazilian Instrumental Music with a taste of Brazil regional music (baião, samba jazz), classical and modern jazz.
Manoel Cruz – Electric Bass and Double Bass
Denys Cristian – Acoustic Guitar
Iuri Salvagnini - Piano
Dino Daia- Saxophone Alto and Flute
Ricardo Barreto – Drums
Marcelo Malli- Percussion
Executive Producer: Marcos Chomen
Music Producer: Denys Cristian
Art Director: Marcos Chomen
Cover Photography: Adriano Dammas
Art&Design: Guilherme Raffide
Teatro Humboldt Producer: Pedro Grzywacz Neto
Audio Enginneer: Gorges Grenier
Production Assistent: Ale Mazagão
Recording: Cauê Alves
Mixing Studio: Estúdio Novos Tons (www.novostons.com.br)
Mixing Enginneers: Manoel Cruz/ Denys Cristian
Sandra Ruy (por acreditar sempre), Denys Cristian, Marcos Chomen e Michelle Thomas, Pedro Grzywacz Neto, Cauê Doktorczyk, Iuri Salvagnini, Adriano Dammas, Ricardo Barreto, Dino Daia, Marcelo Malli, Ale Mazagão, Gorges Grenier, José Adalberto, Gabriel Zanirato, Mauricio Melo, Fabio São Romão, Amilton Silva, Renata Ruy, André Carvejane, Maria de Lurdes e Osvaldo Ruy, Lana e Albano, Cintia e Joca, Dagmar, Neusa (TonTon jazz), Zacca (Teta jazz), Liége Monteiro e Marcio, Claudio Oliveira, Ricardo Berti, Adylson Godoy, Fabiano de Castro, Caio Muniz, Arthur Doca, Fernando Ramos.