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ABOUT

Born in Santa Cruz do Sul, RS – Brazil, started his studies in guitar performance at Berklee College of Music in 2004. While at Berklee, grammy nominated jazz pianist Eliane Elias heard him and hired him on the spot. Ricardo graduated and began touring the world performing at many prestigious jazz festivals as a member of her quartet. 

Soon after he was invited by Esperanza Spalding to join her band, which led to several worldwide tours, 3 Grammys as well as numerous television appearances.

Among the performances stand out the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony awarded for

president Barack Obama; Rock in Rio as well as opening shows for Prince, Carlos

Santana and George Benson.

As a studio musician Ricardo has worked extensively recording on several albums in

many different genres, including Esperanza Spalding’s Chamber Music Society, which

awarded her the Grammy® for Best New Artist and features Ricardo Vogt alongside

Milton Nascimento; and Radio Music Society, winner of 2 Grammys where Ricardo

plays with Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Leo Genovese.

Ricardo is fully endorsed by Godin Guitars since 2006. Recently Godin developed a

special guitar for Ricardo which has a bass string and an alternate tuning. The guitar is a signature series called ‘Multiac Ambiance tuned for Ricardo Vogt’ and is featured on his project with Brazilian musician Veronica Nunes.

 

Ricardo is also a distinguished singer/songwriter. One of his compositions is featured on Sergio Mendes latest album called Magic. He also has written several songs in

partnership with Milton Nascimento and Pedro Bernardo. Their songs are being

released in an album produced by Ricardo that also features Downbeat Best Jazz Vocal

Award winning Leala Cyr.

MUSIC
PHOTOS  
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RECORDINGS
ELIANE ELIAS
BOSSA NOVA STORIES
2008-BLUE NOTE RECORDS
*Gold Disc Award in Japan
ESPERANZA SPALDING
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY 
2010-HEADS UP INTERNATIONAL
*Grammy winner for
Best New Artist
ESPERANZA SPALDING
RADIO MUSIC SOCIETY 
2012-HEADS UP INTERNATIONAL
*Grammy winner for
Best Jazz Vocal album
*Grammy winner for Best
Instrumental Arrangement 
accompanying vocalist
SERGIO MENDES
MAGIC 
2013-OKEH
*Grammy nominated for
Best World Music Album
BANDA MAGDA
TIGRE 
2017-DECCA
GREGOIRE MARET
WANTED 
2016-SUNNYSIDE RECORDS
LEO GENOVESE
SEEDS 
2013- PALMETTO RECORDS
VIDEOS
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