Laurindo Almeida

1917 - 1995

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Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music. He and Bud Shank were pioneers in the creation of bossa nova. Almeida was the first guitarist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurindo Almeida has received more than 126,447 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Laurindo Almeida is the 996th most popular musician, the 361st most popular biography from Brazil and the 19th most popular Brazilian Musician.

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  • 16

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Among musicians, Laurindo Almeida ranks 996 out of 2,675Before him are Michael Angelo Batio, Ivan Lins, Mulatu Astatke, David Sanborn, Trịnh Công Sơn, and Francis Goya. After him are Scott LaFaro, Paul Bley, Levon Helm, François Habeneck, Enrique Santos Discépolo, and Frankie Laine.

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Among people born in 1917, Laurindo Almeida ranks 171Before him are Ossie Davis, Robert Byrd, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Mouloud Mammeri, Jacqueline Auriol, and Musine Kokalari. After him are Yuri Lyubimov, Larry O'Brien, Betty Holberton, Marsha Hunt, William H. McNeill, and Otto Glória. Among people deceased in 1995, Laurindo Almeida ranks 154Before him are Bobby Riggs, Butterfly McQueen, René Wellek, Jean Tardieu, Albrecht Unsöld, and Agustín Gaínza. After him are Doug McClure, Alexander Kaidanovsky, Peter Grant, Sterling Morrison, Khalid Bakdash, and Genrikh Kasparyan.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Laurindo Almeida ranks 361 out of 1,947Before him are Clodovil Hernandes (1937), Marcos Senna (1976), Ivan Lins (1945), Ricardo Rocha (1962), Gonçalves Dias (1823), and Juliano Belletti (1976). After him are Roberto Firmino (1991), Castro Alves (1847), Dante (1983), Hamilton Mourão (1953), Oswaldo Cruz (1872), and Alisson (1992).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, Laurindo Almeida ranks 19Before him are Luiz Bonfá (1922), Dorival Caymmi (1914), Rita Lee (1947), Max Cavalera (1969), Airto Moreira (1941), and Ivan Lins (1945). After him are Pixinguinha (1897), Kiko Loureiro (1972), Eliane Elias (1960), Igor Cavalera (1970), Andreas Kisser (1968), and Marisa Monte (1967).