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Between November 2001 and March 2004, Marvio Ciribelli led the project 'Fazendo o que gosta', responsible for the reunion of great quality musicians, every Sunday evening, at the Bar Orquídea, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

During this period of time, the main objective of the project was to value quality music, specially Brazilian music, joining artists of the greatest skill and expression.

Promoting unusual meetings, Marvio invited one of the best and most traditional Brazilian mandolim players, Ronaldo do Bandolim (from the groups 'Época de Ouro' and 'Trio Madeira Brasil') to play with the bass player from the Azymuth group, Alex Malheiros, specialist in samba-jazz; the Dutch rock group Focus (led by Thijs van Leer - with Jan Dumée, Bert Smaak and Bobby Jacobs) was there at the same occasion as the choro trumpet player Silvério Pontes. On another night, the same Focus played their famous tracks 'Sylvia' and 'Hocus Pocus' with Marcio Bahia, the drummer from the 'Wizard' Hermeto Pascoal. Marcio himself was part of a daring night when he played at the same time with the drummer Mamão (also from Azymuth group). Both with their drum kits set on stage.

His sister Mylena Ciribelli, who was the singer in his group before dedicating herself to radio and TV, had many guest appearances at the Orquídea, including one with the flute player Thijs Van Leer.

One of the best bass players in the world, Arthur Maia played along with Marcelo Martins, the former saxophone player from the group of the composer and singer Djavan. The guitar player Rogério Souza (Nó em Pingo d'água group and singer Ney Matogrosso) led a homage to the Brazilian composer Pixinguinha, a night when one of the biggest and best crowds of the project was gathered together. The bass players Dudu Lima and Rogério Fernandes also played together, playing their several different basses.

The Ibitipoca Jazz Festival (state of Minas Gerais – Brazil) had a special edition at the Orquídea, with the presence of its organizer, the guitar player Hérmanes Abreu. The cavaquinho (a similar Brazilian instrument to ukulele) player Márcio Hulk (percussionist who played with sax player Paulo Moura and singer Beth Carvalho), played with Dom Chacal (who played with Elis Regina and Sérgio Mendes – famous Brasilian artists). The guitar player Charlles Dacosta played with the French guitar player Nicolas Krassik and with the cavaquinho player Alessandro Cardoso. The mandolim player and singer Nilze Carvalho led a homage to the Brazilian composer Ary Barroso.

These were also great gigs: The mandolim players Rodrigo Lessa and Tiago do Bandolim (Ronaldo do Bandolim's son), the composer and guitar player Fred Martins, Azymuth group themselves (with José Roberto Bertrami, Mamão and Alex Malheiros), the pianist Laércio de Freitas (from the Brazilian soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas, the bass players Bebeto Castilho (Tamba Trio), Alex Rocha, Leri Machado, José Santa Roza (João Nogueira), Diogo Brown and Geferson Horta; the drummers Flavinho Santos, Mário Negrão (ex-MPB 4), Waltenir Estevão, Xande Figueiredo, Getúlio Pereira and Rocyr Abbud; the guitar players Dino Rangel, Mauro Costa Jr, Pierre Crapez (France), Billy Newman (U.S.A.) and Bjørn Klaggeg (Norway); the singers José Tobias, Agenor de Oliveira and Chamon (ex-Garganta Profunda, a well-known Brazilian vocal group), the percussion players Paulão Menezes (from the group of the singer Bia Bedran), Celsinho Silva (Nó em pingo d'água), Jakaré (from the groups of the singers Emílio Santiago and Simone), Pedrinho Lima and Sidinho Moreira (played with Paul Simon and Sting); the trombone players Paulo Williams, Johnson de Almeida and Zé da Velha, the singers Nilze Carvalho, Jurema de Cândia, Magda Belloti, Sabrina Malheiros and the group Gaz; the saxophone players Rodrigo Botter Maio, Renato Franco, Breno Hirata, Tino Jr. and Daniela Spielmann (from the Globo TV program Altas Horas); the mandolim player Sérgio Chiavazzoli (from singer Gilberto Gil’s group); the percussionist Chico Batera (from singer Chico Buarque’s group); and several young musicians who went to meet and even play with their idols.

The bar was transformed into a meeting point of musicians and good music lovers. The meetings were multiplying themselves as nearly all the musicians would come back on other days and play with their colleagues. The project tours to other places such as bars, clubs, theatres in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro and other cities in Brazil. Marvio's latest CD is a homage to the project called 'Fazendo o que Gosta' which means 'Doing what he likes best'.

Read the comments from the singer Marília Medalha after watching a gig from the project 'Fazendo o que Gosta'

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