Marvio Ciribelli began his classical piano studies
with Aurelio Silveira, at the 'Conservatorio Fluminense de Musica',
in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, where he also studied popular piano
with Pedro Motta, at the 'Instituto Abel', a well known school
in this town.
Marvio Ciribelli had composition lessons with Armando
Quezada and mastered his skills with the pianists/composers Luiz
Eça (Tamba Trio), Antonio Adolfo (Trio 3D) and Ian Guest
(Hungarian Educator), developing through this mixture of styles
his unmistakable own way of dealing with music.
Showing his sheer skill in communicating, Marvio
Ciribelli also likes to teach and build up new talents, enabling
them to discover his art and talent.
Marvio Ciribelli has been releasing his work since
1987 through the Mantra
Label. He has nine records launched by this label, being two
of them recorded live at the well known Montreux Jazz Festival
in Switzerland. The CD 'Nazareth na Confraria' has the American
singer Freddy Cole as a special guest interpreting the Bossa Nova
'Stay', a Marvio collaboration with Marcos Valle, who also plays
in the record.
Marvio Ciribelli formerly played with the singers
Altay Veloso, Bibi Ferreira, Vanessa Rangel, Chamon, José
Tobias, Nilze Carvalho, Sonia Santos and the instrumentalists
Chico Batera and Alex Malheiros. He has also taken part in several
jazz festivals in Brazil and abroad. In Brazil he played at the
Cascavel Jazz Festival, in the State of Paraná;
Vitoria Jazz Festival in Vitoria, in the State of Espírito
Santo; Ibitipoca Jazz Festival and Ipatinga Live Jazz, in the
State of Minas Gerais; Buzios Jazz & Blues Festival, in the
State of Rio de Janeiro; Maceio Jazz Festival in Maceió,
in the State of Alagoas. He has played abroad three times at the
Montreux Jazz Festival and he also had remarkable performances
at the Brissago Jazz Festival and Brienz Jazz Festival, all in
Amongst his best performances we could also mention
the following: Parque Garota de Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro (RJ);
Concert in honor of Princess Sayako from Japan at Night Rio's
Bar, in the City of Rio de Janeiro RJ; a performance at
the club 'Mistura Fina' in RJ, which was recorded for broadcasting
on a Canadian Cable TV channel; Teatro Calil Haddad in Maringá,
in the State of Parana; Program 'SESC Instrumental' (at 'SESC
Paulista' in the City of São Paulo SP, recorded
by a Brazilian TV channel); live at the 'Programa do Jô',
a famous chat show for the Brazilian TV Globo channel; Parque
das Ruinas in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the Bar Carioca
da Gema also in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
A piano teacher of Brazilian music and improvisation,
Marvio Ciribelli held a workshop for professionals and students
from all the world. It took place in Los Angeles, USA. He was
invited by the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators).
The musician Jamey Aebersold, one of the most important authors
of books and CDs about jazz and improvisation, attended his workshop.
Marvio produced several quality independent artists and managed
the Jazz Label 'Finest' from the record company Spotlight in RJ,
for which he produced the CD "Azymuth 21 anos" establishing
the comeback of the original line up of one of the best known
Brazilian groups abroad. This CD was recently released for the
second time by the Brazilian record company Som Livre.
Marvio had some music tracks launched in records
abroad. In Germany in the CDs Groove - Brazil 500 Years and Dancing
in Rio. In Japan, in the CD Akitoshi Aoyama Project and in England
in the CD The Return of the Ipanemas.
Furthermore, Marvio was responsible for the composition
of the soundtrack for the film 'A Terceira Morte de Joaquim Bolivar'
(2001), directed by Flavio Candido, starting with this work his
share in working with the Brazilian movie industry.
Throughout 2002 Marvio Ciribelli was the musical
manager in charge of booking the artists musicians for the Centro
de Arte Helio Oiticica (directed by Charles Watson) in Rio de
Janeiro, where he developed a project to highlight the best in
contemporary Brazilian music.
From 2001 to 2003 Marvio Ciribelli produced a project
called 'Fazendo o que Gosta', in which he received in his city,
Niteroi (RJ), several guests famous for their work all over the
world. About the project "Fazendo
o que gosta".
Marvio Ciribelli has been playing throughout Brazil,
with different band line ups accompanying him, that could count
with the trombone players Paulo Williams and Johnson de Almeida;
the bass players Rogerio
Fernandes, Dudu Lima, Alex Rocha and Alex Malheiros; the drummers
Bahia, Ivan 'Mamão' Conti, Rocyr Abbud, Flavinho Santos
and Waltenir Estevão; the percussionists Paulão
Menezes and Jakare; and the saxophone players Marcelo Martins
and Tino Jr. They are all excellent musicians who share with Marvio
the love for Brazilian music and the same regard for the quality
of their work.
Moreover, Marvio Ciribelli also plays as a guest to other musicians,
as in the gig from guitar player Jan Dumée (from Dutch
group Focus), in March 2003, at the jazz club "Mistura
Fina" in Rio de Janeiro, where he played alongside Arthur
Maia, Mario Seve, Xande Figueiredo, Rodrigo Lessa and Carlos
Malta, amongst others.
During May 2004, Marvio Ciribelli worked as
Piano Clinician for the 1st 'Niterói Musifest', a jazz
festival promoted by the bass player Athur Maia. Marvio invited
the clarinetist Paulo Moura, trompet player Silvério
Pontes, drummer Mamão (Azymuth) and trombonist Zé
da Velha to play with him in a special concert during the
festival. Marvio Ciribelli also played (in a jam session) with Brazilian Jazz legendary multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal.
In 2004 Marvio Ciribelli launched the CD "Fazendo o que Gosta", recorded a duo work with percussionist Marcelo Salazar and produced another musical project (St. Moritz Bar - Rio de Janeiro) receiving artists as singers Carol Saboya, Thomas-Maria Reck, Morana and Anna Pessoa, guitarist Jan Dumée, bassist Alex Malheiros, drummer Mamão and trompet player Silvério Pontes. The Ciribelli's new live CD (also recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival) is going to be lauched in 2005.
Pianist, keyboard player, composer, arranger, producer,
jazz musician, choro musician... There are many words that can
be used to define Marvio Ciribelli. Marvio is indifferent to fads
and a follower of the best in jazz tradition that became universal
and acquired a local color, incorporating to this tradition the
best of Brazilian roots such as samba, baião, choro, bossa
nova and frevo (different Brazilian styles). Furthermore, he still
adds to this formula all his creativity and enthusiasm, obtaining
as a result a Brazilian jazz, that imposes itself through its
quality and identity.
Fascinating music from someone who really is doing
what he likes best. With excellent musical background, classical
as well as popular, Marvio Ciribelli shows total control of the
means of expressing himself, which allows him to exercise his
enormous creative potential with total freedom and precision,
building his own language, very personal, which quickly captivates
demanding ears from those who don't follow limitations imposed
by the market. What you hear from Marvio Ciribelli is always captivating
and thrilling. Above all, it is music - at its best!
repertoire is based on his own compositions, co-operating with
other musicians and making arrangements for compositions from
other musicians, Brazilian or even international ones, as long
as they reflect his innovative and exiting spirit that is his
Amongst his collaborations
with other musicians we could mention his compositions with Marcos
Valle, Alex Malheiros (Azymuth), Sidinho Moreira, Dom Chacal,
Luiz Eça (Tamba Trio), Ian Guest, and his 'Good ol' mates'
Marcio Bahia, Dudu Lima, Marcelo Martins, Glaucio Martins and
Paulo Williams. Amongst his recorded arrangements we find compositions
from Tom Jobim, Ary Barroso, Laercio de Freitas, Dory Caymmi and
Nelson Motta, Marcos and Paulo Sergio Valle, João Bosco
and Aldir Blanc, Ernesto Nazareth, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Chico Buarque
and also Bill Lee (Spike Lee's Father).