Son of a musician who was active in the bossa nova movement in the 60's, João Marcos Carneiro Guimarães began his career indulging in this influence. In 1991, at the age of 19, he was invited to be part of the Nossa Banda group to play bass and take on the role of Musical Director, gaining prominence in events in Rio de Janeiro, accompanying several artists. In 1993, JM recorded the first SAMBA CD project. That's when the famous group MOLEJO was born.
In 2020, João Marcos completes 29 years as a professional in the music industry. A life completely dedicated to music that gave him remarkable moments, such as invitations to participate in CDs and DVDs of great national artists, awards and gold, platinum and double platinum awards given to him by the Warner Continental label in recognition of the excellent and brilliant work that made on the CD's that he participated as an artistic producer, arranger and double bass player. The song "Samba Rock do Molejão", was one of his most successful compositions, turning into a cheering hymn for one of the biggest soccer teams in Rio de Janeiro, Vasco da Gama, who still sings his samba at the famous Maracanã stadium during several matches , paying homage to its composers.
Recognition of EXCELLENCE
João Marcos was invited to be the musical director (a top position within a band) of most of the bands he's worked for, such as Fundo de Quintal, Molejo, Rastapé, Pery Ribeiro, Jeito Moleque, Pixote, Marcelo D2, Leandro Sapucahy, Thiaguinho and most recently Diogo Nogueira. He was also invited to participate in the CD and DVD recordings of popular Brazilian artists such as Jamelão, Alcione, Jorge Aragão, Xuxa, Inimigos da Hp, Beto Barbosa, Claudinho and Buchecha, Elimar Santos, Negritude Junior, Thiaguinho, Molejo, Fundo de Quintal, Rastapé, Doce Encounter, Eliana de Lima, Sampa Crew among others. JM is known for his leadership skills combined with his unique musically whilst conducting artists on stage.
JM is a great asset to our Brazilian popular music.