(percussionist, singer, composer)
He has been an important musical partner of the singer since 2005. He was responsible for the artistic direction of Rodica’s first CD, in which he also participates in most of the musical numbers. He also made a valuable contribution to her second CD: “Blues in my blood”. He participated in the show celebrating it’s release in the Solar Theater (Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 2012) and in the Festival Canoa Blues (Canoa Quebrada/CE, 2013).
The singer and percussionist Sérgio Pererê has been recognized as an important figure in the musical scene in Minas Gerais, especially for his work as a composer. His songs have been recorded by well-known Brazilian musicians. He has produced up until now, six CDs, (two are from the musical group Tambolelê, in which he participated for many years, and four are CD solos, with his own compositions). He has made important contributions to diverse artistic projects in Minas Gerais, such as the International Festival of Black Art. He has shared the stage with great names of the Brazilian musical scene, such as Nana Vasconcelos, Milton Nascimento and Wagner Tiso.
(Otávio Rocha: guitarrist; Ugo Perrotta: bass player; Beto Werther: drum player)
The singer has worked with the trio “Blues Groovers” since 2009. These valuable musicians were responsible for the musical and artistic production of her second CD: “Blues in my blood”.
Formed by veterans of blues in Brazil, together and individually they have accompanied great musicians of the national and international musical scene such as Charlie Musselwhite, Norton Buffalo, Eric Gales, Taj Mahal, Larry McCray, Flávio Guimarães, Little Jimmy King, among others. They are currently and have been members in the past of well-known bands on the national scene: Big Allanbik and Blues Etílicos.
He participated in the singer’s second CD: “Blues in my blood” and is currently part of the band that has accompanied the singer in shows based on her blues repertoire, along with Blues Groovers.
He has played with important names of the instrumental music scene such as Paulo Moura, Victor Biglione, Marcio Montarroios, among others. Currently he plays with Thalma de Freitas and Jane Duboc and, parallel to this, he works with Fael and Fábio Mondego - both associates of "bandeira8" – a musical production enterprise that develops music for cinema. The artist has composed musical numbers for films such as “O meu nome não é Johnny” / “Romance” / “De pernas pro ar”, as well as for TV programs (globosat, gnt, sportv, telecine, globo).
(guitarist and musical arranger)
He was the musical director of the singer’s first CD: “From Mississippi to São Francisco” and also played different instruments in a variety of the musical numbers that are part of her second CD: “Blues in my blood”.
Over the course of his 18-year musical career, he has accompanied various artists, such as Victor & Leo, Zeca Baleiro, Fábio Júnior, Sandy & Junior, Armandinho, Vander Lee, Ceumar, Verônica Sabino, Rita Ribeiro and Vanessa da Mata. He has participated in shows with Paulo Moska, Vitor Ramil, Moraes Moreira, Luis Melodia, Elza Soares, Pena Branca, Xangai, Dante Ozzetti, Chico Lobo, Renato Borguetti and Zé Renato. In the studio, he has recorded with Zeca Baleiro (PetShop Mundo Cão), Lenine (Falange Canibal), Skank (Carrossel), Mother ("Tributo a John Lennon"), Das Dores de Oratório (Song Book João Bosco), Vander Lee ("Vander Lee Ao Vivo"), Celso Adolfo (O Tempo), Ceumar (Sempre Viva), Sérgio Sampaio (Cruel), Fábio Junior (CD and DVD Fabio Junior Ao Vivo), Chico Lobo (CD and DVD Viola Brasileira).
(bass player, producer and musical arranger)
He has participated in concerts presenting the repertoire of the singer’s first CD: “From Mississippi to São Francisco” in several musical festivals and events.
The nephew of two well-known bass players in the Brazilian musical scene – Paulinho Horta and Yuri Popoff – and of the renowned guitarist Toninho Horta, he grew up hearing diverse types of music. He received various prizes such as those that recognized him for his talent as “best musician” in student music festivals, including the Prize “Young Instrumentalist BDMG” – 2002 in Belo Horizonte, MG. He was responsible for producing the following CDs: Marcio Brant – Fábrica de Sonhos (2005); Tino Fernandes – Bambalauê (2004); Banda KabocloZen (1999); Lucas dos Anjos (2007); Junior Bocca (2007), among others.
He participated in the singer’s first CD and also in shows linked to the project developed in partnership with Sérgio Pererê, which aims to explore the relationship between Afro-Brazilian and Afro-American musical forms and expressions.
Self-taught, Sérgio Silva perfected his technique in courses and workshops with renowned percussionists such as Marcos Suzano, Robertinho Silva, Djalma Correia and the instrumentalist Al di Meola. Today he is considered a point of reference for percussion in Minas Gerais and gives lessons to instrumentalists and theatrical and musical groups such as “O Galpão” and “O Ponto de Partida”, with whom he has worked for various years. He has performed shows with renowned artists such as Milton Nascimento, Beto Guedes, Titane, Maurício Tizumba, Paulinho Pedra Azul, Gilvan de Oliveira, Nivaldo Ornelas, Lô Borges, Chico Lobo, Robertinho Brant among others. He won the prize for best instrumentalist – “Troféu Pró-Música Minas Gerais” in 2003.
Júlio Bittencourt Trio
(Julio Bittencourt: drum player; Luciano Bittencourt: electric and acoustic guitar player; Benjamim "BJ" Bentes: bass player)
The singer has performed shows focusing on the musical genre of jazz with this trio since 2008, mostly in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. These talented musicians performed in the musical number – “Into my soul” – on the singer’s second CD: “Blues in my blood”.
Júlio Bittencourt Trio has recorded two CDs of compositions of their own. The members of this trio possess 22 years of professional experience. They have accompanied musicians such as Ron Miller and Ben Champion in the United States and Mongol, Paulo Moura, Leo Gandelman, Ithamara Koorax and Manu Lê Prince in Brazil, among others.
Júlio Bittencourt Trio
“Rodica had an impact on me from the first moment I heard her. She is a different kind of singer with a delivery and authenticity that make a strong impression. I think that Brazil has gained an important standard of measure for blues and jazz with her arrival on the scene, and I am particularly happy to have her as part of Delira. Wherever Rodica appears on stage, there will be a happy audience. And blues will have moved one step ahead.” (Marcelo Pera)