Photo: Ruth Hochheimer Engelberg


MCB honors musician Rogério Botter Maio

Rogério Botter Maio is an acoustic and electric bass player, composer, arranger and music producer. Born in the city of Assis – interior of São Paulo – he studied music at UNICAMP, at Hochschule für Musik (Graz, Austria) and at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA).

Throughout his 37-year career, Botter Maio has built a consistent history on the music scene. In 1989, he acted on the soundtrack of the cinematographic work ‘The Godfather III’ while living in Rome.

He lived 15 years abroad, of which five were in New York (USA) playing with great international musicians such as: Paquito d’Rivera, Lionel Hampton, Cláudio Roditi, Manfredo Fest, Leny Andrade and others.

He recorded with Gerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc, Naná Vasconcelos and the trio of Dom Salvador, with whom he performed at the Chivas Jazz Festival 2003.

In 2004, the musician experienced a major milestone in his career when he performed with his musical group at the Indonesia Open Jazz Festival and since then he has taken his music and given his Brazilian music workshop in several European countries.

His return to Brazil was marked by partnerships with musicians Jovino Santos Neto, Danilo Caymmi, Ná and Dante Ozzetti and Soundscape Bigband, in addition to participation as a member of the trio of Nelson Ayres (1999 to 2005), of the trio of Adylson Godoy (2011) and the Mawaca Group (2012-2019).

The musician also acted as leader and producer of the albums: ‘Crescendo’, ‘Aprendiz’, ‘Prazer da Espera’, ‘Tudo por um Ocaso’ and ‘Sobre o Silêncio’ – album pre-nominated for the Brazilian Music Award (2013) .

Currently, Rogério Botter Maio is producing an online course and his first songbook (or “tablature book”). However, the musician also composes and arranges for chamber formations, in addition to playing his own projects in formations of trio, quartet and noneto, the latter having his debut at the Museu da Casa Brasileira (MCB) in 2016.



The sixth album by the bassist and composer was recently released and features 10 tracks dedicated exclusively to predominantly acoustic songs. On this album, some works are compositions previously recorded as instrumental and have received lyrics in recent years and others are unpublished works.

Entitled ‘For a close call’, the performance includes the participation of: Jane Duboc, Renato Braz, Sérgio Santos, Fátima Guedes, Vanessa Moreno, Ana Paula da Silva and Portuguese singer Jazzafari in vocal interpretations. The musicians Cristóvão Bastos and Hector Costita are also highlights in this work marked by a rich and varied instrumentation.

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About MCB
The Museum of the Brazilian House, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, is dedicated to the preservation and diffusion of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specializing in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on topics such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economics creativity, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the Design MCB Award stands out, the main segment award in the country held since 1986; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve memory about the rich diversity of living in the country.

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