As a guitar player Carvalho is cliche-free, non-flamboyant, and mature, with firm fingering, economical strumming, wealthy economic ideas and chords, and an understated yet firm sound
Marco is a guitarist, composer and arranger originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He now resides in the Seattle, Washington area.
Marco has played guitar for over twenty years. He holds a bachelor's degree in classical guitar from the Brazilian Music Conservatory, where he was taught by Juarez Carvalho, whom Marco considers his greatest mentor of the guitar. Marco has studied and played with many great Brazilian musicians including Luiz Eca, Affonso Vieira, Lucas Robatto, Ronaldo Miranda, and Helio Delmiro. He also plays with some wonderful Seattle-based musicians including Hans Teuber, Tad Britton, Daniel Carvalho, Rick Houle, Buddy Catlett, Jeff Johnson, Guil Guimaraes, Lori Goldston, Magno Lins, Steve Griggs, Geoff Cooke, Michael White, and many others!