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Mario Caribe is a Bassist/Composer who's always involved with the best players at any given moment of his his life. His enthusiasm and hard work always place him within exciting and innovative projects. He has experience with all styles of music, from symphonic to salsa, from jazz to klezmer, from samba to electronic music. He’s never afraid to try something new and this ever fresh attitude transpires through his music
Born 6th of august 1964 in São Paulo, Brazil, Mario started his musical education at 13 with Wilson Aggio playing Bossa Nova guitar. He switched to electric bass one year later and took lessons at Zimbo Trio's School - C.L.A.M., quickly moving on to playing gigs in the local Jazz scene.
In 1996 Mario moved to Scotland and was invited to join the Tommy Smith Sextet Beasts of Scotland, and later, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
He has played with many of the leading jazz musicians in the U.K. such as : Kenny Wheeler , Carol Kid , Norma Winston, Bobby Wellins , Louise Gibson, Suzanne Bonnar, Jamie Cullum, Carlos Pena , Phil Bancroft ,Tim Garland , Tommy Smith , Julian Arguelles ,Andy Panaiy, Martin Kershaw Tom Bancroft, Jamie Anderson, Brian Kellock , Steve Hamilton, John Rae , Clark Tracey , Paul Mills, Tom Gordon, Tom Bancroft, Sebastiaan De Krom, Stuart Richie, Jason Rebello , Chic Lyall , Gene Calderazzo, Jonathan Gee , Kevin McKenzie, Alex Yellowlees, Nigel Clark, Malcom McFarlane, Haftor Medboe , Paul Harrison, Paddy Flaherty, Dave Milligan, Guy Barker, Eddie Severn, Gerard Presencer, Tom McNiven , Damon Brown , Colin Steele, Andor Jensen , Claude Deppa, Dominic Aldis and Adam Glasser amongst many others.
Mario has also performed with leading European and North American artists such as Bobby Watson, Joe Lovano, Jesse Davis, Warren Vaché, Alvin Queen, David Sanches, Loren Stillman, Ken Peplowsky, Rick Margitza, Nguyen Lê, Greg Hutchinson, Scott Hamilton, Joe Locke, Valery Ponomarev, Sheyla Jordan, Madeline Eastman, Ari Hoenig , Laurent Robin , Edsel Gomez , George Colligan, David Berckman, Guus Jansen, Maria Schneider and Petter Wettre to name a few .