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Scott Mayo releases Meu Brasil at Resident DTLA

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger Scott Mayo will release his third album Meu Brasil on January 17, 8pm, in LA’s Arts District Resident (428 South Hewitt Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013). Meu Brasil is his first Brazilian project and features maestro Sergio Mendes, guitarists/composers Dori Caymmi and Guinga and the voice of Gracinha Leporace, among others.

“This album is an homage to a music and a country that has so deeply shaped my musical life. It’s called Meu Brasil because I wanted to share how the music has touched me and, from my Black American perspective, how I feel the music,” shares Mayo. For this album release party, Mayo will be joined by a stellar team of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles.

Mayo recorded most of Meu Brasil in his studio, Pipewind Sound, in Pasadena. Other recordings took place in various studios in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Manila and Stockholm. Mayo says the album was completed during the pandemic, so it was challenging to bring everyone together in the same room. “I used all the technology I had to finish the album, from receiving tracks around the globe to watching the strings record in Manila from my studio in Pasadena! It was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to share all of it with the world.”

One of the first songs Mayo completed was “Trezinho do Corcovado” composed by Guinga. “I was in Brazil with Sergio when Guinga came by the studio to play some of his songs for Sergio’s album,” said Mayo. “When he played ‘Trezinho,' I fell in love.” Mayo asked Guinga’s permission to record the song for Meu Brasil. “I wanted him to play on the recording too since no one in the world plays guitar like him. It’s such an honor.”

With more than 30 years of music industry experience, Scott Mayo brings a unique musical perspective and skill set ranging from record production, composition and musical direction to Grammy-winning writing, arranging and performing.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023



428 South Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013