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Laurindo Almeida (Composer)

Born: 2nd September 1917, San Paolo, Brazil

Died: 26th July 1995, Van Nuys, LA, United States

Nationality: Brazilian

Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music. He and Bud Shank were pioneers in the creation of bossa nova. Almeida was the first guitarist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. His discography encompasses more than a hundred recordings over five decades.

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