Awards & Winners

Naná Vasconcelos

Date of Birth 02-August-1944
Place of Birth Recife
(Brazil, Pernambuco, Northeast Region, Brazil)
Nationality Brazil
Also know as Nana Vasconcelos, Juvenal de Hollanda « Naná » Vasconcelos, Juvenal de Hollanda Vasconcelos, Nana Vasconcellos, Juvenal de Holanda Vasconcelos
Profession Percussionist, Composer, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Singer, Musician, Film Score Composer
Naná Vasconcelos is a Brazilian Latin jazz percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, most notable for his works with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, and Gato Barbieri. Beginning from 1967 he joined many artists' works as a percussionist. Among his many collaborations, he contributed to four Jon Hassell albums from 1976 to 1980, and later to several Pat Metheny Group works and Jan Garbarek concerts from early 1980s to early 1990s. In 1984 he appeared on the Pierre Favre album Singing Drums along with Paul Motian. He also appears on Arild Andersen's album If You Look Far Enough with Ralph Towner. He formed a group named Codona with Don Cherry and Collin Walcott, which released three albums in 1978, 1980 and 1982. In 1981 he performed at the Woodstock Jazz Festival, held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio. In 1998, Vasconcelos contributed "Luz De Candeeiro" to the AIDS benefit compilation album Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon produced by the Red Hot Organization. Vasconcelos was awarded the Best Percussionist Of The Year by the Down Beat Critics Poll for seven consecutive years, from 1984 to 1990.

Awards by Naná Vasconcelos

Check all the awards nominated and won by Naná Vasconcelos.


Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Roots Album
Honored for : Sinfonia & Batuques

Nominations 2011 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Roots Album Sinfonia & Batuques


Nominations 2007 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Roots Album Trilhas