Manfredo Fest

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Birthday
13, 1936
Birthplace
Brazil
DEATH DATE
Oct 8, 1999 (63)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1936
Birthplace
Brazil
DEATH DATE
Oct 8, 1999 (63)

About

Legally blind jazz and bossa nova artist who read music in Braille.

Before Fame

His first LP was titled Bossa Nova, Nova Bossa and was released in 1963.

Trivia

He performed with such notable groups as Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and began collaborating with musician Sérgio Mendes during the 1970s.

Family Life

His wife was composer Lili Fest and his son guitarist Phil Fest.

Associated With

He was inspired as a young man by the jazz artistry of Bill Evans and George Shearing.