Brazilian pop and jazz Artist who hit the charts with "Madalena," "Love Dance," and many other songs. "Love Dance" from 1989 became one of history's most recorded songs. He and Vitor Martins were longtime collaborators.
He initially contemplated volleyball as a career, but music won out.
He forged a longtime partnership with Composer Vitor Martins, and together they turned out songs that featured rich and distinctive harmonies.
His father was a naval Engineer whose graduate work was accomplished at M.I.T.
His jazz numbers were covered by several generations of performers, ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Barbra Streisand to Michael Buble.