Toninho Ferragutti

  • 9970-toninho_20ferragutti_20-_20photo_20by_20gal_20oppido_20_2_
  • 9971-toninho_20ferragutti_20-_20photo_20by_20gal_20oppido_20_3_
  • 9972-toninho_20ferragutti_20-_20photo_20by_20gal_20oppido_20_4_
  • 9973-cover

O Sorriso Da Manu




Ferragutti is a musician, composer and arranger who has an extensive participation in concerts and cds of important artists in Brazil and abroad. His album Sanfonemas was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award in 2000 as Best Brazilian Roots album.  Another of his solo albums, Nem Sol ...

He regularly participates of important jazz festivals in USA and Europe, either performing solo or with Maria Schneider (USA), in duo with Mônica Salmaso (Brazil) and with Celine Rudolph (Germany).

-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐ Discography

OFERENDA (Eldorado , 1996) -­‐-­‐   CD recorded in duo with the saxophonist and conductor Roberto Sion (in Japan). 

SANFONEMAS (Pau Brasil, 2000) -­‐-­‐   First solo album, nominated for the Latin

Grammy Awards in 2000, in the Best Brazilian Roots Album category.

MPBABY (MCD , 2004) -­‐-­‐   Solo CD presenting children's songs for parents and children played in the accordion.

NEM SOL NEM LUA (Biscoito Fino, 2006) -­‐-­‐   CD with with 11 own compositions , recorded and arranged for accordion plus a string quintet. Nominated for Tim Awards as Best Instrumental Album.

TRIO 202 (Azul Music, 2008) -­‐-­‐   CD in a trio lineup with Nelson Ayres (piano) and

Ulisses Rocha (guitar), recorded live in New York, at Jazz Standart.

O SORRISO DA MANU (Borandá, 2012) -­‐-­‐   New authorial CD with 9 compositions, recorded entirely live in accordion, piano, bass, clarinet and percussion lineup, plus a string quartet (2 violins , viola, cello).


+ Show full Bio

Latin | World Music/Contemporary | World Music/Traditional


Garrett Baker

Current News

  • 12/10/201312/10/2013

Small Ideas Become Big Music: Toninho Ferragutti Grows O Sorriso Da Manu


In the silence the accordion plays, then the quartet joins in and the dancers begin to move with gentle grace. With beautiful insistence, the rhythms push and sway and the journey to O Sorriso Da Manu (released on December 10th, on Borandá Records) begins. From the first workshops where acclaimed Brazilian accordionist Toninho Ferragutti created his new works with a troupe of dancers to his new finished CD he’s seen the music grow and change and take on the colours of 21st...

Upcoming News

Press Clippings