Romero Lubambo :: Brazilian Jazz Guitarist Extraordinaire



"Lubambo, one of Brazilian jazz's premier fingerstylists, is the main attraction... brilliant, rhythmically inventive single-note playing."   — David R. Adler, All Music magazine

Praise & Accolades

What critics are saying about Romero Lubambo:

"This guitarist is a magician with an unmistakable blend of jazz, Brazilian music and perfection."

— Felix Contreras, NPR

"A typical Lubambo performance is packed with a winning combination of raw energy, finesse and deeply intuitive, spur-of-the-moment calls that give every take its own sparkling personality."

— Mark Holston, Jazziz

" is a must for all fans of Brazilian guitar and the purest expression of Lubambo's art to date."

— DownBeat

"Guitarist Romero Lubambo may be the best practitioner of his craft in the world today... [his] facility, creativity and energy are in a class all their own."

— Jazziz

"Romero is the best Brazilian guitarist there is."

— Herbie Mann

"...an absolute wizard of post-bop acoustic jazz..."

— Diane Gordon, Acoustic Guitar

"Lubambo is a masterful guitarist who writes seductive songs."

— Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

"Guitarist Romero Lubambo takes melody, rhythm, and harmony and fuses them into one soaring entity, always assuming a forward-looking posture."

David R. Adler, All Music

"Equally facile on electric and acoustic, Lubambo has become one of the most frequently recorded guitarists in the world..."

— Mark Holston, Guitar Player

Articles, Concert and CD Reviews

News and reviews for Romero Lubambo's recordings and live performances:

Article: Alt.Latino's Spring New Music Roundup (NPR, 2017)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Setembro — A Brazilian Under the Jazz Influence" (Jazziz Magazine, 2016)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "SÓ: Brazilian Essence" (DownBeat Magazine, 2014)

Article: Romero Lubambo: For the Love of Jazz... (JazzTimes, 2013)

Performance Review: Three Cheers for the Luciana Souza Trio ([art]seen, 2010)

Performance Review: Gal Costa and Romero Lubambo ([art]seen, 2009)

CD Review: Trio da Paz, "Trio da Paz With Joe Locke" (Jazz Times, 2009)

Performance Review: Dianne Reeves, "With Strings Attached" (Jazz Times, 2009)

Performance Review: Gal Costa & Romero Lubambo Duo (Global Rhythm, 2008)

Performance Review: Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke: Live at JazzBaltica (Jazz Times, 2008)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Softly" (Jazz Rendezvous, 2007)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Softly" (Jazz Times, 2007)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Softly" (Jazz Review, 2006)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Softly" (SwapACd, 2006)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Softly" (All Music Guide, 2006)

Performance Review: Tranquility Jazz Festival 2005 (Jazz Times, 2005)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Rio de Janeiro Underground" (Jazz Times, 2003)

CD Review: "Brazilian Nights Featuring Romero Lubambo" (Jazz Times, 2002)

CD Review: "Brazilian Nights Featuring Romero Lubambo" (StarPulse.com, 2002)

CD Review: "Brazilian Nights Featuring Romero Lubambo" (All Music, 2002)

CD Review: Romero Lubambo, "Lubambo" (Jazz Times, 1999)