"When I first heard Chico Pinheiro I was instantly struck by his great musicality and virtuosity. I pray that his talent and inspiration will keep growing and may continue to inspire and guide the next generation."
— MOACIR SANTOS
"Chico Pinheiro is a major player and writer - he is someone who will be around for a long, long time!"
— BRAD MEHLDAU
"I love his artistic voice: very sweet, passionate, and at the same time very fresh and new."
— DIANNE REEVES
"Chico Pinheiro is the perfect example of a bright new talent on the horizon, clearly proving people wrong who've claimed that nobody interesting has emerged on the brazilian music scene since my generation."
— EDU LOBO
"Chico Pinheiro is the next generation of great brazilian musicians. He's fantastic, somebody to really keep your eye on."
— BOB MINTZER
" I've been appreciating Chico's work for a long time and I'm a huge fan, there's no one around doing what he does. "
— CESAR CAMARGO MARIANO
“If you enjoy adventurous, creative and contemporary Brazilian music, Chico Pinheiro is the man taking it to the next level.”
— WDNA - Serious Jazz - Miami, FL, USA 2010
" We couldn't expect more from brazilian music - this is as good as it gets!"
— O ESTADO DE MINAS. Belo Horizonte. Dec. 2010
"Voilà un trés grand jazzman qui prend une importante place, avec finesse et assurance dans l'espace du jazz actuel."
— Le Monde Newspaper, France, 2011
“If BRAZIL could be translated through music nowadays, it would be something coming from Pinheiro's guitar.”
— O ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, Dec. 2010
“Chico Pinheiro is, with no doubt, the most brilliant composer of Brazilian music that has come up in recent decades.
O Estado de Sao Paulo
"One of the leading figures in the modern Brazilian jazz scene, an outstanding performer."
USA Guitar Player Magazine, 2009.
" Chico Pinheiro is the next big thing in Brazilian music. " *****
Jornal O Globo
“A legare il tutto provvedono la ricchezza espressiva, la composta fermezza e l'elegante chitarrismo sotto traccia di Chico Pinheiro, virtuoso dall'impronta esclusiva e inconfondibile. L'eccellente "Flor de fogo" lo incorona protagonista assoluto della scena musicale, senza limitazioni né confini. *****”
— Osservatorio - Italia
"Virtuose Chico Pinheiro entra no Circuito dos maiores expoentes do Jazz Contemporaneo"
“Chico Pinheiro’s acoustic and electric guitar strains easily meld the Brazilian saudade with North American swing, and craft a cross-cultural musical world of dulcet passion and nuanced detail.
— Down Beat Magazine **** - 2011
“After a standing ovation and following a request from the audience, the band return to the stage and play the samba-jazz "Popo" followed by Moacir Santos' "Nana". This brought to a close one of the best presentations in 11 years of the Jazz and Blues festival in Guaramiranga.”
O Diario Do Nordeste
" Attualmente uno dei piu apprezzati musicisti della sua generazione ed considerato, (...), la punta di diamante del chitarrismo brasiliano moderno."
“Tropische Virtuosität auf der Gitarre
"Mit seinem lyrischen Spiel, das sich zwischen Jazz, Bossa und Samba bewegt, begeisterte er im Mai 2008 die Zuhörer in Pforzheim."”
Jazz Podium Magazine - germany