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Mayuto Correa

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Musicians Union

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5 feet 7 in
  • Weight: 157 lbs
  • Age Range: 40 - 50
  • Physique: Athletic
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Hair Length: Receding
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Mixed, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African American
  • Voice Type: Baritone, Tenor



The Brazilian born artist started playing percussion at 12, in the big band,Rapazes da Alvorada. It was necessary a motion from the court, since the basic stage for the band was at the Cabaret Boite Cuba, where in 1955 was a popular night spot. His talent was soon noticed and he was considered a catalyst when he was still a teenager. He revolutionized Brazilian conga drums by introducing 16 new ways of playing the instrument and veteran conga masters, including Jorge Arena, Rubens Bassini and Laudir de Oliveira approached him to learn his style. He performed with the top Brazilian artists during his adolescence and at 25, he left Brazil on top of his profession, but under the pressure of the military dictatorship.

His rising as a percussionist, in America, was overnight. He recorded with Joao Donato's recordings in Abade, four days after his arrival in Los Angeles, on December of 1969. That recording session was loaded with the best studio musicians of the time, including Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro,Larry Banker,Paulo Magalhaes, among others. They became his friends and he became a studio musician in America. His name entered The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies, By Leonard Feather and Ira Gittler, Introduced By Quincy Jones. His style with polyrhythm was loved by the experts. Drummers called him the only conga player to perform without incompatible pattern. That was the birth of his conga drum school, which established conga drum back beat patterns for R&B, Pop and Rock styles. He also created jazz patterns for conga drums that were compatible with drum set playing, beyond the usual shuffle.

Mayuto Correa has been known as a man of many trades. The professions and positions listed, here, are evident throughout his career.

1)Percussion Teacher;2)Guitar Teacher;3)Vocal Teacher 4)Music Teacher;5)Drama Teacher;6)Behavior Teacher;7)Musician;8)Composer;9)Arranger;10)Lyricist;11)Music Producer;12)Music A&R;13)Director;14)Playwright; 15)Screenwriter;16)Music Critic;17)Film Critic;18)TV Critic;19)Actor;20)Singer;21)Set designer; 22)wardrobe designer; 23)visual artist.

Wrote - screenplay Zarina, this work was called master piece by Carlos Augusto Kalil, president of Embrafilme, The Brazilian Film Institute and,soon after, it was accepted by Caca Diniz, the best film producer of Brazil,Luiz Carlos Barreto, number one film maker of Brazil and Haskel Wexler, American, multiple Oscar winner photography director.

Other Works Drama -Actor:Teatrinho; TV Globo's Fantastico; Opera do Malandro(TV Globo); Negra Elza (Teatro Carlos Gomes) and (Theatro Municipal).Artistic Director (P.U.C. University). Instructor(Teatro Niteroitenta). Music Percussion Boite Cuba);(Samba Show);(Boite Drink);(Cauby);(Grupo Ed Lincoln);(Elza Soares);(Jair Rodrigues);Jorge Benjor);(Os Mutantes); (Grupo Pilantragem);(Maisa Matarazo);(Monsueto);Carlos Imperial). Musical Director/Percussion(Maria Bethania) - Rio de Janeiro.

Original Unpublished Work: Wrote - TV series: Ella, Lodo; TV Variety:INTERROGACAO; Plays: O Bom o Mau e o Feio Brazilamerica;Behavior: Quebra Cabeca and Alem das Regras, among many others.

Actor/Director, Sortilege (I.C.C.C.); Dream of Light, Ekbalem); Director/Producer/ Set designer, MARTIANS INCORPORATED, (Wiltern Theater ); Director,Judah Box (Hermosa Beach Hall); Harder Than Casaba Sweeter Than Guava (Assistance League); Coach (The Talent Clean-ic); Musician, Joao Donato; Bola Sete; Musical Dir./Composer, film Home Boys ( Focal Point Production); Producer/Composer, (ABC Records); Producer/Director,he Produced Herb Alpert at (A&M Records, in Los Angeles).

INTERNATIONAL HILIGHTS: played Percussion/Guitar/vocal with (Carlos Santana Group); Featured in Encyclopedia of Jazz in the 70s (United States)- Featured in the Dicionario da Musica Popular Brasileira de Ricardo Cravo Albim (Brazil).

Musical Directo, actor: ORPHEUS (Shubert Theatre) Philadelphia - Director, Writer, Actor, Singer: NEGA (Algarve Casinos),Portugal - Writer/Director: BATUQUE (Discofage), Paris - Percussion/Guitar/vocal: CARLOS LYRA SHOW,Mexico - Percussion: LENY ANDRADE, Mexico - Percussion:TAMBA - Percussion: JOSE JOSE, Mexico - Percussion: JOAO DONATO, United States.

He played as special guest with: Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, George Benson,Harry Belafonte, The Crusaders, Nancy Wilson, The Temptations, Steve Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Laws, Sarah Vaughan, Marvin Gaye, Neil Sedaka, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Paul, Among many others. His Solo Career includes Many concerts starring on his own groups Mayuto and Samba Pack, Mayuto and Geniuses 2000,"Mayuto and The Dream Team Big Band,Mayuto and Sounds of Brazil and other All Star groups.

He was awarded a certificate for outstanding performer when featured at The Blue Note Jazz Clubs of Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo - Japan. Also wrote articles for The L. A. Times and Bird Magazine; Hosted show for Public Radio Network and Continental Cable Television. He was special Soloist on symphonic works such as the record Woman by Burt Bacharach; the record Symphonic Soul by Henry Mancini and in Many Theaters and International arenas, including The Carnegie Hall, Copacabana Palace, Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Shrine Auditorium, Lincoln Center, L.A. Coliseum, Filmore, Apollo Theater, Maracananzinho, Canecao, among many others.

Played on film sound tracks including M.A.S.H, Baretta, Chips, Cinderella Liberty, Shaft, Death Squad, Trouble Man, Lost In the Stars, Out to Sea,among many others and on television shows, including The Tonight Show (Jonny Carson ), Midnight Special, Merv Griffin Show, Nancy Wilson Show, Harry Belafonte Show, Fantastico, Show do mes, Sexta Super, Silvio Santos,Cidade Aberta, Aqui e Agora, Jaci Campos, Estes Musicos Notaveis e Seus Instrumentos Maravilhosos, among many others.

Made special appearances at international festivals including The Playboy Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz Festival, Jazz At Drew, Mexico Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival,Festival Internacional da Cancao and he is mentioned in several encyclopedias around the world,including The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies by Leonard Feather, introduced by Quincy Jones; Dicionario da Musica Popular Brasileira by Ricardo Cravo Albin.


Shaft, released in 1971 Percussionist (Sound Track) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dir. Gordon Parks
Cinderella Liberty Percussionist (Sound Track) Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
M.A.S.H the film, Mayuto Correa was the percussionist when Mr. Amahd Jamal performed the title tune by Johnny Mandel for the soundtrack of the film Mash, released in January 25, 1970, in New York. Percussionist (Sound Track) Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Lost in the Stars, released in 1974 Percussionist (Sound track) The American Film Theater / Dir. Daniel Mann
Trouble Man Percussionist (Sound Track) 20th Century Fox Directed by Ivan Dixon
Homeboys (1979) Orchestrator Focal Point/ Christine Burrill and Bill Yahraus
Homeboys (1979) Conducter Focal Point/Christine Burrill and Bill Yahraus
Homeboys (1979) Theme Song composer and orchestrator Focal Point/ Christine Burrill and Bill Yahraus
Homeboys (1979) Musical Director Focal Point/Christine Burrill and Bill Yahraus
Homeboys (1979) Musician Focal Point/Christine Burrill and Bill Yahraus
Amazonia Caruana #2 (in post production) Screen Writer Scena Filmes/Tizuka Yamasaki
Amazonia Caruana # 2 (in post production) Composer/ Music Director (Sound Track) Scena Filmes/Tizuka Yamasaki
Out to Sea, released in 1997 Percussionist (Sound Track) Twentieth Century-Fox / Dir. Martha Coolidge
Homeboys (1979) Composer Focal Point/Christine Burrill and Bill Yahraus
Redeemed 2014 MR, COSTA PureFlix/David A.White


Estes Musicos Notaveis e Seus Instrumentos Maravilhosos Writer Globo TV/ Augusto Cesar Vanucci
Estes Musicos Notaveis e seus Instrumentos Maravilhosos Featured Musician Globo TV/ Augusto Cesar Vanucci
The Good Ban and Ugly Lonely Man / Actor Continental Cable/Mayuto Correa
Fantastico Zumbi /Actor Globo TV/Itamar de Freitas
Opera do Malandro Malandro/ Actor Globo TV/Augusto Cesar Vanucci
Chips (Trick of Trick - 1978) conga drums and percussion MGM Television/Phil Bondelli
Baretta (The Big Hand's on Trouble -1976) conga drums and percussion ABC Television/Robert Blake
The Fall Guy (King of the Stantmen - 1985) conga drums and percussion ABC/Alan Crosland
The Super Cops, released in 1974 Percussionist (Sound Track) CBS / Dir. Gordon Parks
Programa Jaci Campos Featured Artist TV Educativa/ Jaci Campos
The Death Squad, released in 1974 Percussionist (Sound Track) American Broadcasting Company / Dir. Harry Falk


Harder Than Casava Sweeter Than Guava Director Assistant League Theater
Sortilege Composer/Music Director Inner City Culyural Center/ C. Bernard Jackson
Negra Elza Playwright Carlos Gomes Theater
Negra Elza Director Carlos Gomes Theater/ Mayuto Correa
Negra Elza Playwright Municipal Theater of Niteroi/ Mayuto Correa
Negra Elza Director Municipal Theater of Niteroi/ Mayuto Correa


Orpheus (1973 at Shubert Theater in Pliladelphia) Composer/ Music Director Ile Ife/ Arthur Hall
She Dances Composer/Music Director Bovard Auditorium in 1991/ Ujasy Calomee

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Martial Arts, Dancing, Improvisation, Stunts, Singing, Voiceover, Host, Juggling
  • Athletic Skills: Aerobics, Boxing, Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cycling, Martial Arts, Tennis, Basketball
  • Accents: Middle Eastern, Jamaican, West Indian, Spanish, Southern
  • Spoken Languages: Latin, Portuguese, Latin, Portuguese, Latin, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Musical Instruments: Piano, Harmonica, Drums, Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar
  • Dance: Hip Hop, Disco, Salsa, Tango, Swing, Club/Freestyle, Ballroom, Waltz, Capoeira


  • post-graduate, Psychology, Rio de Janeiro/R.J., 1965
  • Psychology, Master, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, 1966


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