Mayuto was born in Rio de Janeiro. At the early age of 12 he joined the big band “Rapazes da Alvorada” while he was in Junior High School. He built his first conga drums to play with “Samba Show,” a group formed with top musicians. Without having seen a conga player before, he played his newly made instrument at the group’s debut and got a standing ovation. He was 14 when he created a variety of samba patterns that became established among other conga players. Besides studying psychology, he devoted his life to music, performing with the best of Brazil such as Paulo Moura, Cipo, Chiquinho, Ed Lincoln, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Tamba Four, Bossa Sete, RC Sete, Milton Nascimento, Cauby Peixoto, Maysa, Betania, Elza Soares, Eliana Pitman, Jorge Benjor, Jair Rodrigues and Bola Sete among many others.

Mayuto participated in thousands of works with great artists such as Cannonball Adderley, Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini, Hugh Mazekela, Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Ronnie Laws, Freddy Hubbard, Donald Byrd among many others.


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