Oscar Castro-Neves Net Worth

Oscar Castro-Neves Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Oscar Castro-Neves Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Oscar Castro-Neves (May 15, 1940 - September 27, 2013), was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in Bossa nova. He was born in Rio de Janeiro as one of triplets and formed a band with his brothers in his youth. At 16 he had a national hit with Chora Tua Tristeza. Many of the early Bossa Nova musicians began as teens so this was only slightly unusual. In 1962 he was in a Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall, later he toured with Stan Getz and Sérgio Mendes. He went on to work with a diverse array of musicians including Billy Eckstine, Yo Yo Ma, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, João Gilberto, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour, Airto Moreira, Toots Thielemans, John Klemmer, Carol Welsman and Diane Schuur. During the 1970s and early 1980s he was member of the Paul Winter Consort.With Mendes, Oscar-Neves, was a key guitarist in the A&M release "Fool on the Hill" and continued with the classic "Stillness" which was to see the last Brasil '66 grouping. Oscar-Neves re-appeared with Sergio Mendes & Brasil'77 on the "Vintage '74" effort.He lived in Los Angeles, California where he worked as an orchestrator for several films including Blame it on Rio and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. He died of cancer in Los Angeles in September 27, 2013.

Date Of BirthMay 15, 1940, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DiedSeptember 27, 2013, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthRio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ProfessionComposer, Music Department, Soundtrack
SiblingsMario Castro Neves, Léo Castro Neves, Iko Castro Neves
Star SignTaurus
1For 10 years, he was guitarist, musical director, and vocal coach for Sergio Mendes' Brasil '66. He produced albums by various musicians, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans.
2At 22, Castro-Neves performed in a landmark bossa nova concert at Carnegie Hall. In 1966, he moved permanently to the U.S., where his quick, gentle guitar style and vocals received rave reviews. He toured with Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, and Lalo Schifrin.
3He collaborated with musician Antonio Carlos Jobim to help create the bossa nova sound.
4He was one of eight children in a musical family. He learned to play the cavaquinho, a small, traditional Brazilian guitar, and the piano. At 16, he became famous. After a recording artist heard him play at a party, his composition "Chora Tua Tristeza" (Cry Your Sadness) went to the top of the charts, and was widely recorded by others.
5Formed a band with his brothers in his youth.

Music Department

Larger Than Life1996orchestrator
Dunston Checks In1996orchestrator
Getting Even with Dad1994orchestrator
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993orchestrator
Mr. Wonderful1993conductor / orchestrator
Indian Summer1993orchestrator
What About Bob?1991additional orchestrator
He Said, She Said1991orchestrator
L.A. Story1991orchestrator
Problem Child1990orchestrator
Opportunity Knocks1990score orchestrator
Blame It on Rio1984music supervisor
The Man Who Wasn't There1983musician - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited


Bus Story2003Short music by
Watching Ellie2002-2003TV Series 12 episodes
Toda Donzela Tem Um Pai Que É Uma Fera1966


I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott2016Documentary "How Deep Is the Ocean?"
Funny About Love1990Guitar Performances of Instrumental Score
Blame It on Rio1984music: "Programa Carioca", "Grumari", "Cartoes Postais", "Un, Deux, Trois, Samba", "Amor Sem Sim"
The Sandpit Generals1971music: "Sing with Me" / performer: "Sing with Me"


I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott2016DocumentaryHimself
Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott2012Documentary
Coisa Mais Linda: Histórias e Casos da Bossa Nova2005DocumentaryHimself
Sinatra: A Passionate Life1997Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Jazz Guitarist / Music Director (In Memoriam)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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