With a huge fascination for bossa nova, improvisation, jazz and tradional music, Luiz Murá seeks to connect Brazil with other melodies and rhythms around the world. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Luiz was always close to a musical atmosphere. Listening to samba in the bars and the streets of Brazil together with his multicultural family – Japanese, Portuguese, Brazilian, Sicilian and Calabrese –, mixing music and cultures were present in his nature since before he was even born. After long studies at Universidade livre Tom Jobim and Universidade Berklee Souza Lima “Faculdade Santa Marcelina”, he won the “Premios Estimúlos Música” in 2008, a prize for new songwriters/composers in São Paulo, to record his first album. This album was released by Tratore Abel, and one of his songs was featured at the “DVD multishow ao vivo singer Maria Gadú”, which was broadcasted on national television in 2010. He has worked with many important musicians from the world scene, including Maria Gadú, Ubaldo Versolato, Luiz Guello, Sylvinho Mazzuca, Sebastian Notini, Niclas Höglind, Christoffer Johansson, Ricardo Vogt, Magnus Lindgren and Gustav Lundgren.