Born in Sao Paulo, Mario Caribé started his musical education at 13, playing Bossa Nova guitar. He switched to electric bass one year later, and in 1986 completed a BMus in Composition.
Back in Sao Paulo he was invited to play with the ‘Heartbreakers’, a condensed 9-piece jazz band, with whom he arranged, recorded and produced 7 CDs. He has also performed with many of the greatest singers in Brazilian Music such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Nana Caymmi, and Zizi Possi.
Mario is in constant demand in Scotland for all genres of music for his consummate musicianship and encyclopaedic knowledge of everything jazz and latin.