New album “Zeit” out now

Bio Discography


Fabio has a solid career as a Jazz musician: composer, performer, studio band player & music educator, with experiences in Brazil and worldwide

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Fabio Gouvea has been praised for being a musician with a strong melodic approach, a deep harmonic concept, and an uplifting rhythmic feel all characteristics that have made him one of the most in-demand artists of his generation.

Fabio has played with some of the leading musicians in Brazil and abroad, including Hermeto Pascoal, John Ellis, Hamilton de Holanda, Scott Colley, Nailor “Proveta” and Vinicius Dorin to mention a few.

For the last 14 years, Fabio has also been playing, touring, and recording with renowned Grammy nominated band, “Trio Curupira”, alongside Andre Marques and Cleber Almeida.

In addition to performing with some of the most important names in the international music industry, Fabio also leads his own group with whom he has recorded 3 albums in collaboration with fellow musicians Donny McCaslin, Helen Sung, John Ellis, Jean Michel Pilc, and Rogerio Boccato, among others.

Separately, Fabio is also part of the faculty at the prestigious “Conservatório Dramático e Musical Dr. Carlos de Campos” in Tatuí, São Paulo, where he has carried out important work for the music community instructing some of the most talented young musicians in Brazil.

In 2019 relocated to Basel, Switzerland, in order to be part of the Focus Year program, at the Musik Akademie Basel.

Fabio Gouvea "Zeit"

Solo/Band Gigs and Guest Appearences



September 1st – Bird’s Eye @ Basel/Switzerland – Fabio Gouvea Collective
August 19th – Guitar Duo @ Basel/Switzerland – Fabio Gouvea & Oliver Pellet
August 14th – BandStad Festival @ Basel/Switzerland – Fabio Gouvea Quartet
July 22nd – Kultur Kaffi Bâle @ Basel/Switzerland – Niko Seibold/Paulo Almeida
July 21st – Foundation Beyeler @ Basel/Switzerland – Fabio Gouvea Trio
May 21st/22nd – Bird´s Eye @ Basel/Switzerland – Fabio Gouvea Quintet
Apr 29th – Jazz Campus @ Basel/Switzerland – Niko Seibold´s Ensemble


Oct 9th – Saint-Louis @ France – Fabio Gouvea Quintet
Aug 26th – Herrenberg @ Germany – Fabio Gouvea Quintet
Jul 16th – Porgy and Bess @ Wien/Österreich – FY Band
May 19th – 20th – Bird´s Eye Jazz Club @ Basel/Switzerland – FY Band
Apr 21st – Mehrspur @ Zürich/Switzerland – FY Band
Apr 26th – Dampfschiff Brugg @ Switzerland – FY Band