Caetano Emanuel Vianna Telles Velloso, the fifth child of José Telles Velloso – Sr Zezinho – a public servant at the Department of Post and Telegraph, and Claudionor Vianna (Dona Canô), was born in the town of Santo Amaro da Purificação, on the Bay of All Saints, Bahia on 7 August 1942.
In the city of Caruaru, Pernambuco, on 14 May 1932, Clóvis Pereira dos Santos was born to Luiz Gonzaga Pereira dos Santos and Maria do Carmo Santos. From his father, a clarinettist in the musical group Nova Euterpe, he would inherit his aptitude for music.
Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho, born in Rio de Janeiro on 23 April 1898 (or 1897, the date indicated on his baptismal certificate), better known as Pixinguinha, was a composer, instrumentalist, arranger and conductor of great influence in Brazilian music, especially with regard to the musical genre ‘c
Instrumentalist, arranger and composer Severino Dias de Oliveira, known artistically as Sivuca, was born in Itabaiana, a town in the interior of Paraíba, on 26 May 1930, to José Dias de Oliveira and Abdólia Albertina de Oliveira.