The Paulo Costa Trio is the culmination of three Brazilian friends that inspire audiences with their passion for Brazilian music. The lead singer and guitarist Paulo Costa, trombonist Felipe Brito and bass player Caio Mancini, bring together the energetic and rhythmically unique styles of Bossa Nova, Samba, Forró, Maracatu, Baião, and Frevo. Individually they have performed and won competitions all over the world in places such as Brazil, England, Norway, Italy, Greece, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Canada, South Korea, and the United States.
Paulo Costa Trio will immerse you in the sounds of Brazil.

Meet the members

Felipe Brito

The fiery enthusiasm and relentless excellence of Felipe Brito's musical skill is exhibited in every performance.

Presently studying under Principal Trombonist Massimo La Rosa of the Cleveland Orchestra, Felipe is the Principal Trombonist for the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra and Substitute Trombone for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

At 28 years old, Felipe’s performances have been honored with several prestigious awards, such as, the Burnham International Music Award (2015), and finalist of the Latin American Music Recording Competition (2015).

At Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (JSOM), Felipe was a finalist in the 2014 IU Brass Concerto Competition, and was awarded the highly coveted Anthony & Olimpio Barbera Scholarship and an Artistic Excellence Fellowship for three consecutive years during his Master’s degree.

A testament to his passion, skill, and versatility, Felipe has collaborated with a number of national and international artists and bands including Branford Marsalis, Nils Landgren, Ernie Krivda, Kenny Davis, Jamey Haddad, Raul de Souza, Tito Rojas, Joe Bataan, Zé da Velha, Silvério Pontes, Vittor Santos, Paulo Dias, Sandália de Prata, and The Liberation Music Collective, which album was submitted for GRAMMY consideration.

Paulo Costa

With 50 years old and playing acoustic guitar since age of 15, Paulo plays and sings several Brazilian rhythms like samba, bossa nova, forró, maracatu, baião among others.

Also he composes music and has participated in various music festivals in Brazil, winning some of them.

Besides Brazil, he had attended bands in London, Athens and Oslo, always playing Brazilian music, with a great acceptance of the public.

Living in Cleveland since March/2016, Paulo founder of the Paulo Costa Trio with Felipe and Davi and they are performing in cafes and clubs around Cleveland.


Com 50 anos e tocando violão desde os 15, Paulo toca e canta vários ritmos Brasileiros como Bossa Nova, Forró, Maracatu, Baião entre outros.

É também compositor e escritor e participou de vários festivais de músicas no Brasil ganhando alguns deles.

Além de participar de bandas n Brasil, Paulo fundou e liderou bandas em Londres, Athenas e Oslo, sempre tocando MPB e com um grande sucesso junto ao público.

Morando em Cleveland desde março de 2016, ele criou com Felipe e Davi o Paulo Costa Trio, que vem se apresentando em cafés e clubes na região de Cleveland.

Caio Mancini

Born in the Minas Gerais state, Caio started playing with friends and soon he was performing at local bars and night clubs.

For 10 years played as the backing vocal and bass player in the Malkavianos Band, musical group he helped to build. During the period he was in Brazil he had participations in many rock and blues bands such as Escape, Erik Caram’s Blues Band and UdJC sharing stages with many names of the alternative and coming up musical scene.

Eclectic, he has performed along the years in many different styles, from heavy metal to blues, from jazz to samba, always trying to bring energy and honesty on his sound.

After a hiatus on his music business Caio has returned to play with his friends on Paulo Costa Trio as a bass player and backing vocal, always giving himself, when possible, some fun at the percussion set practicing his love for the Brazilian music and the root of the Brazilian musical culture.