Zé Paulo Becker is a guitarist and composer, has 12 recorded CDs, 2 DVDs and 2 books. As a composer he is a partner of Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, Aldir Blanc, among others, and has recorded with Ney Matogrosso. He has been a guitarist for 24 years with the choro group Trio Madeira Brasil, which recorded a DVD in 2016. He won the Brazilian Music Award in 2011. He is music director of the DVD Geração Semente (2016) author of two books: O violão na roda de choro and Levadas Brasileiras. Zé Paulo has performed in more than 20 countries in his solo career, and has played and recorded with names such as Ney Matogrosso, Elza Soares, Chico Buarque, Yamandú Costa, Wagner Tiso, Francis Hime, Zé Renato, Marcos Sacramento among others. He is a professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (MG). And this year, 2017, is finalizing the DVD Zé Paulo Becker - Guitar, Friends and Songs. In 2022 he celebrates 34 years of career.