Luiz Renato Jimenez, known professionally as Luiz Cavalier, was born in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, and from a very young age had an attraction to all forms of art. As a child, he loved spending hours drawing everything around him and started studying music at the age of 7, when he used to “intrude on” his older sister’s acoustic guitar lessons.

Luiz studied philosophy at University of Sao Paulo and has always been interested in human sciences. His career as a musician began when he recorded 4 of his own songs at a friend’s studio and the result was beyond expectations. In 1999, still under the stage name of Renato Jimenez, he composed and performed live his first soundtrack for a dance piece called “Francis Bacon”, choreographed by Armando Aurich (an awarded Brazilian dancer). Since then, he has composed music for renowned Contemporary Dance and Theatre companies and performed live at events like Resolution (London), Bienal Sesc de Dança (São Paulo) and Joinville Dance Festival. He took part in many awarded projects and his first musical composition for Theatre was nominated for the Shell Prize Awards, the most prestigious Theatre awards in Brazil.

As of 2017, he changed his stage name to Luiz Cavalier (adopting his Italian Grandfather’s surname) and started to focus on his career as a singer/songwriter, producing his own “Worldbeat-Pop” songs, a mix of mainstream genres with jazz, bossa-nova, and other Latin elements.

Luiz Renato Jimenez, known professionally as Luiz Cavalier, was born in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, and from a very young age had an attraction to all forms of art. As a child, he loved spending hours drawing everything around him and started studying music at the age of 7, when he used to “intrude on” his older sister’s acoustic guitar lessons.

Luiz studied philosophy at University of Sao Paulo and has always been interested in human sciences. His career as a musician began when he recorded 4 of his own songs at a friend’s studio and the result was beyond expectations. In 1999, still under the stage name of Renato Jimenez, he composed and performed live his first soundtrack for a dance piece called “Francis Bacon”, choreographed by Armando Aurich (an awarded Brazilian dancer). Since then, he has composed music for renowned Contemporary Dance and Theatre companies and performed live at events like Resolution (London), Bienal Sesc de Dança (São Paulo) and Joinville Dance Festival. He took part in many awarded projects and his first musical composition for Theatre was nominated for the Shell Prize Awards, the most prestigious Theatre awards in Brazil.

As of 2017, he changed his stage name to Luiz Cavalier (adopting his Italian Grandfather’s surname) and started to focus on his career as a singer/songwriter, producing his own “Worldbeat-Pop” songs, a mix of mainstream genres with jazz, bossa-nova, and other Latin elements.