Álvaro Kapaz...

...was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After 5 years of piano, Al moved to a more "rocker" instrument and started to take guitar lessons in the neighborhood music school, at the age of 13. At that time, nothing could compete with Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and other classics, so he devoted himself to Rock and Blues, also having a strong and constant Heavy Metal influence. 

After many high-school bands and jams, in 2000, Álvaro went to school to get a degree in Economics, after which he went into banking, only to find out his real passion was music. He had been constantly playing in several bands and developing his unique style, a blend between his Rock/Blues past with his new-found jazz/funk interests.

It wasn't until 2006 he decided to dedicate his life to it, and went to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Graduated in 2010 Magna Cum Laude with 3 majors, Music Business, Film Scoring and Pro-Music/Performance, he was awarded the Berklee Achievement Scholarship for his outstanding involvement with the school. At Berklee, he was able to develop his musicianship into a new level, always playing in studio sessions and bands. Today, besides Project K-Paz, Álvaro is the guitar player for Tom Howie and other groups. Some of his strong influences are Dimebag Darrell, Slash, SRV, Tuck Andress, John Scofield, Scott Henderson, Joe Satriani, Joe Pass, Jimi Hendrix, and others.

In 2010, Álvaro was the Artistic Director, with partner Tom Howie, of the St. Barth Summer Sessions, which marks his official entry in the roster of players in the Music Business. Currently residing in New York, NY, he plays on may projects, bands, and recording sessions, and dedicates to his music on a full-time basis.

But where his heart truly lies in in the spontaneity of Project K-Paz, which is the culmination of Álvaro's musical ambitions into an ever-growing and passionate adventure...