Kiko ContinentinoKiko started his career at age 15, when he performed at the Pianissimo Studio Bar in Belo Horizonte. Three years later, he moved to Rio de Janeiro. In 1994, he took part in the Hollywood Rock with the singer Fernanda Abreu. Also, he toured Europe, performing on jazz festivals.
He worked as musician and arranger for Prêmio Sharp who honored Gilberto Gil, and was accompanied by Jorge Benjor, Nana Caymmi, Dione Warwick, Elba Ramalho and Dominguinhos. in 1995, Kiko assisted in shows and recordings of Zé. In the course of his career, he worked together with artists such as Djavan, Emílio Santiago, Claudio Zolli, Pepeu Gomes, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Os Cariocas, Vanda Sá, Roberto Menescal, MPB-4, Quarteto em Cy, Dalto, Paulinho Moska and Fito Paes.
Kiko was part of Milton Nascimento's band since the show "Tambores de Minas", since 1999 also the show "Crooner". He was part of the national and international reunion tour of Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento. In 2001, Kiko presented his first solo CD "O pulo do gato". Together with Luiz Alvesbass) and Clauton Sales (drums and trumpet), Kiko founded the Sambajazz Trio in the year 2006. In 2008, Marco Lobo joined the band. Later, this group became well known as Marco Lobo Quinteto.