Jorge Mário da Silva was born in 1970 in Belford Roxo in Rio de Janeiro, and soon knew that he wanted to be a musician. He has worked in various jobs since he was 10 years old, was a regular in Rio de Janeiro samba balls and dances, and began singing early in the evening. He left home at age 19 and was a homeless man for a few years, where he made his first contact with the theater. Discovered by clarinetist Paulo Moura, he auditioned for a musical and since then his life has changed completely.
Seu Jorge (nickname given by friend and drummer Marcelo Yuka) achieved his first professional achievement as a musician in 1998: member of the band Farofa Carioca, released the album Moro in Brazil in Portugal, Japan and Brazil.
In 2001 released the first solo album Samba Esporte Fino, produced by Mário Caldato and Seu Jorge, mixed and mastered in Los Angeles. The following year, he composed with Ed Motta the song Tem na na Van, and also performed the high party samba project called Caatinga de Swing, with performances in a nightclub in the south of Rio and Skol Rio.
In 2003 recorded the album CRU in Itaipava, with the French music producer Jerome Pigeon, and that same year composed in partnership with the singer Ana Carolina, Beata Beat songs and Do not speak that way for her blockbuster album, Estampado.
In 2004 recorded in Rome the music video of the song Tive Razão, with the participation of actors Willen Dafoe and Bill Murray, directed by Mariana Jorge. Then released the DVD MTV Presents Seu Jorge and composed with the musician BID the track E later for the album Bambas and Biritas Vol. 1
For two consecutive years (2003 and 2004) won the APCA [Paulista Association of Art Critics] award for best singer of the year.
In September 2004 released the album CRU in France (by Naïve label), and in England, resulting in 5 stars in French and English specialized critics, emphasis editorials in Rolling Stones, Elle France, Vogue France magazines and live shows. TV It was acclaimed by the European public and media as a great new representative of Brazilian music. He was invited by the BBC television network to sing alongside Black Eye Peas and Foo Fighters on Jools Holand's trendy television show, where he returned a few years later. During this same period, he made the DVD release show The Life Aquatic, played at the Bastille Square in Paris, alongside Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Lenine, Daniela Mercury and Jorge Benjor, performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival. and went on a tour of Europe.
In mid-2005 it launched CRU in Japan, where it had already accumulated a huge number of fans since Farofa Carioca. Upon returning to Brazil, he recorded the album and DVD of the show Seu Jorge & Ana Carolina - live. In September of the same year took to the US the tour of the album CRU in the main cities of the country with sold out tickets in all.
During the 2006 Carnival recorded a documentary for the BBC London, whose theme was his life, aired on the show South Bank Show, and then screened in Brazil, the United States and Europe. In April, he opened the shows of Cape Verdean singer, Cesária Évora, in New York, Boston and Washington, and in May Seu Jorge welcomed Gilles Petterson and CNN at his home to record a program aired worldwide. Between June and July, she toured the US and Canada, performing 21 shows in 29 days, including the closing of the Miami Film Festival; Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester; Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco; Coastal Jazz Festival in Vancouver; Summerstage Festival at Central Park in New York; Montreal Jazz Festival; Quebec City Summer Festival, among others, to the acclaim of the American public and media.
At the end of 2006 he focused on recording and producing América Brasil - O Disco, under which he toured for two consecutive years on national and international soil. In January 2009, recorded America Brazil The DVD.
In July 2010 released the album Seu Jorge & Almaz by the American label Now Again. The project was born in 2008, when he was invited to sing in a song part of the soundtrack of Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas's movie Pass Line. From the meeting with the musicians Lúcio Maia, Pupillo and Antônio Pinto, came a strong friendship and the desire to record a record. Twelve versions of their chosen songs were recorded as soon as possible, but the album was released only two years later, depending on the schedules of those involved. In mid-2010 a tour of 16 shows in major American cities was performed with immense success and consecration.
In 2011 released the album Songs for Barbecue Vol. 1, and on November 20 of the same year, on the national day of black conscience, recorded the DVD successfully. The release came 1 year later, on the same date.