Floriano Inacio Junior’s story depicts a harmonious strum. Living in São Paulo in the 80s, 6 year old Floriano received two precious gifts from his father that would forever shape his existence: a small accordion and a tambourine. Later, at the age of twelve he would acquire a cavaquinho (small guitar) followed by an acoustic guitar which directly connected him to the city’s choro (Brazilian music style) and samba circles. However, it was with the piano, introduced by a friend for the first time in 1993 that Floriano recognized his talent and began to play professionally at the age of 14 in the nightlife of Santana – a neighborhood in the city of São Paulo. It should be noted that Floriano’s “school” in 1994 was the old “Birus Bar” in São Paulo, where he spent many months taking part in its traditional “Jam-Session” every Wednesday. From that point, his interest in jazz intensified through one of his mentors, the conductor Louis Alba. Teenage Floriano began to accompany a number of artists in São Paulo. He was then invited to go on tour through Europe in 1999. His desire to improve himself led to a prolonged quest filled with determination, dedication and studies at the European Music Conservatories in Switzerland, specifically at the Conservatoire Populaíre de Musique in Geneva and at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Luzern.