From a non-musicians family, he started studying practically by himself. He was 12 years old when he tried a clarinet for the first time and soon he was 15, he became a member of Clube do Choro de Juiz de Fora, where he dialogued naturally to more experienced musicians. Brasil shared the stage with important MPB (abbreviation for Popular Brazilian Music) and jazz local names and, by that time, he was admitted to Bituca – Universidade de Música Popular de Barbacena, to study saxophone. Nowadays, Caetano Brasil has a reliable curriculum, listing shows on great Brazilian stages, like Cine Theatro Central (Juiz de Fora, MG), Teatro São Pedro (Porto Alegre, RS), and Auditório Ibirapuera (São Paulo, SP). Important festivals are also in this set. ViJazz Festival (Viçosa, MG), Câmbio-S (Belo Horizonte, MG) and Ibitipoca Jazz Festival (Conceição do Ibitipoca, MG) are just some examples.
The horn player has been showing the same skills in studios. He became a reference on wind instruments recording lots of cds accompaning singers and instrumentalists. Soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones; clarinet, Eb clarinet, and bass clarinet; even flute and piccolo form a complete set, that fits in any situation. Travelling to recording sessions all over his country, Caetano's performances are registered with the Turkish guitar player Chadas Ustuntas and the Brazilians Yamandu Costa, the piano player Cristóvão Bastos, among others. Recognized for his wide knowledge, he wrote arrangements to several kinds of ensembles, since brass trios to complete bands. The album "Ponto do Samba”, joining many samba artists of contemporary scene in Juiz de Fora, is a sample of this musician feature. Also in studios he works as a music producer, guiding professionals with a focused and refined approach. Caetano is behind Cacáudio's, Roger Resende and Juliana Stanzani's projects, all of them representatives of New Brazilian Popular Music.
In 2014, he made a personal challege named “Um ano, 100 músicas”. In this venture, the clarinetist proposed himself to compose 100 original tunes inside choro music universe, intenting a deep techinical exploration of criative possibilities on this genre. The result was a varied repertoire, consequence of researches the musician uses to do about the most thoughtless artistic manifestations around the globe. Trademarks of his works are sophisticated harmonies and unconventional metrics, like the choro “Coca, Gelo e Limão” and the polkas “Travessa” and “Assimétrica”, that has a 15 beats bar.
Caetano Brasil is now promoting his first album, that is “Caetano Brasil & Grupo's” business card. He is sided by Adalberto Silva (bass), Gladston Vieira (drums), Guilherme Veroneze (piano), and Rick Vargas (percussion). Caetano is also on national tour with Grupo Ponto de Partida, on musical theater plays “Presente de Vô”, “Mineiramente” , and “Ser Minas, tão Gerais”, this last one has the participation of Milton Nascimento. Along it, he has been presenting with Dudu Lima Trio, Roger Resende, Lúdica Música, and many other groups. Wherever he plays the number of followers has been icreased, what just reiterates the good impressions demonstrated about who has been rising as one of the main instrumentalists from Brazil.