Kita was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and started playing guitar around the age of 12 and then a few years later he started playing the trombone and then bass. Since the early 90’s he’s been involved with music professionally.
His first musical venture was the 9 piece Banda Cara-de-Pau, a R&B combo that started off as a Blues Brothers tribute act and developing into an original project who released a live album almost entirely with Kita’s original songs and arrangements. The band played all over Brazil and did many TV shows such as Jo Onze e Meia, Huck, Materia Prima, Multishow- Musica & CIA to name a few. One of the band’s highlight was being the opening act for Ray Charles at Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo for 20.000 people.
Kita has a wide range of influences such as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, James Jamerson, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, George Benson, Luizao Maia, Pat Metheny, Elis Regina, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Jorge Benjor, Djavan & The Beatles to name just a few.