Grandson of the conductor Henrique Vogeler and son of the violinist Carlos Vogeler Gomes, Dalton Vogeler's first recorded work as a composer was the hit "Balada Triste" (with Esdras Silva) by Ângela Maria in 1959 (the song was recorded then by Agostinho dos Santos, over time receiving another 100 re-recordings in several idioms). In 1946, Dalton Vogeler formed the Quinteto de Dalton, which performed at the Rádio Clube do Brasil until 1949, then changing to Rádio Tupi, where it stayed until 1959. After 1950, Vogeler participated, as saxophonist and bassist, in several orchestras and smaller groups, like Waldir Calmon, Waldir Azevedo, Zíngaro, Djalma Ferreira, Steve Bernard, Carlito e Seu Conjunto, Bob Fleming, and Orquestra Tabajara; having also played regularly in the famous nightclubs Sacha's, Copacabana Palace, Vogue, and Au Bon Gourmet. With the Conjunto de Waldir Azevedo he toured the South and Central Americas. After 1960, he became a successful producer, having worked for several companies including Copacabana, Odeon, RCA Victor, and Continental. In 1963, he collaborated in the organization of trips that promoted Brazilian music abroad with governmental sponsoring, leading in 1964 the VII Caravana Oficial da Música Popular Brasileira (Official Caravan of Brazilian Popular Music) through nine European countries. He also was the president of the OMB (Brazilian Musicians' Association) for several years. As a professor, he has developed an interest in psychoacoustics since 1978.
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