Eumir Deodato (Brazilian Portuguese: [ẽʊ̃ˈmiχ djoˈdatu]) (full name Eumir Deodato de Almeida, born 21 June 1943, Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian pianist, composer, record producer andarranger, primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for eclectic melding of big band and combo jazz with varied elements of rock/pop, R&B/funk, Brazilian/Latin, and symphonic or orchestral music. Mainly, his records can be categorized as pop/jazz or crossover jazz. His successes as an original artist (keyboards) occurred mainly in the 1970s. Since then, he has produced or arranged music in more than 500 albums for acts ranging from Kool and the Gang to Björk, Christophe and k.d. lang. His daughter, Kennya Deodato, is married to Americanactor Stephen Baldwin.