Jean Magno Ouro
Jean Magno Ouro, born in Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, is an amateur musician who has sung and played in several different groups and teaches music privately. He is a professor in industrial engineering at Northeast Brazil Adventist College.
Jean was born in Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, the son of Jordeo and Joselita do Ouro. His father was a pastor who played guitar and sang as part of his ministry. He also collected and played in their home quality recordings of music of different cultures and styles. Because of his father’s work the family moved frequently and Jean was unable to study and participate in music until age thirteen, when he attended a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school. In those years he was inspired by several of his music teachers, including Turibio de Burgo, Domingos da Luz, Eli Prates, and Harry Joseph Bennet, Jr.
Following graduation from Northeast Adventist Brazil College in 1984, Ouro attended Southwestern Adventist University, where he studied theology and completed degrees in 1989 in computer science and industrial engineering. He subsequently completed an M.S. in computer science and taught at Grao Pará Adventist school before becoming a professor at Northeast Brazil Adventist College.
Jean is married to Connie Deann Blount do Ouro, a singer. Both of their children, Jordon and Stephanie, are active in music.
Source: Information provided by Jean Ouro, 19 May 2009.