Jota Quest is a Brazilian pop rock/funk band. The band was founded in 1995, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The band's original name was Johnny Quest, but due to legal name issues with Hanna-Barbera, they renamed themselves Jota Quest and took the nickname J.Quest to avoid a further name dispute. The band members include: Rogério Flausino (vocals), Marco Túlio (guitar), Márcio Buzelin (keyboards), "PJ" -Paulo Roberto Diniz, Jr. (bass) and Paulinho Fonseca(drums). Jota Quest stands apart from the musical traditions of Minas Gerais by garnering national success with pop funk and pop rock. Jota Quest sold over 4.000.000 copies in Brazil, Latin America and Portugal.
The band's first record, J.Quest, drew on the disco sound. The bar band's most successful song is their rendition of "As Dores do Mundo" ("Pains of the World"), a huge hit by Bahian Soulman Hyldon in the '70s. It quickly entered the charts, followed by other singles, while the band toured Brazil. On this first tour, the band members came on stage wearing "black power" wigs. Another hit from their first album was "Encontrar Alguém" ("To Meet Someone"), a very disco-influenced song with a bass groove.