Archive for August, 2010

Brazilian guitarist Rogério Souza to perform in NYC September 8

August 27, 2010 Comments Off on Brazilian guitarist Rogério Souza to perform in NYC September 8 News

The great Brazilian guitarist Rogério Souza, whose swing and virtuosity have contributed to the groups of Paulinho de Viola, Época de Ouro, Nó em Pingo d’Água and Ivan Lins among others, will perform in New York City at Cornelia Street Café on September 8th from 8:30-11:00 pm. Accompanying him from Rio will be João Hermeto, pandeiro/percussion; they will be joined by Billy Newman guitarist/composer; Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/clarinet; and Rob Curto, accordion; from NYC.

One of the leading interpreters of choro and samba, Rogério’s guitar playing and composing is informed by a language and aesthetic rarely heard in New York City. More on Rogério’s music. . .

More on the performance at Cornelia Street Café . . .

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on Friday, August 6, 2010

August 3, 2010 1 Comment » News

Hermeto Pascoal is a visionary and prolific Brazilian musician born in 1936 whose compositions and performances evade categorization. A multi-instrumentalist, often taking extremely unconventional instruments and techniques as a basis, Hermeto pursues jazz-based experimentalism, heightened by grace and whimsy. He began his career playing on recordings for now-prominent Brazilian groups, and went on to play with jazz figures such as Miles Davis, whose album Live-Evil introduced Pascoal to a larger audience.

Also on the bill, the boundary-pushing, inventive Brazilian body-percussion group Barbatuques, and also Michael Rothner and Friends perform the music of NEU!

Come early to catch Hermeto, first on the program!

The concert takes place at 7:30 pm at Damrosch Park Bandshell, between 62nd and 65th Streets and Broadway, New York City. More information. . .