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Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble January 19 at Cornelia Street Cafe

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The “Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble” was formed by Guitarist Billy Newman in 2005 to play Brazilian instrumental music that was very infrequently heard here in the states on instruments not used in Jazz ensembles – Mandolin, nylon string guitar, cavaquinho and pandeiro. The group has been delving into the great genres of Brazilian music particularly Choro but also including Samba, Baião and Frevo. The constituents are frequent travelers to Brazil or Brazilian themselves. Our mission is to expose audiences to the rich breadth of instrumental sounds coming from this great country and seek parallels with the American jazz tradition. Recently the group did a sold out show at Cornelia Street with the great 7 string guitarist Rogerio Souza from Rio de Janeiro.

This Performance features Billy Newman, nylon string guitar, cavaquinho; Bina Coquet, 7 string acoustic steel guitar; Dennis Lichtman, mandolin, clarinet; Hadar Noiberg, flute ; Tom Armstrong, pandeiro, percussion

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY
Cover $10 (includes one house drink)