Duo Violão Plus One

Acclaimed Brazilian guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber joins forces with percussionist Ami Molinelli in the beautiful instrumental genre, “choro.”

Duo Violão Plus One started with two guitarists, Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber, and the desire to explore and expand the musical possibilities of playing two violões, or Brazilian guitars. During their first visit to the Bay Area in 2015, they met percussionist Ami Molinelli and the musical connection was immediate.

The ensemble navigates 20th century Brazilian popular music, emphasizing Brazil’s first original musical genre, choro, while also showcasing original works and inventive arrangements.  The group’s first album, “A História de Choro,” was released in 2019 and featured as one of the best musical albums of the Bay Area by the San Jose Mercury News.

In 2020-21 they produced a project to further explore the intersections between choro and samba. “Raizes do Choro e Samba” (Roots of Choro and Samba) was an online concert presented during the pandemic that featured a blend of compositions to highlight these intersections.

Grupo Saveiro

Award-winning samba and pagode band with vocals

Carlos Almeida

Guitar and voice (voz e violão)

Débora Santos

Brazilian vocalist

Beleza Brazil Carnaval Band

Authentic Rio-style Brazilian Carnaval

Nó Em Pingo D'Água

From Brazil, the great choro novo group

Marcos Ariel

Piano and vocals, performing Jobim and other favorites

Nanny Assis and ensembles

Singer/percussionist and two ensembles

Regional de New York

Brazilian instrumental choro music

Dendê & Band

Afro-Brazilian Funk

Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil

Brazilian jazz ensemble with vocals

Vanessa Falabella

Brazilian vocalist