Educational Programs

Cantaloupe Music Productions

Educational Programs

Many of our artists are experienced educators who are also available for master classes, lectures, workshop/performance seminars and residencies. Contact us for information.

Free Consultation

A no-obligation suggestions about which ensemble is right for your event, contact:

Ellen Azorin, President
Cantaloupe Music Productions, Inc.
Phone: 212.724.2400

Paulinho da Viola

From Brazil, the legendary composer/singer/musician

Nó Em Pingo D'Água

From Brazil, the great choro novo group

Rabo de Lagartixa

from Brazil, the great choro novo group

Choro Sax Brasil

From Brazil, Mário Sève & Daniela Spielmann all-star choro ensemble

Trio 202

from Brazil, three luminaries of instrumental music: Toninho Ferragutti, Ulisses Rocha, Nelson Ayres


From Brazil: the great samba tradition lives on!

Grupo Saveiro

Award-winning samba and pagode band with vocals

Beleza Brazil Carnaval Band

Authentic Rio-style Brazilian Carnaval

Dendê & Band

Afro-Brazilian Funk

Vanderlei Pereira


Carlos Almeida

Guitar and voice (voz e violão)

Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil

Brazilian jazz ensemble with vocals

Débora Santos

Brazilian vocalist

Vanessa Falabella

Brazilian vocalist

Nanny Assis and ensembles

Singer/percussionist and two ensembles

Laura Dreyer Quartet

Brazilian jazz quartet

Regional de New York

Brazilian instrumental choro music

Choro (various performers)

various performers of choro


Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Music & Dance Group

Marcos Ariel

From Brazil, “Piano Bossa Jazz” project

Brazilian Bossa Nova

Where do you find the best bossa nova for your event? Right here!

Brazilian wedding bands

Where do you find the best Brazilian wedding bands? Right here!

Other World Music

We represent artists from other countries, mostly in Latin America

Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

New York-based Argentine tango

Tango Meets Joropo

The music of Argentina and Venezuela featuring Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo and Venezuelan flute virtuoso Marco Granados

Urban Tango Trio

Piano/bass/violin, performing both traditional and new “tango nuevo”

Octavio Brunetti (In Memorium 2014)

one of the great Argentine tango pianists of our time

Trio Tres de Oros

Puerto Rican boleros, Cuban and Mexican boleros and waltzes, as well as Colombian styles and Cuban són

Trio Los Latinos (formerly Los Platinos)

Romantic, authentic bolero music from Puerto Rico (and more)

Son De Madre

salsa, son and more

Nu D'Lux

Modern Cuban Son

Sofia Tosello

Latin American song stylist

Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman

Argentine bandoneón and piano duo

Alí Bello

Venezuelan violinist performing jazz, South American, pop and classical music

Marco Granados and "Un Mundo" Ensemble



Contemporary African music


For ear-catching, mind-blowing music for a concert or festival

Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

13-piece band led by Argentine-born composer/arranger/bassist Pedro Giraudo

Annette St. John

vocalist (R&B, jazz, standards)

Laura Dreyer Quartet

saxophonist Laura Dreyer and her Brazilian jazz quartet

Christos Rafalides

vibraphonist Christos Rafalides and ensembles

Unintended Consequences

New Orleans-style party band, plays a fun mix of standards, rock, Dixie, movie and TV themes, and more.

Patrick Poladian

pianist Patrick Poladian performs American jazz standards with a French touch

R&B, blues, smooth jazz

Where do you find great R&B, blues and smooth jazz? Right here!


Our Small Ensembles division provides top quality duos

Judy Handler and Mark Levesque

International mandolin and guitar music

Duo Cavatina

Award-winning guitar and flute duo

Jess Jurkovic and Pedro Giraudo

piano/bass jazz duo

True Sugar Jazz Groove

Miho Nobuzane (Pianist/Vocalist/Composer/Arranger) & Tetsuya Sato (Bass/Arranger)


All of these featured soloists also perform with ensembles that vary according to the nature of the event.

Carlos Almeida

Guitar and voice (voz e violão)

Sebastian Cruz

guitar and voice, Latin American favorites

Paul Meyers


Ulisses Rocha

from Brazil, guitarist and educator

Educational Programs

Many of our artists are experienced educators.