The Best of Brazil.
 News & Events

Kenia in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts
Brazilian jazz singer Kenia has these performances scheduled in Pennsylvania Kenia. Kenia and Massachusetts:

June 30, 7:30 pm, The Ladies of Jazz Night at the Oaks Theater with Etta Cox, Michele Bensen, Sandy Dowe and Antoinette Manganas. The Theater is at 310 Allegheny River Boulevard, Oakmont, PA, and tickets are $20-$25. For more information, visit or phone (412) 828-6322.

Sept. 10 at the Brazilian Independence Festival in Boston, MA. Look for more details later.

Oct. 1, 2:00-5:00 pm, at Narcisi Winery, 4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, PA. For more information, visit or phone (724) 444-4744.

Kenia's website is www.kenialive.

Jovino Santos Neto with Sandy and Jeff Cressman & friends in Oakland, California
On July 2 at 7:30 pm, the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, CA, presents Entre Amigos Sandy and Jeff Cressman. Sandy and Jeff Cressman featuring Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto, singer and percussionist Sandy Cressman, trombonist Jeff Cressman and friends Ami Molinelli (percussion), David Belove (bass), and Dillon Vado (drums). Tickets are $20. Piedmont Piano Company is at 1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th).

To purchase tickets with a credit card, call (510) 547-8188. For more information, visit

Jovino Santos Neto's website is, and Sandy and Jeff Cressman's website is

Badi Assad Workshop at the Chicago Choro Club, Evanston, Illinois
Badi Assad. Badi Assad Guitarist and vocalist Badi Assad will present a workshop open to all musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) and dancers July 9, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL. The workshop is sponsored by the Chicago Choro Club. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Space is limited. For more information and reservations, visit

Chicago Choro Club's Roda de Choro in Evanston, Illinois
The Chicago Choro Club. The Chicago Choro Club The Chicago Choro Club hosts a monthly Roda de Choro (choro jam session) at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL. It's free and open to the public, and The Chicago Choro Club. musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play along.

The club also gives weekly lessons every Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am. Organizer Julie Koidin says, For non-musicians wanting to participate in playing music/choro, I highly recommend taking up pandeiro, the Brazilian percussion instrument that is played in a host of styles including choro, samba and other MPB (Brazilian popular music). We have two wonderful teachers—Heitor Garcia and Geraldo de Oliveira.

For more information about the Roda de Choro or music lessons, visit

Career News
Quaternaglia celebrates 25 years with updated website
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet. To mark the milestone, the group has entirely updated its website.

One of the goals of the new design is to be able to sustain more personalized Quaternaglia. Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet interactions with audiences, friends, admirers, and the press.

Among the features of the site is Quaternaglia 25, a series of 25 posts that recount the history of the group, from its origins in 1992 to its most recent activity. Each post is accompanied by a variety of bonus materials including photographs, scans of concert programs, historic video footage, and re-mastered tracks. The posts are found under the heading News.

In addition to the new series of posts, the website also includes Quaternaglia's updated bio, schedule, discography, photographs, videos, audio tracks, and press kit.

To receive information about Quaternaglia's concerts and releases, sign up at Quaternaglia's website is

Flávio Barba launches Jazz4Music project
Brazilian jazz guitarist and composer Flávio Barba has launched a new project called Jazz4Music. Every month, he invites different musicians playing Brazilian music, Jazz4Music. jazz and pop to make a new video of a song, recorded live. The videos are presented on the Jazz4Music youtube channel. Three recordings are already online:

Jogral (Jester) by Filó Machado, José Neto, and Djavan features Flávio Barba, João Cristal, Marinho Andreotti, and Nelton Essi. You can watch at

Milton Nascimento's Canção do Sal (Salt Song) features Flávio Barba, Giba Favery, Ary Holland, Nilton Leonard, Marcos Eiras, and Helio Ishitani. You can watch at

Heitor Villa Lobos' O Trenzinho Caipira (Little Country Train) features Flávio Barba, Michel Freidenson, Lael Medina, Marcos Eiras, and Helio Ishitani. You can watch at

To share these videos, or to subscribe to the channel, visit Flávio Barba's website is


| Go to top | Go home |