Choro de Lá pra Cá has many engagements scheduled in Illinois and Ohio:
Sept. 15, 8:00 pm, Bop Stop at The Music Settlement, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, OH. Admission is $15. For more information, visit www.themusicsettlement.org. Sept. 17, 10:30-11:30 am, Choro de Lá pra Cá will present a workshop open to all instrumentalists hosted by the Chicago Choro Club at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer St., Evanston, IL. For registration and information, visit www.themusicaloffering.org. Sept. 17, 2:00-3:00 pm, singer Dill Costa will be the special guest at a performance at Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL. Admission is free. Sept. 18, 7:30-8:30 pm, a private concert at Cambridge on the Lake, Buffalo Grove, IL. Admission is free. Sept. 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, a private concert at Triton College, River Grove, IL. Admission is free. Sept. 22, 9:00-11:30 pm, singer Dill Costa will be the special guest at a performance at Sabor a Cafe, 2435 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL. For more information, visit www.saboracaferestaurant.com. Sept. 23, 7:30 pm, singer Dill Costa will be the special guest at a performance at the University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL. The concert is part of the Music at Moser Performing Arts Series. For more information, visit www.stfrancis.edu. Sept. 24, 2:00-3:00 pm, at St. Charles Public Library, One South 6th Ave., St. Charles, IL. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.scpld.org.
The members of Choro de Lá pra Cá are Diogo Guanabara (mandolin, cavaquinho and guitar), Caio Padilha (guitar, rabeca, and vocals), and Julie Koidin (flute). The group's website is www.chorodelapraca.com.
The Sons of Brasil will perform:
Sept. 15, 9:30 pm-12:30 am, at Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room, 1830 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO. For more information and reservations, visit www.corvino.com or call (816) 832-4564.
Sept. 17, 6:00-10:00 pm, at The Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Sam Wisman will be featured on drums. For more information, the website is www.greenladylounge.com.
Members of the band are Stan Kessler (trumpet and flugelhorn), Roger Wilder (piano), Danny Embrey (guitar), Greg Whitfield (bass), Doug Auwarter (drums) and Gary Helm (percussion).
The band's website is www.thesonsofbrasil.com.
Brazilian jazz singer Kenia has these performances scheduled in Pennsylvania and Florida:
Sept. 22, Brazilian Day, Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Tickets are $13 online/$15 at the door, or $25 per family. For more information, call (412) 586-4441 or visit www.eventbrite.com.
Sept. 29, 8:00-10:00 pm, with Pau-Brasil Miami at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, Florida, FL. General admission is $30. Table seating is $40 with premium table seating at $45. For more information, visit artsgarage.org.
Oct. 1, 2:00-5:00 pm, at Narcisi Winery, 4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, PA. For more information, visit www.narcisiwinery.com or phone (724) 444-4744.
Oct. 6, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am, at Jazz at Andys Wine Bar, Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Pittsburgh, PA. There is no cover, and the performance is open to the public. For more information, call (412) 773-8884 or visit andyswinebar.com.
Kenia's website is www.kenialive.
Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg has several performances scheduled in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Washington DC area:
Sept. 30, 8:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD. For more information, call (410) 639-9133 or visit www.mainstayrockhall.org.
Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at Twins Jazz, Washington, DC. For more information, call (202) 234-0072 or visit www.twinsjazz.com.
Oct. 14, 8:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at Jazzway 6004, Baltimore, MD. For more information, call (410) 952-4528 or visit www.jazzway6004.org.
Oct. 28, 8:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at the Avalon Theater, Easton, MD. For more information, call (410) 822-7299 or visit tickets.avalontheatre.com.
Nov. 10, 8:00 and 9:30 pm, Michel Nirenberg with Hot Club of Baltimore at An die Musik Live, Baltimore, MD. For more information, call (410) 385-2638 or visit www.andiemusiklive.com.
Nov. 11, 9:00 and 11:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at 49 West Café, Annapolis, MD. For more information, call (410) 626-9796 or visit www.instantseats.com.
Nov. 12, 7:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA. For more information, call (703) 323-0880 or visit www.jccnv.org.
Michel Nirenberg's website is www.michelnirenberg.com.
Roda de Choroin Evanston, Illinois
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 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 themusicaloffering.org.
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 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
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 www.eepuri.com. Quaternaglia's website is www.quaternaglia.com.br.
Brazilian jazz guitarist and composer Flávio Barba has launched a new project called
Jazz4Music.Every month, he invites different musicians playing Brazilian music, 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 www.youtube.com.
Canção do Sal(Salt Song) features Flávio Barba, Giba Favery, Ary Holland, Nilton Leonard, Marcos Eiras, and Helio Ishitani. You can watch at www.youtube.com.
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 www.youtube.com.
To share these videos, or to subscribe to the channel, visit www.youtube.com/thejazz4music. Flávio Barba's website is www.flaviobarba.com.br.