GRAMMY®-winning Brazilian pianist, singer, and composer Eliane Elias will perform Mar. 28 - Apr. 1 at Birdland, 315 W. 44th St., New York City. The performances are in celebration of her new Concord Jazz release, Dance of Time.
Eliane will perform two sets each night, at 8:30 and 11:00 pm, with the doors opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 with a $10 food or drink minimum. A full dinner menu is offered, and there's parking nearby. For more information about these performances and reservations, call Birdland at (212) 581-3080 or visit: www.birdlandjazz.com.
Eliane Elias' website is www.elianeelias.com. The Concord Jazz website is www.concordmusicgroup.com.
The Sons of Brasil will perform Mar. 31, 7:00-11:00 pm, at Louie's Wine Dive, 7100 Wornall Rd. For more information, the website is www.louieswinedive.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.
Choro musicians Julie Koidin (flute) and John Beard (guitar and cavaquinho) will perform April 25 and May 23 at Sketchbook Brewing Company, 821 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL. Both performances are 7:30-10:00 pm.
For more information, Sketchbook Brewing Company's phone number is (847) 859-9051, and the website is www.sketchbookbrewing.com. Julie Koidin's website is www.juliekoidin.com.
Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer João Bosco and his band will perform May 2-6 at Birdland, 315 W. 44th St., New York City. The band is guitarist Ricardo Silveira, drummer Kiko Freitas, and bassist Gutto Wirtti.
They will play two sets each night, at 8:30 and 11:00 pm, with the doors opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 with a $10 food or drink minimum. A full dinner menu is offered, and there's parking nearby. For more information about these performances and reservations, call Birdland at (212) 581-3080 or visit: www.birdlandjazz.com.
João Bosco's website is www.joaobosco.com.br.
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.