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.