Point Richmond Jazz presents Berkeley Choro Ensemble on BOXING DAY!
The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced "shoro"), is a group of world-class musicians, Jane Lenoir - flute; Harvey Wainapel, reeds, Ricardo Peixoto, guitar, and percussionist Brian Rice from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre, a style of music which emerged in the 1800's in Brazil, fusing the music of Brazil's European immigrants and the native music of Brazil's indigenous and African-Brazilian population. In particular, the choro sound is somewhat akin to a combination of European classical music, ragtime, and blues. Historically, the choro style influenced Brazil's most famous classical composer, Heitor Villa Lobos, to compose some of the world's most hauntingly beautiful music, the Bachianas Brasileiras. Our repertoire also includes samba, bossa nova, jazz, and the music of Northeast Brazil.
"Berkeley Choro provides a great introduction to the chorino style. Flutist Jane Lenoir knows the intricate Brazilian rhythms and melodies. Saxophonist Harvey Wainapel combines his years as a jazzman with a deep study of Brazilian music. Together with guitarist Ricardo Peixoto and percussionist Brian Rice, Berkeley Choro is a real musical treat."
Reese Erlich, Jazz Perspectives
Point Richmond Jazz (View)
201 Martina St.
Point Richmond, CA 94801
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|