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Guilherme Monteiro

Born in Rio de Janeiro in the early seventies, while Brazil was still living in a dark period of it's military dictatorship, Guilherme had an early fascination for music and improvisation. He still remembers going after his neighbor's music teacher and asking him to go talk to his mom, so he could start music lessons. He was a driven 7 year old back then. By the age of fifteen he was performing in jazz clubs and teaching privately in the city of Belo Horizonte, soon becoming one of the most respected musicians in that city. As a teenager in Belo Horizonte Guilherme cut his teeth on the complex harmonies and rhythms of the music from Minas Gerais, playing with Toninho Horta and Tavinho Moura

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz at Zinc Bar

Read "Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz at Zinc Bar" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz Zinc Bar New York, NY August 30, 2013 At a rare New York City performance, Rio de Janeiro-based pandeiro player Scott Feiner showcased a set of solely original material from his upcoming independent release A View From Below. Backed by a trio ...

Support Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz - 4th CD "A View from Below" at Indiegogo

Support Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz - 4th CD "A View from Below" at Indiegogo

About A View From Below A View From Below marks an exciting turning point for my Pandeiro Jazz project as this is the first recording comprised entirely of original compositions of mine. Sonically speaking, it's also completely different from my previous three CDs, which were more acoustic in nature. A View From Below features a unique ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

Read "Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been told and retold in various mediums and manners throughout the ages. Claudio Monteverdi used opera as his means of transmitting the tale, alt-rocker Nick Cave tackled it head-on in song and author Neil Gaiman revisited the story in comic book format, but the list doesn't stop there; any ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz: New York City, NY, December 01, 2012

Read "Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz: New York City, NY, December 01, 2012" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro JazzZinc BarNew York, NYDecember 1, 2012Rio de Janeiro-based, New York-born pandeiro master Scott Feiner constantly seeks different approaches for the genre he arguably created when he incorporated his instrument--a trademark of sambas and chorinho--into a more contemporary jazz format. Since the release of his debut, Pandeiro Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Jazz Samba-Samba Jazz

Read "Jazz Samba-Samba Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca is the patron saint of Samba Jazz. He's been singing the virtues of this hybridized form for quite some time, establishing a rhythmic middle ground where both worlds can meet in mutual, musical splendor. In short, he's earned the cymbal halo that floats above his head on the cover of Samba Jazz--Jazz ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Duduka Da Fonseca: The Guy From Ipanema

Read "Duduka Da Fonseca: The Guy From Ipanema" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

The 1950s into the early 1960s was a special period in Brazil, the land of beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains and the home of a warm, inviting and sensuous music called samba that was developed during those years. It was also a time when bossa nova, another sumptuous musical style, was spawned. The music invades the senses ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz

Read "Samba Jazz" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Throughout his four decade-plus career, drummer/percussionist/composer Duduka Da Fonseca has successfully bridged the gap between the samba of his native Brazil and jazz, either when performing as the co-leader of Trio da Paz or as a sideman with the likes of pianist Kenny Barron, guitarist/vocalist Antonio Carlos Jobim and bassist Rufus Reid. On this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dominick Farinacci: Dawn of Goodbye

Read "Dawn of Goodbye" reviewed by Lewis J Whittington

No lyrics necessary. The black and white cover photos of Dominick Farinacci's Dawn of Goodbye evokes the early 1960s, but the trumpeter is not just striking a pose. He may only be 28, but the tone of his trumpet is that of a multi-era jazz soul. Farinacci's concept for this collection, sans lyrics, ...

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Beat Kaestli and Friends @ Miles Cafe NYC, Weds. July 27th

Beat Kaestli and Friends @ Miles Cafe NYC, Weds. July 27th

Come join this After-Bday Splash at Miles Cafe, NYC on Wednesday, July 27th from 8:30-10PM, featuring the vocal stylings of acclaimed singer Beat Kaestli, including brand new songs from his upcoming French tribute, Brazilian favorites and songs from his CDs “Invitation" and “Far From Home." He's joined by guitarist Guilherme Monteiro and Ricky Rodriguez on bass ...


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