Sunday, September 20th, 2020: Ricardo Peixoto Jazz Ensemble
Ricardo, Peixoto, guitar; Bob Afifi, flute; Ken Cook, piano
4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students
Tickets available on Eventbrite
Born in Rio de Janeiro, guitarist, composer and arranger Ricardo Peixoto came to the U.S. by way of a scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and later settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. His fluid melodic sense and original harmonic approach place him among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the U.S. today. An inspired improviser with a keen compositional sense, Ricardo’s unique and eloquent style evokes images far beyond his Brazilian territory. As a composer grounded both in the jazz and Brazilian music traditions Ricardo has continued to explore Brazil’s rich melodies, sophisticated harmonies and rhythms, while integrating them with the freedom and improvisational approach of jazz. Here is a sample of his work.
*Part of our Third Sunday Concert Series