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Welcome! Topping our New Releases section is Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio, a double album featuring Silveira on guitar, Vanessa Rodrigues on Hammond B3, and Rafael Barata on drums. We have all the details plus a sample track from that release and 78 others, including Bebel Gilberto's latest album, Tudo, Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso's Segunda Vez, Sherie Julianne's 10 Degrees South, and Junity Duo & Quartet by Hendrik Meurkens and Misha Tsiganov. We've also added two recommended albums to our Beyond Brazil section: jazz pianist Kevin Cline's Make Up Your Mind featuring guest artist Bobby Shew, and the eponymous Latin jazz disc Ritmos Unidos. We have details and sample tracks from both albums. Our Beyond Brazil section now includes 62 albums, nearly all with sample tracks, including these recent additions: Angel Eyes by Afro Bop Alliance, Fly! by Mitch Shiner and the BloomingTones Big Band, and Preachin to the Choir by Dawan Muhammad. Be sure to check out our Audio Archives section, where you'll find extended features on 112 Brazilian albums—plus lots more music to listen to. Thank you for stopping by. Please take a few minutes to look around (you can always return to this page by clicking on our logo at the top of every page). If you like what you find, we hope you'll tell your friends about it. Thank you!

January 15, 2014 – The innovative band Fato from Curitiba, Paraná, is celebrating its Grupo Fato in recording studio. 20th anniversary with the release of the group's seventh album later this year. Keyboardist and vocalist Grace Torres sent us a sneak preview of the release. Produced by Pedro Luís, the new album (yet to be named) features guest appearances by vocalists... Read more

Here are earlier sneak previews of new albums by:
Hamilton de Holanda & Yamandú Costa
Jon Gold
André Vasconcellos
Joe Carter
Pascalito
Luiz Simas
Harvey Wainapel

April 24, 2013 – As the author of 14 books whose work is anthologized Rodrigo Garcia Lopes. Rodrigo Garcia Lopes
in several countries, Rodrigo Garcia Lopes has received acclaim as a scholar, poet and translator. But he's not so well known as a singer-songwriter. With the release of his second album, Canções do Estúdio Realidade, he has emerged as an artist deserving worldwide recognition for his music... Read more

Here's another of our Discovery Artists:
Rubens Figueiredo

Remembering Tom Jobim
Dec. 8, 2011 – Antonio Carlos Jobim, the beloved composer whose name comes to mind Tom Jobim. first when people speak of Brazilian music, died on December 8, 1994. Here's our short biographical sketch of Tom Jobim and a 44-minute musical tribute to him, Remembering Tom Jobim, from our radio broadcast on the tenth anniversary of his death, December 8, 2004... Read more

Here are other special features:
Interview with Antonio Adolfo
The story of Mas que Nada
Paula Morelenbaum interview
BOSSAlibre

 Birthday Sketches
Aug. 16, 1946 – Ivan Conti
Aug. 16, 1948 – Paulinho Garcia
Aug. 16, 1952 – Dadi
Aug. 17, 1934 – João Donato
Aug. 19, 1946 – Alex Malheiros
Aug. 22, 1948 – Francisco Mario
Aug. 27, 1934 – Sylvia Telles
Aug. 31, 1919 – Jackson do Pandeiro
Aug. 31, 1939 – Francis Hime
Aug. 31, 1939 – Paul Winter
Aug. 31, 1981 – Marcela Mangabeira
Sept. 2, 1917 – Laurindo Almeida
Sept. 3, 1943 – Waly Salomão
Sept. 9, 1953 – Dagoberto Linhares
Sept. 9, 1977 – Maria Rita Mariano
Sept. 12, 1944 – Leci Brandão
Sept. 12, 1954 – Scott Hamilton
Sept. 13, 1949 – Itamar Assumpção
Sept. 14, 1943 – Marcos Valle
Sept. 15, 1928 – Cannonball Adderley
Sept. 16, 1921 – Jon Hendricks
Sept. 16, 1925 – Charlie Byrd
Sept. 18, 1954 – Jovino Santos Neto
Sept. 22, 1945 – Gonzaguinha
Sept. 22, 1950 – Paulo Bellinati
Sept. 26, 1945 – Gal Costa
Sept. 26, 1957 – Mário Adnet
Sept. 26, 1980 – Rafael Barata
Sept. 28, 1942 – Tim Maia
Oct. 1, 1902 – Isaías Sávio
Oct. 2, 1947 – Antonio Adolfo
Oct. 3, 1915 – Orlando Silva
Oct. 3, 1965 – Adriana Calcanhotto
Oct. 4, 1944 – Eddie Gomez
Oct. 8, 1863 – Catullo da Paixão Cearense
Oct. 8, 1929 – Paulinho Nogueira
Oct. 11, 1908 – Cartola
Oct. 11, 1936 – Tom Zé
Oct. 13, 1927 – Lee Konitz

Because of commitments to other projects, we have stopped writing new birthday sketches. Thus, the names listed above do not have links to sketches. We hope to resume this feature at a later date.

Ricardo Silveira with Vanessa Rodrigues and Rafael Barata,
Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio CD cover.
Disc 1 Tracks – Studio
01 – Cochise
02 – A historia de Lily Braun
03 – A medida do meu coração
04 – Batucada
05 – Canto de Ossanha
06 – Memphis underground
07 – No regrets
08 – Reflexões
09 – Amazon river

Disc 2 Tracks – Live
01 – Samba e amor
02 – Body and soul
03 – Polo pony
04 – Francesa
05 – You don't know what love is
06 – One-eyed monster
07 – Eu e a brisa
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Bebel Gilberto, Tudo
Tudo CD cover.
01 – Somewhere else
02 – Nada não
03 – Tom de voz
04 – Novas ideias
05 – Harvest moon
06 – Tudo
07 – Saudade vem correndo
08 – Areia
09 – Tout est bleu
10 – Lonely in my heart
11 – Vivo sonhando
12 – Inspiração
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Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, Segunda Vez
Segunda Vez CD cover.
01 – Bole bole
02 – Simplicidade
03 – Alumiando
04 – É do que há
05 – Mistura e manda
06 – Sensível
07 – Quiera-me bem
08 – Sete estrelas
09 – Murmurando
10 – Uma noite no Sumaré
11 – Paraíso
12 – Tenebroso
13 – Evocação de Jacob
14 – Flores
15 – Cine Baronesa
16 – Sonhando
17 – Bola preta
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Sherie Julianne, 10 Degrees South
10 Degrees South CD cover.
01 – Bananeira
02 – Watch what happens
03 – O pato
04 – Bonita
05 – Brasil nativo
06 – A rã
07 – Encontro
08 – Painting
09 – Maracatu, nação do amor (April child)
10 – O barquinho (Little boat)
11 – The look of love
12 – So many stars
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Hendrik Meurkens & Misha Tsiganov,
Junity Duo & Quartet
Junity Duo & Quartet CD cover.
01 – Blackbird
02 – Luiza
03 – Lady bear's lullaby
04 – Junity
05 – Norwegian wood
06 – Olena
07 – Pent up house
08 – Ruby, my dear
09 – Menina na janela
10 – West coast blues
11 – Scriabin
12 – Close enough for love
13 – Etude Op. 2, No. 1 [Scriabin]
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Plus...

Fabiana Passoni, Let Your Love Rise
Benjamim Taubkin, Al Qantara/ The Bridge
Clarice Assad, Imaginarium
Trio Três Pontos, Três Pontos...
Antonio Adolfo, Rio, Choro, Jazz...
Charlie Dennard, From Brazil to New Orleans
Rozina Pátkai, Você e Eu
Paulinho Garcia, Beautiful Love

From 2013
Miguel de León, Natal
Ricardo Silveira & Vinicius Cantuária, RSVC
Ricardo Silveira & Roberto Taufic, Atlânticos
Pedro Martins, Dreaming High
Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, New Samba Jazz Directions
Daniella Alcarpe, O Tempo Salta
Dendê & Banda, Back to Bahia
Hamilton de Holanda & André Mehmari, GismontiPascoal
Benjamim Taubkin & Adriano Adewale, The Vortex Sessions
Cristina Braga, Samba, Jazz and Love
Rodrigo Garcia Lopes, Canções do Estúdio Realidade
Carlos Machado, Longe
Grupo FATO, Da Tamancalha ao Sampler
Jovino Santos Neto, Piano Master Series, Vol. 4
Carlos Careqa, Made in China
Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves, Milagre
Mario Adnet, Amazonia: On the Forest Trail
Nilson Matta, Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

From 2012
Fabiana Passoni, Dim the Lights
Ricardo Silveira, Storyteller
Weber Iago, Piano Masters Series, Vol. 3
Grażyna Auguścik & Paulinho Garcia, Beatles Nova
Various, Adventure Music 10
Joe Carter, Both Sides of the Equator
Carol Saboya, Belezas
Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet, Jequibau
Brazilian Trio, Constelação
Veronneau, Jazz Samba Project
Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto, Brasilianos 3
Dendê & Hãhãhães, Bahia de Todos os Santos
Philippe Baden Powell, Piano Masters Series, Vol. 2
Clarice Assad, Home
Hendrik Meurkens & Gabriel Espinosa, Celebrando
Wady Issa Fernandes, Dessambando
Various, Brazilian Beat
Laura Dreyer, Free Flying Bird

From 2011
Mario Adnet, More Jobim Jazz
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Current
Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, Plays Toninho Horta
Hendrik Meurkens, Live at Bird's Eye
Antonio Adolfo, Chora Baião
Delia Fischer, Saudações Egberto
Yamandú Costa & Hamilton de Holanda, Live!
Various, Red Hot + Rio 2
Pagode Jazz Sardinha's Club, Cidade Mestiça
Luciano Antonio, Vida de Artista
Fabiana Passoni, Naturalmente Brasil
André Vasconcellos, 2
Sergio Mendes, Celebration: A Musical Journey
Patty Ascher, Bossa, Jazz 'n' Samba
Carlos Careqa, Alma Boa de Lugar Nenhum
Ark Ovrutski Quintet, Sounds of Brasil
Luiz Simas, Mata Atlântica Piano Suite
Pascalito, Neostalgia
Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos
Various, Bossa Nova Around the World
Mark Weinstein, Jazz Brasil
Mente Clara, São Benedito
Kathleen Kolman, Dream On
Edu Puperi Quarteto, Toca Aí Meu!
Scott Anderson, Music from the Quiet
Zé da Velha/ Silvério Pontes, Samba Instrumental
Trio Macaíba, Na Trilha do Pé Serra
Chico César, Francisco Forró y Frevo
Trovadores Urbanos, Amor Até o Fim
Jerry+Croa, Atlântida Pantanal

Brazil Project, an international quartet of jazz musicians, will present a concert Maurício Zottarelli. Maurício Zottarelli Sept. 26 at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland. The show begins at 8:00 pm. The quartet features Leonardo Lucini. Leonardo Lucini seven-string bassist and composer Leonardo Lucini and drummer Maurício Zottarelli, who are both from Brazil. Also featured are Canadian saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk and Cuban-Venezuelan pianist César Orozco. The quartet plays cool jazz infused with Brazilian rhythms. The music includes samba, choro, baião, bossa nova and partido alto... Read more

The Sons of Brasil will perform Sept. 28, 2:00-3:00 pm, at the Bridge Street Jazz and Food Fair, The Sons of Brasil. The Sons of Brasil Smithville, MO. 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) ... Read more

Pianist Hélio Alves, saxophonist Scott Hamilton, guitarist Romero Lubambo, Scott Hamilton. Scott Hamilton bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca will present A Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim on five October dates in Montana and Seattle, Washington. Oct. 2 at the Ellen Theatre, 17 W. Main St., Romero Lubambo. Romero Lubambo Bozeman, Montana (information at www.theellentheatre.com); Oct. 3, 7:30 pm, at the Bigfork Center for Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave., Bigfork, Montana (information at www.bigforktheater.org); Oct. 4 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. 2nd St., Whitefish, Montana... Read more

Brazilian singer Kenia has two performances scheduled in Pittsburgh: Oct. 2, Kenia. Kenia 6:00-9:00 pm at the Hill Cancer Center Gala, Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., with Salsamba Latin Jazz Group, featuring Eric Susoeff (guitar), George Jones (conga), Eric DeFade (saxes and flute), Paul Thompson (bass) and Tom Wendt (drums); for more information, call (412) 642-1800. Oct. 17... Read more

Singer Masha Campagne and her group will perform Brazilian-style jazz Oct. 3, 8:30 pm, Masha Campagne. Masha Campagne at Angelica's Supper Club (Bell Stage main dining room), 863 Main St., Redwood City, California. Members of the band are Scott Sorkin (guitar), Phil Thompson (drums), Doug Lee (bass) and Masha Campagne (vocals and percussion). It's a dinner show. Tickets for premiere seating are $20; regular seating is $13 online or $19 at the door. For more information... Read more

Here are 62 albums we recommend from the world of music
beyond Brazil: Kevin Cline's Make Up Your Mind; Ritmos Unidos' eponymous album; Angel Eyes by Afro Bop Alliance; Fly! by Mitch Shiner and the BloomingTones Big Band; Dawan Muhammad's Preachin to the Choir; Para Cuba con Amor by Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa; Silva • Bell • Elation by Dee Bell and Marcos Silva; This Side of Mestizaje by Alex García's AfroMantra; Jason Paul Curtis' Faux Bourgeois Café; Charlie Apicella & Iron City's Big Boss; Barbara Ween's Detour Ahead; Perry Beekman's Bewitched; Kate Ross' People Make the World Go Round; Rendezvous by Mary Anne Anderson with Doug MacDonald; Sharon Marie Cline's This is Where I Wanna Be; Keeping It Simple by Judy Philbin and Adam Levine; Carol Fredette's No Sad Songs for Me; Mike Bardash Quintet's Polygon; Janice Borla Group's Promises to Burn; Adam Smale's Out of the Blue; and many more... Read details and hear sample tracks

Randy Morse produced and hosted the weekly radio program The Best of Brazil from 1999 through 2010. Many of the features from the program are archived here, organized by category and broadcast date... Read more

Here are links to the websites of more than 350 bands and musicians, listed in alphabetical order by first name.
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Here are links to the websites of 117 record labels, listed in alphabetical order.
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