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Romero Lubambo & Chico Pinheiro
Thu, Aug 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pmFree
The guitar has occupied a special place in Brazilian music since the late 19th century and Romero Lubambo and Chico Pinheiro are jazz artists who have blazed new trails for the instrument in the 21st century. Descending to the Gardens from their Cazadero redwoods perch as faculty at California Brazil Camp, their Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) project features intricate interplay, breathtaking improvisational flights and a sublime repertoire encompassing Henry Mancini, Sting, Michel Legrand, Jobim, Djavan, Wayne Shorter and the Beatles. Born in Rio and based in New York City since 1985, Lubambo is a prolific recording artist who’s collaborated with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma, Kathleen Battle and Angelique Kidjo to NEA Jazz Masters Dianne Reeves, Kenny Barron and Paquito D’Rivera. Hailing from São Paulo, Pinheiro is the most widely acclaimed Brazilian guitarist to emerge in the past two decades. An esteemed composer and bandleader, he’s collaborated with artists such as Placido Domingo, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Joyce and Chris Potter.