Friday September 9, 7:30PM at the Dance Palace Main Hall
Tres Baías brings fresh versions of traditional Brazilian string music, choro, the first Brazilian music to identify as a national style and which contributed to the development of samba. Choro is propelled with counterpoint and infectious danceability. Tres Baias’ music appeals to bluegrass, jazz and chamber music buffs alike.
The free-flowing 10-string mandolin melodies of Almir Côrtes compliment the rhythmic and contrapuntal 7-string guitar work of Nando Duarte.
Brian Rice of Wake the Dead fame adds his unreal virtuosity on the pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine); Multi-instrumentalist and Bahía, Brazil native Almir Côrtes brings his broad repertoire and creative energy to the viola caipira (Brazilian ten-string guitar) and the rarely-seen Bahian guitar; Nando Duarte, from Rio de Janeiro, brings his expertise on the seven-string guitar.
Join us at the Dance Palace to listen to Tres Baias’ creative arrangements and astounding virtuosity. In person tickets, $30; streaming, $10.
About Almir Côrtes:
A native of Bahia, Brazil, multi-instrumentalist Almir is equally at home on mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, viola caipira (Brazilian ten-string guitar) and the rarely-seen Bahian guitar. His repertoire of styles is equally broad, including choro, frevo, samba, maxixe and Brazilian jazz among others. He has performed throughout Brazil as well as the United States, Europe and Cuba. Almir has performed with David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Nailor Proveta, Howard Alden, Armandinho Macêdo and many other luminaries, as well as leading his own Trio, featuring many of his original compositions.
About Nando Duarte:
From Rio de Janeiro, Nando started his musical career at a young age playing electric guitar on tour with pop bands in Brazil. Moving to the seven-string acoustic guitar he became one of the catalysts of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga, Hélio Delmiro among others as his professors. Nando’s career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, record, and/or produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa, Zélia Duncan, João Bosco, Nicolas Krassik, Yamandú Costa, Martnália, Moska, Maria Gadú, Adriana Calcanhoto, Walter Alfaiate, Zeca Pagodinho, Soraya Ravenle, Ney Matogrosso, Moyses Marques, Diogo Nogueira, among others.
About Brian Rice:
An acclaimed percussionist, performer, educator, recording artist and specialist in both Brazilian and Afro Cuban percussion, Brian has performed and/or recorded with Mike Marshall, Jovino Santos Neto, Spok, Claudia Villela, Danilo Brito, Dudu Maia, Alessandro Penezzi, Jorge Alabe, and Rogerio Souza among others and his playing graces over 70 recordings. In April 2017 Brian performed at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Savannah Music Festival with the Danilo Brito Quintet. Brian is the co-founder and artistic director of the Berkeley Festival of Choro and teaches Samba Bateria, and the Afro-Cuban Ensembles at UC Davis and Brazilian percussion at the California Jazz Conservatory.
MAIN HALL DOORS AND OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE SHOW START. No tickets available at the door; pre-sale only. The streaming option will air live, and will not be recorded for future viewing.
Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees; no exceptions. We are sorry, but those who cannot show proof (original card or vaccination record QR code) will not be admitted to the venue. Thank you for your cooperation.