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Syracuse to Host Brazilian Guitar Trio April 4

Ricardo Peixoto, Rogério Souza, and Edinho Gerber to perform in Slocum Hall on April 4

March 27, 2017, by News Staff

Guitarist Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber
Guitarist Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber

The Department of Art & Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences will present an evening concert featuring three pioneers of Brazilian guitar music-- Ricardo Peixoto, Rogério Souza, and Edinho Gerber.

The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm in Slocum Auditorium (Rm. 214). The event is free and open to the public.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Bay Area guitarist and composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top performers of Brazilian guitar in the United States today. His fluid melodic style and keen compositional sense reflects his country’s rich and diverse traditions. Over his long career Peixoto has recorded, performed, and collaborated with some of Brazil’s most celebrated artists, including Claudia Villela, Flora Purim and Airto, Bud Shank, Sivuca, Toots Thielemans, Dori Caymmi, and Guinga.

Ricardo Peixoto
Ricardo Peixoto

A master of both 6 and 7 string guitars, Rogério Souza has has performed around the world showcasing his original works as well as a stunning classic repertoire. He has also worked as a producer with a multitude of world class Brazilian musicians including Baden Powell, Paulinho da Viola, Ney Matogrosso, João Bosco, Ivan Lins, Elizeth Cardoso, Dona Ivone Lara, Nelson Cavaquinho, Martinho da Vila, and Zeca Pagodinho. Rogério performs regularly in music festivals and concerts throughout Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Asia, in addition to many master classes and workshops he teaches throughout the year.

Having a Brazilian mother and an American father has gifted guitarist Edinho Gerber with a rich musical vocabulary developed in the two countries where he was raised. Navigating effortlessly between the genres of choro, jazz, samba, and blues, he says he is always in search of the intersection points within his dual cultural identity.

A staple in the Chicago music scene for many years, Edinho has performed in prestigious venues throughout the U.S., Russia, and Japan, and currently resides in Rio de Janeiro where he performs regularly with Souza in the celebrated collaboration, Duo Violão Brasil.

The Brazilian guitar concert is organized by Silvia Lazo, instructor of music history & cultures, and is promoted by the students of the Music in Latin America course.

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A sample of the three guitarist perfoming together can be seen below.

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