"Best Brazilian Jazz Guitarist in U.S."
Guitar One Magazine
New School University faculty
College of Performing Arts
Jazz and Brazilian Music
University Distinguished Teaching Award
LaBella Strings endorsing artist
"Very few musicians today can be so adept at the arts of composition, arrangement and performance of a musical language that they were not born into. Richard Boukas is one of these rare individuals, and I heartily recommend his work in all its multiple forms. He definitely has captured the soul of Brazilian music in his heart."
Jovino Santos Neto
Professor of Music
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
three-time Grammy nominee
”It is very rare to find an American musician who embraces our music and culture with such passion and authenticity. Richard Boukas is one of these exceptional artists. His diverse talents as a guitarist, composer, vocalist and educator lend him an artistic passport into almost any musical situation.”
• International Clarinet Association
ClarinetFest July 2019
Featured Artists Performance
Bossa Magazine Article(page 23)
• Richard Boukas was just named "Citizen of Brazilian Music in the U.S." by the Brazilian Music Foundation (BFA). Read the article and interview above in BFA's official online publication, Bossa Magazine, page 23.
• World-famous Italian clarinetist Alessandro Carbonare recently performed four of my Diálogos Duo works in Saronno (near Milan). Concluding an all-Brazilian program, other composers included Villa-Lobos, Sérgio Assad, Baden Powell and Zequinho Abreu.