Jovino Santos Neto
pianist, composer, former member of Hermeto Pascoal Group
It is very rare to find an American musician who embraces our music and culture with passion and authenticity. Richard Boukas is one of these exceptional artists. His diverse talents as an acoustic guitarist, vocalist and composer lend him an artistic passport into almost any musical situation.
His solid grasp of Brazilian music makes him a cultural ambassador through his teachings.
guitarist, Trio da Paz
Dear friend Richard Boukas gets my sincere admiration– not only for his imaginative guitar playing, but his amazing composing, incredible knowledge of diverse musical styles, and his vocals– which I only hope more people can hear what he is capable of doing.
Richard Boukas is a brilliant, multi-talented individual. His work draws upon Jazz, Brazilian and Classical influences, and exhibits a mastery of instrumental and vocal technique guided by a prevailing sense of clarity. He is one of a handful of artists who can scat progressive Jazz lines with articulate agility and conceptual integrity on par with his instrumental abillty.
pianist, composer, educator, Fulbright Scholar