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QUARTETO MODERNO

DIÁLOGOS DUO

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LIVE QUARTETO MODERNO CD

LIVE QUARTETO MODERNO CD

Ensembles

Richard Boukas has been leading contemporary jazz and Brazilian music ensembles for forty years. He has fronted cutting-edge duos, trios and quartets featuring his original compositions and arrangements of existing repertoire.

• Quarteto Moderno Formed in 2008, the ensemble features the brilliant woodwind virtuoso Lucas Pino and an itinerant rhythm section: bassist Gustavo Amarante and drummer Maurício Zottarelli. Boukas's compositions traverse all major Brazilian genres including samba, choro, baião, marcha, frevo, maracatu and guarânia.

Their performances include not only notable concert venues and festivals, but numerous libraries and educational institutions.

• Diálogos Duo was formed in late 2016 to present Richard Boukas' contemporary BRAZILIAN works for clarinet (bass clarinet) and guitar. Featuring virtuoso French clarinetist Louis Arques, the duo has presented two seven-movement cycles, Diálogos for Clarinet and Guitar and Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar. These two works are featured on their DEBUT CD.

• Trio Brasiliero came into being in the early 1990's, featuring among the best Brazilian bassists and drummers in the New York area. Richard is joined by his Quarteto Moderno bassist Gustavo Amarante and drummer Maurício Zottarelli. Their repertoire consists of both original compositions and fresh interpretations from the Brazilian Songbook (Jobim, Chico Buarque), heralded composers from Minas Gerais (Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Sérgio Santos), and legendary guitarists (Luiz Bonfá, Baden Powell, Guinga, Rafael Rabello).

• Duo Brasileiro features Richard Boukas and bassist  Gustavo Amarante. Their repertoire is similar to Trio Brasileiro and they perform in more intimate venues.

DIÁLOGOS DUO DEBUT CD

DIÁLOGOS DUO DEBUT CD

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