Quarteto Moderno / Brazilian Jazz
CD "Live! Ao Vivo!"
QUARTETO MODERNO is recognized as one of the most innovative contemporary Brazilian Jazz ensembles based in the U.S. Formed in 2008, the ensemble features Richard Boukas's compositions in Brazilian genres including samba, choro, baião, frevo, maracatu, marcha, valsa and guarânia. Boukas synergizes these traditional forms with a rich melodic and harmonic vocabulary drawn from jazz and chamber music. The group's performances showcase a fiery, spontaneous interaction driven by daring improvisations and perpetual rhythmic explorations.
Featured on acoustic guitar and vocals, Boukas is joined by woodwind virtuoso Lucas Pino and itinerant Brazilian musicians Gustavo Amarante (bass) and Maurício Zottarelli (drums).
Among the ensemble's featured performances are Hudson Hall Jazz Festival (Hudson NY), Branford Jazz Festival (Conn.), Lehman College Latin Jazz Festival, Queens College Year of Brazil, Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium (Bahai Center, NYC), Jazz Forum (Tarrytown) and community venues including Budarz Theater at Ossining Library and New Americans Program at NYC Public Library.
QUARTETO MODERNO PROGRAMS
The ensemble presents a variety of programs, including:
• TRIBUTES TO BRAZILIAN MASTERS
Original Boukas compositions
• THE BRAZILIAN SONGBOOK
Jobim and beyond
• MÚSICA MINEIRA (Minas Gerais)
Nascimento, Horta, Santos
FEATURED CD AUDIO TRACKS
Since his arrival in New York City from Phoenix, AZ, he has rapidly become one of today’s distinct virtuosos of the saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. Pino is composer-leader of the No Net Nonet (CD Port Fenix, Origin Records 2015) which perfoms monthly at Small's Jazz Club in NYC. His his debut CD Yellow Flower was released in 2008. Pino's numerous sideman recordings and performances with cutting-edge jazz musicians include Rafal Sarnecki, Dave Baron, Florian Hoefner, Takuya Karoda and Jorn Swart. Lucas received his B.A. at New School Jazz and his M.A. at the Juilliard School. In 2012 he was guest performer on Boukas's landmark música mineira project. For more info visit lucaspino.com