Quarteto Moderno / Brazilian Jazz

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Quarteto Moderno at Hudson Jazz Festival.
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Quarteto Moderno at Hudson Jazz Festival. CLICK PHOTO to access GALLERY

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.

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"Boukas appropriates the rhythmically funky essence of such styles as Forró, Frevo and Baião and tests their viability in a setting that stresses spontaneous improvisation."

All About Jazz

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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

Boukas, Pino, Amarante, Zottarelli.

Boukas, Pino, Amarante, Zottarelli.

LUCAS PINO

LUCAS PINO

© 2019 Richard Boukas