Quarteto Roda de Choro

Live Act Improvisation Instrumental Brazilian Jazz Choro
Quarteto Roda de Choro - Improvisation Instrumental Brazilian Jazz Choro Live Act in Sao Paulo

Quarteto Roda de Choro Short Info

Choro is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre that originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro, characterized by virtuosity and improvisation. Led by the legendary 7-String Guitar master Luizinho 7 Cordas, the Quarteto Roda Choro includes musicians from different generations with a traditional instrumentation consisting of clarinet, cavaquinho, pandeiro and, of course, the 7-String acoustic guitar.

The project started in 2007 in a nightlong serenade in São Paulo. The atmosphere was so cool, the music was flowing so well that the group started accepting invitations to play elsewhere and were suddenly performing all over Brazil. Luizinho, who is one of the most iconic musicians within the genre, says: “We play the Choro in its essence, the way it’s supposed to be. The music is so beautiful, it’s the only genre featuring 3 different parts and a wonderful melody, and there’s no need for that much improvisation!”

One of the most important things in Choro, and in Brazilian music as a whole, is that the different generations are truly in contact. The more experienced musicians can pass their knowledge and know-how onto the young ones. That’s what a Roda de Choro is: a meeting of musicians of different generations performing very at ease.

The Quartet has released their first album in 2014 including tunes that they normally play at concerts. The group pays homage to Dominguinhos and to other classic Choro composers such as Pixinguinha, Abel Ferreira and Severino Araújo. Leo Rodrigues, who plays the pandeiro, as is the youngest in the group, says: I do believe in this music, it makes me happy! To record it is just like a dream come true.

That’s the spirit: virtuosity, rhythm, joy and improvisation!

Choro is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre that originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro, characterized by virtuosity and improvisation. Led by the legendary 7-String Guitar master Luizinho 7 Cordas, the Quarteto Roda Choro includes musicians from different generations with a traditional instrumentation consisting of clarinet, cavaquinho, pandeiro and, of course, the 7-String acoustic guitar.

The project started in 2007 in a nightlong serenade in São Paulo. The atmosphere was so cool, the music was flowing so well that the group started accepting invitations to play elsewhere and were suddenly performing all over Brazil. Lui...

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Past Gigs Quarteto Roda de Choro

  • 11 | 2014 Sao Paulo SESC Pinheiros (BR)
  • 06 | 2014 Sao Paulo SESC Ipiranga (BR)
  • 12 | 2013 Mérida Merida Fest (MX)

Discography Quarteto Roda de Choro

  • 2014 Quarteto Roda de Choro Album | Scubidu Records

Media

  • Video Quarteto Roda de Choro - EPK
  • Video Roda de Choro | Chorinho pr...
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Origin

  • Sao Paulo BR

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Luizinho 7 Cordas 7-string acoustic Guitar
  • Alexandre Ribeiro clarinet
  • Milton Mori cavaquinho
  • Leo Rodrigues pandeiro