Choro Workshop with Grupo Falso Baiano
Grupo Falso Baiano members Zack Pitt-Smith (reeds), Brian Moran (7 string guitar/mandolin/cavaquinho), and Ami Molinelli (pandeiro/percussion) discuss choro essentials for those new to the genre, their experiences playing in Brazil and the US, as well as strategies for arranging classic choros, different grooves and articulations, the roles of the different instruments, playing in choro jam sessions (rodas) and more. This workshop is participatory, so bring your instruments!
Grupo Falso Baiano was created by Pitt-Smith, Moran and Molinelli in 2003 to explore modern and old school choro. They have played throughout CA at clubs and in festivals over the years. Their 2008 release Viajando Choro e Jazz was produced by Michael Spiro, and featured special guests Jovino Santos Neto, Mike Marshall, Jorge Alabe among others. Their second CD Simplicidade: Live at Yoshi’s was released in August of 2011. www.grupofalsobaiano.com for more info.
$30 advance purchase/$45 day of the workshop