Jul
1
Jul 31

MacPhail Music Hour

Joe Kaiser (cello) and I will be playing at senior living/assisted living facilities around the metro area during the month of July. 


Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Brazilian Solo Piano Set @ St Paul Art Crawl

  • Shipwrecked Studio at the Dow Building, Studio B4

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Mozar Terra, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and even a choro by me!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music all weekend long - full schedule here.

Apr
17
7:00 pm19:00

New Ruckus Composer Night

  • Studio Z - Northwestern Building

I'll be performing a Brazilian choro I just finished writing (name TBD!) at this composer new music showcase.

Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Carnaval Brasileiro 2017

  • Cedar Cultural Center

I'll be playing Brazilian percussion with Batucada do Norte to celebrate this year's Carnaval - always a blast! Featuring Dandara Odara, Beira Mar Brasil, Omulu Capoeira, and dance instruction from Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz. More info here.

All Ages

$20 Advance / $30 Day of show

 

Mar
1
Mar 31

MacPhail Music Hour with Modern Spark Trio

The Modern Spark Trio will be playing at senior living/assisted living facilities around the metro area during the month of March, featuring music from Europe, America, and Brazil that spans five centuries. 

Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

MacPhail Faculty Recital

  • MacPhail Center for Music

I'll be performing 3 solo piano arrangements of Brazilian sambas with themes of pride and protest.

More details TBA.

MacPhail Center for Music: Antonello Hall

Free and open to the public.

Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

Samba Social Club with Samba Meu

  • Squirrel Haus Arts

I'll be joining Karen Quiroz's band Samba Meu (12-piece band this time!), playing accordion on a few Brazilian forró tunes, and percussion on the rest. Also featuring special guests Laura Harada on rabeca (fiddle), and MC Kunz and Jeanie Ockuly on vocals. This is the last in a series of shows made possible by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

There will even be dance instruction in case you need to pick up some new moves!

$5 cover, guaranteed tons of fun.

Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Samba Social Club with Samba Meu

  • Squirrel Haus Arts

I'm back, with more accordion!

I'll be joining Karen Quiroz's band Samba Meu (12-piece band this time!), playing accordion on a few Brazilian forró tunes, and percussion on the rest. Also featuring special guests Laura Harada on rabeca (fiddle), and MC Kunz and Jeanie Ockuly on vocals.

There will even be dance instruction in case you need to pick up some new moves!

$5 cover, guaranteed tons of fun.

Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

Brazilian Solo Piano Set at Do the Dow art event

  • Shipwrecked Studio / Dow Building B-4

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Erik Pearson's Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Mozar Terra, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and even a choro by me!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music on Friday 11/11 and Saturday 11/12 - full schedule TBD.

Oct
16
2:00 pm14:00

Brazilian Solo Piano Set at the St. Paul Art Crawl

  • Shipwrecked Studio at the Dow Building, Studio B4

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Mozar Terra, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and even a choro by me!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music all weekend long - full schedule here.

Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Samba Meu: Samba, Coco, Forró Night

  • Squirrel Haus Arts

This is an exciting night: my accordion debut!

I'll be joining Karen Quiroz's band Samba Meu, playing accordion on a few Brazilian forró tunes, and percussion on the rest. Also featuring special guest Laura Harada on rabeca (fiddle), and MC Kunz and Jeanie Ockuly on vocals.

There will even be dance instruction in case you need to pick up some new moves!

$5 cover, guaranteed tons of fun.

More info here.

Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Batucada do Norte at International Festival of Burnsville

  • Nicollet Commons Park

Join us at the International Festival of Burnsville this Saturday at 6pm - we'll be playing a short set with many styles, including samba, maracatu, samba reggae, pagode, and coco!

The whole event runs from 3-9pm, with everything from Afrobeat, Irish, West African, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, South American, and Caribbean music.

https://intlfestburnsville.org/

Bate na palma da mão: Karen Quiroz, Samba Meu & Friends
Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

Bate na palma da mão: Karen Quiroz, Samba Meu & Friends

  • Black Dog Café

I'll be playing some percussion with Samba Meu at the Black Dog (and special guest SnapFrost, the sisterhood of the shekere).

Wednesday June 22nd at 7:30pm, starting with a dance lesson with Don DeBoer!

$5 cover.

Samba, forró, tunes from the Maria Rita songbook, and pagode.

Jun
1
Jun 30

MacPhail Music Hour: The Singing Cello

Joe Kaiser (cello) and I will be playing at 10 senior living/assisted living facilities around the metro area during the month of June. The program's theme is "The Singing Cello", which, through a broad range of classical music, highlights similarities between the cello and the human voice.

Modern Spark Trio presents: American Music
Mar
26
7:00 pm19:00

Modern Spark Trio presents: American Music

  • Underground Music Cafe

My trio, featuring Laura Harada (violin) and Aaron Kerr (cello), will be performing a variety of music from the Americas, including Aaron Kerr's American Trio, compositions by local composer Todd Harper, Brazilian choro, bossa nova, and jazz.

$10.

Carnaval Brasileiro 2016 Masquerade Ball (w/Batucada do Norte)
Feb
13
Feb 14

Carnaval Brasileiro 2016 Masquerade Ball (w/Batucada do Norte)

  • International Market Square

Saturday, February 13

9pm-2am

International Market Square

275 Market St, Minneapolis 55405

Tickets: $30 advance, $40 at the door.

I'll be playing Brazilian percussion with Batucada do Norte to celebrate this year's Carnaval - always a blast! This year the great guitarist/vocalist Badi Assad is a special guest, and also featuring Dandara Odara, Beira Mar Brasil, Edilson Lima, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556511744573773/

(There's also a great family afternoon matinee that I won't be participating in: 3-5pm, $10.)

 

Feb
8
12:00 pm12:00

Trombone recital with Lauren Husting

Sundin Hall at Hamline University
12:00-12:30pm
Featuring works by Bach, David, and Riebs-Mills

I'll be accompanying Lauren Husting on the Concertino by Ferdinand David, and the first movement of Red Dragonfly by Amy Riebs-Mills.

Tune in online at: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/hamlineadmin/

Dec
13
3:00 pm15:00

Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne

  • University Baptist Church

I'll be accompanying singers Alexa Weingarden, Krishna Rangarajan, and John Hatlestad in a concert performance of Bastien and Bastienne, Mozart's first opera, a comic opera written when he was only 12!

Suggested donation: $5.

Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Samba Meu and Snapfrost

  • The Nicollet

I'll be contributing percussion to some pagode tunes with Karen Quiroz's group Samba Meu. Snapfrost, the sisterhood of the shekere, will be doing an intermission set as well.

Jun
21
4:30 pm16:30

Festa de São João (with Batucada do Norte)

  • Frank Rog Ampitheater

Celebrate the beginning of summer with Brazilian music, dance, and martial arts! I'll be playing drums with Batucada do Norte as we celebrate Festa De São João, the biggest celebration in northeastern Brazil. Also featuring Omulu Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts) and Beira Mar Brasil (playing forró, baiao & frevo music).

Free!

May
3
12:00 pm12:00

May Day Parade (with Batucada do Norte)

  • Powderhorn Park

I'll be marching and drumming in the annual May Day Parade with Batucada do Norte and a few other groups - our biggest ensemble ever for May Day! This year we're playing samba reggae!

Apr
25
4:00 pm16:00

MacPhail Faculty Recital

  • MacPhail Center for Music

I'll be performing three of my favorite Brazilian forró tunes that I arranged for solo piano (they're typically played by accordion, triangle, and zabumba, a kind of bass drum):

Forró No Escuro by Luiz Gonzaga
Forró em Santa Luzia by Sivuca and Glorinha Gadelha
Forró Brasil by Hermeto Pascoal

Free, no tickets required.

Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Carnaval Brazil (with Batucada do Norte)

Batucada do Norte and Beira Mar Brasil, with traditional singers, dancers, and masks for this special carnival engagement! Refreshments, samba lessons, face painting and mask-making at 7:00pm.

Bush Center Ballroom (2nd floor), Hamline University

Free!