January 26 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ricardo Peixoto’s fluid melodic sense and original harmonic approach place him at the forefront of Brazilian guitar in the world today. His compositions have been featured on ‘Inverse Universe’ with vocalist Claudia Villela, on ‘Kindness of Strangers’ with Terra Sul, and on Bud Shank’s ‘Tomorrow’s Rainbow’, among others. He has recorded, performed and collaborated with, among others, Flora Purim and Airto, Dom Um Romão, Sivuca, Claudio Roditi, Toots Thielemans, Dori Caymmi, Guinga, Arturo Sandoval and Spok. He has performed throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro-born, Grammy-nominated pianist initially made his mark as an ace accompanist, first in Rio and then New York City. He gained his widest audience during a two-decade run as music director for Flora Purim and Airto. But he’s put his performing career on the backburner since launching the Brazilian music program at the California Jazz Conservatory in 1997.