Wed, August 12th


Brazilian jazz TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


"The sounds of Choro (Cry)"
Come and hear the intricate and sultry melodies of classic Choro, the edgy syncopation of modern Choro, and a sprinkling of other genres!
Performance: Choro Down Neck Band
Featuring: Jessica Valiente (flute & piccolo), Maggie Faulkner (bandolim & violin), Rick Faulkner (trombone), Ivan Max(acoustic guitar), Pete Abazia (pandeiro).

Choro Down Neck is New Jersey’s premier choro ensemble.  They take their name from the historic Newark neighborhood that is alive with Brazilian and Portuguese food, music, and culture.  Choro Down Neck performs traditional choro, contemporary choro works, and their own compositions.  With their delightful combination of flute, mandolin, trombone, guitar, and pandeiro, they evoke the sounds of Brazil’s gafieiras, cafes, and theaters.  Come enjoy a program of their own compositions mixed with traditional gems! 


About Choro: 

Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) is best described in American terms as "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil." It is a complex popular musical form based on improvisation, and like New Orleans jazz, blues, or ragtime, grew from a formalized musical structure and many worldly influences.
Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil, and considered Brazil's first "urban pop" music. In this unique show you will experience a wide range of pieces by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, including Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Paulinho da Viola, Orlando Silveira, and many more.
         The First Festival of Choro NYC aims at the dissemination and preservation of crying - oldest gender and rich instrumental music of Brazil, present since the nineteenth century in all regions of the country.            
 These days, Choro is enjoying a renaissance not only in Brazil but around the world, and the wave of enthusiasm has definitely reached New York City, where the BMF is proud to host the First International 
Choro Festival.




About the Foundation:

Brazilian Music Foundation. Org, Inc., (BMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to education, research, promotion, preservation and advancement of Brazilian music in the United States, Brazil and other countries.

We believe that music can improve the quality of life of the individuals and families leading to a happier and healthier society. We will support programs that use music to enable every child to feel like an asset within her or his community. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits: it can bring joy to you and to everyone around you.  

The Foundation will promote, develop, educate the public about the Brazilian music, and produce cultural events, which will unify and support the Brazilian musicians living in New York City. The organization will provide 20% of all donated funds to other non-profit music organizations located in Brazil, who are committed to remove children off streets, teach music, and give them the opportunity for a better life.

"Fundraiser for the Brazilian Music Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting 

          Brazilian culture and music via educational and performance programs"