Bellinati and Harvey Wainapel offer a rare opportunity to hear the latest
additions to Brazil's century old musical genre, Choro (pronounced "SHO-rue").
This uniquely Brazilian sound derives from a combination of European classical
and dance forms, Brazilian rhythms and melodies, and jazz improvisations,
making it irresistible to listeners of all types of music.
Bellinati is one of Brazil's most accomplished contemporary guitarists.
His active international career has taken him to Europe, Asia and the
Americas. He performs and records with some of the world's top musicians,
including Steve Swallow, Monica Salmaso, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Lucilla Galeazzi,
Carla Bley, Gal Costa, Leila Pinheiro and Chico Buarque.
won the Premio Sharp (Brazil's Grammy) for his arrangements on Gal Costa's
CD "O Sorriso do Gato de Alice," and his landmark recording
"The Guitar Works of Garoto" earned 5 stars in CD Review.
Harvey Wainapel (pronounced "wine-apple") has performed with
the likes of McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, Ray Charles and Johnny
Coles. He has toured extensively, appearing in clubs, jazz festivals,
radio/TV broadcasts, and music workshops in over 20 countries.