Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro has already made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. Their stunning virtuosity is matched with remarkable musicianship and a deep devotion to the language of music, allowing them to achieve a one-of-a-kind sound that shares equal parts understated subtlety and irresistible groove. But it is their love of the traditional music of Brazil and the connection between brothers – by birth and by bonds of friendship – that create a very rare and profound beauty.
Half of the highly regarded Brazilian Choro ensemble, Caraivana, Trio Brasileiro includes the celebrated guitarist and full time member of the award-winning Brasil Guitar Duo, Douglas Lora; one of Brazil’s finest mandolin virtuosos, Dudu Maia, and the amazing percussionist and brother of Douglas, Alexandre Lora.
Their first U.S. tour in autumn, 2012, met with overwhelming success, with sold out performances and standing ovations all along the route. With stops in New York, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Bloomington, Louisville, and Cedar Rapids, the tour was an introduction to American audiences and, if first impressions are any indication, this is a relationship that will last. Fortunately, North America won't have to wait long to rekindle their friendship. Trio Brasileiro will return to the U.S. for a West Coast tour in April, 2013, followed by a second tour of the Midwest, Northeast, and the Southern U.S. in September of the same year.
Trio Brasileiro is dedicated to performing the great traditional choro music of Brasil by Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and others, as well as their own compositions, which are modern reflections of that great traditional musical form.
Trio Brasileiro released their first recording, Simples Assim, in 2012.