Trio Brasileiro

Apr 26, 2020 (Sun) / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
Buy Tickets online or 1-800-838-3006

Trio Brasileiro is well known locally for the sold-out faculty concerts at Centrum’s Choro Workshop in Port Townsend. They will be displaying their consummate artistry in Seattle at the Phinney Community Center on Sunday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in Seattle Folklore Society’s concert series. Advance tickets ($20; $18 student, senior, or SFS/PNA member; $10 youth to age 17) will be available at prior SFS concerts and from Brown Paper Tickets starting February 26.
Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro quickly made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. And, after four recordings and successful tours through Europe and North and South America, they are receiving more than their share of it. Among the many accolades, their 2017 recording with the brilliant Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, Rosa Dos Ventos, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album and was named one of the top
twenty jazz recordings of the year in the Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll.
Trio Brasileiro is dedicated to performing the great choro music of Brazil, as well as their own compositions, which are modern reflections of this form’s blend of European and African traditions. Their stunning virtuosity is matched with a deep devotion to the language of music to achieve a compelling sound that has equal parts of understated subtlety and bone deep 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 rare and profound beauty.

“The music swoops and sways in an intoxicating manner, coming together to develop a deep groove … lightning fast collective improvisation … with the percussion and strings developing an exciting rhythmic basis for the music that is thrilling to hear.”
—– Tim Niland, Music and More.

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 master of Brazilian percussion and Hand Pan, Alexandre Lora. Trio Brasileiro’s recordings include Simples Assim (2012); Camino do Meio (2015); and Alegria Da Casa (2016) and Rosa Dos Ventos (2017), both of which feature Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen.

Douglas Lora
Composer and guitarist Douglas Lora moves with versatility between classical and popular music, and has been part of the Brasil Guitar Duo (with Joao Luiz) for more than fifteen years, and seven-string guitarist of the choro and samba band Caraivana, Douglas has a full touring schedule worldwide, and has collaborated with artists including Paquito d’Rivera, Marco Pereira, Jovino Santos Neto, Ney Rosauro, Marina Piccinini, and many others. Lora has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Orquesta Metropolitana of Sao Paolo, and the Orchestra of the Americas. Lora was a winner of the Concerts Artists Guild Award in 2006 with the Brasil Guitar Duo, and has eight recordings and five original film soundtracks to his credit.

Dudu Maia
Dudu Maia served for five years as the bandolim (Portuguese for mandolin) professor of Brazil’s most respected Choro school, the Escola Brasileira de Choro Raphael Rabello. He is the co-author of the pioneering Choro Handbook" alongside guitarist Henrique Neto. Dudu taught for four consecutive years at David Grisman’s & Mike Marshall’s Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, California and now leads Centrum Foundation’s Annual Choro Workshop in Port Townsend, WA since 2011. He is also an experienced music producer and has recorded and produced many artists besides writing original film soundtracks.
Alexandre Lora
Alexandre Lora moves easily within different styles of Brazilian popular music and World music, performing as a percussionist and Hand Pan/Pantam soloist. Lora achieved his Master’s degree in Musicology and Music Education in 2009 and has worked as a teacher along renowned artists, such as Adrian J Portia, Carlos Kabec Rodrigues, Jeremy Natthag, Claudiu Lazarciuc and Florian Betz.
In 2011, as member as the XLJazz Orchestra, he had performed in Amsterdam and Rotterdam along the great piano player Ramon Valle, and has performed as well with Anat Cohen, Jovino Santos Neto, Mestrinho, Ramo?n Valle, Mariana Aydar and Brazil Guitar Duo. In 2015 he has released his first all-original solo CD, “Oriente” His second solo CD “Hand Pan for Peace” was released in July 2017.


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Door open at 6:30 for the 7PM concert. Remaining tickets will be available at the door ($2 more for adults, payable by cash or check).

Advance tickets are available from or 1-800-838-3006, and at our concerts prior to the show. Ticket sales begin approximately 60 days before show date.

Ticket Prices Advance Purchase At Door
General admission $20 $22
SFS / PNA Member $18 $20
Senior / Student $18 $20
Youth (6-17) $10 $10
Under 6 ? ?
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