Jacob do Bandolim Centennial Concert: Sempre Jacob

New School Choro Ensemble directed by Richard Boukas

Jacob do Bandolim. CLICK photo for complete program notes.

Jacob do Bandolim. CLICK photo for complete program notes.

Complete Concert Audio

"Boukas's arrangements of Jacob do Bandolim's music as performed by the New School Brazilian Choro Ensemble are a joy to hear. An inadvertent listener would not be able to tell if these are Brazilian players or not. The subtle accents of interpretation, melodic ornaments for which Jacob was famous and creative improvisations over the Choro language are the highlights of this project. Boukas' dedication coupled with his extraordinary musicality ensures that everything he does is always meticulously prepared and impeccably presented."

Jovino Santos Neto
Professor of Music
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
three-time Grammy nominee

Woodwinds:
Samantha Marshall, Louis Arques (R), Baptiste Horcholle (L). CLICK PHOTO to visit Louis Arques and Richard Boukas's DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO.

Woodwinds: Samantha Marshall, Louis Arques (R), Baptiste Horcholle (L). CLICK PHOTO to visit Louis Arques and Richard Boukas's DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO.

Original Ensemble Members

Guitarists (L to R): Nick Semenykhin, Andrew Skepasts (7-string), Boukas (click for BIO).

Guitarists (L to R): Nick Semenykhin, Andrew Skepasts (7-string), Boukas (click for BIO).

Benny Woodard, percussion;
Jonathan Livnate, 5-string bass

Benny Woodard, percussion; Jonathan Livnate, 5-string bass

© 2019 Richard Boukas