Friends

Beco is our home away from home! Friendly people, great food and drink, and the closest thing to Rio you’ll find in NYC.

Barbès is one of the hippest, most eclectic music venues around. We love playing there!

Anat Cohen: one of the world’s greatest clarinetists, lover of choro, occasional guest of ours!

Rob Curto: accordionist extraordinaire, forrozeiro sem igual.

Dennis Lichtman plays three instruments better than most people play one! And he has great taste in Western shirts.

Douglas Lora is a master of the sete cordas. When he’s not selling out concert halls or playing on deserted beaches, you can occasionally find him with us.

Hadar Noiberg is a frequent partner-in-crime and one of the most swingin’ flutists around.

Marco Ruviaro, aside from being a killing mandolinist and guitarist, is a tireless champion of choro in Europe and a good friend.

Grupo Falso Baiano is Jesse’s West Coast choro project. Good friends and great musicians!

Pandeiro.com is the home for all things pandeiro-related on the web! (It’s also one of the only places to get a decent instrument outside Brazil.)

Sergio Carrasco Jr. churns out awesome photo and video content like it’s his job. And…it actually is!