Please join us on Saturday November 5, 2016 when Avonova presents Ted Falcon & Eduardo Souza, with Ami Mollinelli and their choro band. The show starts at 8 pm and the admissions is $15-20 sliding scale.. Doors open at 7:15
US born Violinist, mandolinist, teacher and composer Ted Falcon grew up listening to jazz and the Brazilian music of Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim and Luiz Bonfá. He has lived and worked as a professional musician in New York City, Los Angeles and São Paulo, and for the past 7 years, he has lived in Brasília, the capital of Brazil.
Ted has written several books about Brazilian choro music for the Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello, (Clube do Choro) the nation’s most respected choro school. He performs regularly throughout Brazil with various music projects including Jambrosia, Trio Oblivion, Gypsy Jazz Club, Kervansarai, and the duo Ted and Pablo, with harmonica player Pablo Fagundes. He has performed with Hermeto Pascoal, Dominguinhos, Armandinho Macêdo, Thiago Espirito Santo, Hamilton de Holanda and many other incredible Brazilian musicians. In the U.S., he has performed along side of David Grisman and Mike Marshall and has recorded with Suzanne Vega and Ben E. King. Ted is one of the few innovators on the violin, an instrument rarely used in Brazilian popular music.
In 2014, Ted released his 7th CD called Retratos Abstratos, with virtuoso guitarist Felix Junior. that featured many of his original songs and abstract paintings. This year, Ted will teach at the Centrum Choro Workshop in Port Townsend, WA with the choro group Trio Brasilieiro and Anat Cohen.
Eduardo Souza, Brazil, performs with the choro group Folha Seca as well as with Tiago Tunes, Sérgio Morais and Ted Falcon. He leads his own samba trio where he sings original compositions and plays guitar. His musical influences include great Brazilian artists such as Chico Buarque, Villa-Lobos, Dilermando Reis, Adoniran Barbosa as well as artists from other styles and nationalities ~ Manu Chao, Piazzolla, Bach, Flaming Lips, Camarón de la Isla. Eduardo is the guitarist in the group Gypsy Jazz Club, in Brasilia.
Ami Mollinelli is a first-call Bay Area percussionist, accompanying the best of the Brazilian players who come to town. She is s founding member of Grupo Falso Baiano whose choro music delights audiences everywhere on the West Coast and beyond. Her resume of performing, teaching and recording is extensive.