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Tudo Bem!

Billy Byrne's, John Street, Kilkenny

Ronan Guilfoyle presents Tudo Bem! - a celebration of the music of Brazil Aleka Potings - vocals Chris Guilfoyle - guitar Leopoldo Osio - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Andre Antunes - drums

The music of Brazil is rich, melodic and above all one of the most groove-laden musics on the planet. Blessed with a long tradition of great composers and songwriters, and a vast range of regional styles, the music has been hugely influential, moving far beyond its own borders to find a place in so many other musical traditions, including jazz and popular music.

Brazilian music has been a passion of bassist and composer Ronan Guilfoyle for many years, and in this group he has assembled some of the finest players in the jazz and Brazilian idioms to play classic Brazilian pieces, known and loved the world over. Outside Brazil, people often think of Brazilian music as being confined to Bossa Nova, but this is only one small part of the huge tradition of Brazilian music and Tudo Bem! explores many of these styles as well as many of Brazil’s greatest composers. Expect Baions, Forros, Partido Altos, Sambas, Xaxados and more, and music by Toninho Horta, Caetano Veloso, Joao Bosco, Chico Pinheiro, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Rita and Joyce. Above all expect the joyous, infectious rhythms and grooves of Brazil played with an authentic feel ,and a celebration of one of the world’s great music traditions.

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  • Tim Brosnan

    Tim Brosnan

    Ronan - Enjoying your blog (although I couldn't get the "Follow" button to work. I publish a music blog you might enjoy called "The Eclectic Ear". It can be found at: http://timbrosnan.wordpress.com

    Ronan - Enjoying your blog (although I couldn't get the "Follow" button to work.
    I publish a music blog you might enjoy called "The Eclectic Ear". It can be found at: http://timbrosnan.wordpress.com

  • Marie-Louise Bowe

    Marie-Louise Bowe

    Ronan, just wanted to congratulate you on your amazing work....loving the blogs. Best wishes, from NY

    Ronan, just wanted to congratulate you on your amazing work....loving the blogs. Best wishes, from NY

  • Liam McElwain

    Liam McElwain

    Ronan, Congratulations on the premiere of your composition "Hands". I was lucky enough to get to see and hear the preview during the week. It was fantastic! Well done. I enjoyed Rick Peckham's playing and spoke to him after the preview, I thought his "tone" really complimented the orchestra especially the strings. I got a real Gil Evans "out of the cool" atmosphere from some of your arrangements. Looking forward to you driving the "Rolls Royce" in the future. Great Stuff! Liam

    Ronan, Congratulations on the premiere of your composition "Hands". I was lucky enough to get to see and hear the preview during the week. It was fantastic! Well done. I enjoyed Rick Peckham's playing and spoke to him after the preview, I thought his "tone" really complimented the orchestra especially the strings. I got a real Gil Evans "out of the cool" atmosphere from some of your arrangements. Looking forward to you driving the "Rolls Royce" in the future. Great Stuff! Liam

  • andy whittaker

    andy whittaker

    hi ronan, was thinking about returning to cork jazz this year, the first time in about 5 years..It was getting a bit hectic. We saw your trio, with Mike Buckley in the Metropole I think it was saturday afternoon, maybe 7 years ago. Incredible gig,, I'll never forget it...Andy

    hi ronan, was thinking about returning to cork jazz this year, the first time in about 5 years..It was getting a bit hectic. We saw your trio, with Mike Buckley in the Metropole I think it was saturday afternoon, maybe 7 years ago. Incredible gig,, I'll never forget it...Andy

  • Pete McCullough

    Pete McCullough

    Thank you so much for your insights on rhythm. I recently obtained your creative rhythm book from your website and have begun the long, and hopefully fulfilling, journey towards a mastery of rhythm.

    Thank you so much for your insights on rhythm. I recently obtained your creative rhythm book from your website and have begun the long, and hopefully fulfilling, journey towards a mastery of rhythm.

  • Essayweb

    Essayweb

    nice looking website

    nice looking website

  • Rosarii Falvey

    Rosarii Falvey

    Roman Amazing - we have a music school in Connecticut USA, and run Rock Band camps during the summer - any interest in coming and giving a bass guitar clinic? Rosarii

    Roman

    Amazing - we have a music school in Connecticut USA, and run Rock Band camps during the summer - any interest in coming and giving a bass guitar clinic?

    Rosarii