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The virtuoso duo of mandolinist Danilo Brito and guitarist João Luiz present their first album Esquina de São Paulo (Street Corner of São Paulo), showcasing the vibrant instrumental music of Brazil with compositions by Danilo Brito and giants such as Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim, arranged by João Luiz. Co-produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner Kabir Sehgal, Esquina de São Paulo delivers the duo’s version of Brazilian instrumental music, marked by infectious rhythms, sparkling counterpoint, and shimmering tone.

Danilo Brito is an award-winning wizard of the mandolin and an authority in the art of playing Brazilian music. He presents a work that spans more than 150 years of music, inspired to blossom anew in the 21st century in his repertoire and his own compositions. Nationally and internationally acclaimed as one Brazil’s most important musicians, Brito is recognized by remarkable musicians such as Guinga who said, “He is a rarity of the music of the whole world. A genial thing. An absurdity. If God played the mandolin, it would sound like him.”

Two-time Latin Grammy nominee guitarist, educator, and composer João Luiz, began to play the popular music of his native Brazil professionally during his childhood and was later trained in classical guitar by his mentor Henrique Pinto. Winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild Competition as a member of the critically acclaimed Brasil Guitar Duo, João has performed extensively in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. As a performer and composer João is equally at home with classical, Brazilian and world music; his solo guitar, guitar ensemble and chamber music repertoire covers all the main works in the guitar literature from Dowland to Berio and Brazilian rhythms from choro to baião. His versatility led him to be chosen to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto on a project to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer in a landmark concert in Cuba in 2014.

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