[Brazil] Berkeley Festival of Choro presents Proveta & Penezzi // Berkeley

The guitar and clarinet duo of Nailor Proveta and Alessndro Penezzi bubbles with delicious subtlety within their brand of virtuosity. Penezzi’s original compositions bring you right into the warmth of Brazil with exotic sounds and rhythmic beauty.

This concert is the main event of the 9th Berkeley Festival of Choro and we are pleased to bring this historic duo to Berkeley.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Doors: 7:00PM; Show: 8:00PM
Freight & Salvage
2200 Addison Street, Berkeley.

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Alessandro Penezzi specializes in the 7-string guitar, but can be heard playing tenor guitar, cavaquinho, mandolin, soprano guitar, flute or percussion.

Nailor Proveta on clarinet and soprano saxophone is venerated as one of Brazil’s greatest musicians today. Proveta lends his silky tone and spontaneity to a host of beautiful compositions guaranteed to leave you feeling like you just returned from Brazil.

The release of their acclaimed recording Velha Amizade (“Old Friendship” in English) was a celebration of the friendship between these two musicians. The result is a marvelous album of virtuosic interplay expressing the beauty of both traditional and contemporary choro.

Nailor Proveta is the director of the acclaimed Banda Mantiqueira, featuring a roster of São Paulo’s most outstanding players, and have received two Grammy nominations. He has toured with Hermeto Pasqual and many others. Multi-instrumentalist, Alessandro Penezzi began playing at the age of 7 and has recorded over 20 CDs of his music with artists such as Yamandu Costa and Alexandre Ribeiro. Regarded as choro music royalty, Proveta and Penezzi are guaranteed to take your breath away.

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