The Brazillionaires: Concert & Live Webcast
- Events begin promptly at the posted time - doors open half an hour beforehand, so come early to have your choice of seats.
The Brazillionaires are a trio hailing from Portland, OR with a collective desire to push their abilities through the exciting choro music of Brazil. The music is a dynamic blend of Afro-Brazilian syncopation, jazz harmony and elements of European melody and composition. The trio throws in a pinch of samba and American old time grooves for good measure. Bandleader and mandolinist Zak Borden has toured throughout the US and Europe and has deeply delved into many genres ranging from traditional bluegrass to the music of Thelonius Monk. He has studied choro with Mike Marshall and Brazilian master Dudu Maia. Percussionist Simon Lucas has studied rhythm since the age of nine with many renowned masters. He makes the pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine) sound like a 10-piece drum set. Guitarist Peter Fung has been obsessed with choro and samba for two decades and has been a performing member of the Manhattan School of Samba (NYC), the Lions of Batucada (Portland, OR), and Samba do Coração (SF BAY Area).