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Danilo Brito
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Yoshi's - Jack London Square

Danilo Brito

Date: April 02, 2019 to April 02, 2019
Where: Yoshi's - Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, California, United States, 94607
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Danilo Brito is a Brazilian mandolinist and composer, whose music importance lies on his unique soloist skills and the widely recognized representation of Brazilian Instrumental music.Soon after he was born, Danilo started playing by ear, listening to his Dads old LPs and then playing at traditional jams in So Paulo. He became a self-taught musician by listening and researching.By the time he was 13, he had recorded his first album.When he was only 19, he was chosen for Brazils most prestigious VISA Award for Best Instrumental Player by a panel of some of the most respected composers, performers and maestros. He won the award against 514 competitors, including some of the best instrumental players of the world.Danilo is a master of Choro, a Brazilian musical genre that combines rhythm, melody, counterpoints and improvisation, demanding considerable technique of its players and composers. It was born in the 1870s, based on Classical European music and influenced by African rythms. Brazilian music became known around the world with Samba and Bossa Nova, but Choro is their precursor. It was the school of revolutionary musicians such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Antnio Carlos Jobim, and is kept alive today in the interests of youth, in new composers and phenomenal players. It can be said that Choro is to Brazil what jazz is to the United States.With his own interpretative style, virtuosity and musical creativity, Danilo has become one of the most versatile instrumental players in Brazil, capable of uniting a varied audience of listeners and critics, attracting them from all over the world.Brito, 28, has four albums recorded. In Brazil, he appears in concerts in large theatres and festivals, and teaches in workshops at universities and conservatories. He also has a career as a teacher and soloist abroad. Countries he has played include the USA, Spain, India, and Israel among others.In 2008, he established his own label and production company Orpheu Music, developing a
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