Tio Chorinho, Rebecca Kleinmann


Tio Chorinho

Rebecca Kleinmann

Wed 2.13.19

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Toronto's Tio Chorinho makes their American debut, teaming up with Oakland flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann, for an unforgettable evening of Brazilian soul music.


Seating Arrangement: Dinner Tables in Stage Room

Tio Chorinho
Tio Chorinho
Toronto's Tio Chorinho is the first ensemble in Canada dedicated to performing Brazilian Choro music. The group formed in 2009 and performs regularly at clubs, events and festivals throughout Toronto and southern Ontario. Their reputation is growing nationally and beyond following their debut CD release "Chora Brazil," which earned them two nominations from the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards (for World Music and Instrumental Group of the Year). The group features Eric Stein (mandolin), Maninho Costa (percussion), Carlinhos Cardoso (cavaquinho), and Andre Valerio (guitar and cavaquinho). They are frequently joined by such guests as Avital Zemer (7-string guitar), Milos Popovic (accordion), Flavia Nascimento (vocals), Alheli Pimienta (flute), Riquinho Fernandes (percussion), and others.

Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) is a primarily instrumental musical form which originated in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro in the late-19th century. Choro is the original Brazilian soul music, a unique marriage of popular and classical European styles with Afro-Brazilian influences. It is the foundation of many modern Brazilian music styles, and is often described in American terms as “the New Orleans jazz of Brazil.” Exciting, energetic, soulful, intimate, nostalgic and virtuosic, choro is an infectious popular style whose universal appeal belies its musical complexity.

Inspired primarily by the recordings and compositions of the great Brazilian mandolin master Jacob do Bandolim (1918-1969), Tio Chorinho also performs music by other essential composers of the genre, including Ernesto Nazareth, Pixinguinha, Waldir Azevedo, Luiz Americano, and others. They have recently begun to integrate original compositions in their repertoire, while still capturing the authentic spirit of choro. Wherever they play, audiences are consistently thrilled by the group's virtuosity and dynamics, and by their easy-going charm on stage.
Rebecca Kleinmann
Rebecca Kleinmann
Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rebecca began improvising on flute in a Gospel Church while also playing in the city’s Youth Symphony. In 2000, she won the National Flute Association’s Jazz competition with the performance of an original composition. She studied with David Baker at the acclaimed Indiana University School of Music where she graduated with degrees in Jazz and Spanish then traveled extensively to immerse herself in the cultures of Flamenco, Tango and Brazilian Music. Rebecca produced her first album “Raio de Sol” in 2005 including co-written music with legendary musician Hermeto Pascoal, and performances by Grammy artists Airto Moreira and Jovino Santos Neto. In addition to being a performing and recording artist, Rebecca is a dedicated music teacher currently directing choirs with the Oakland Youth Chorus.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101