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João Bittencourt: Brazilian Jazz Trio

Supported by Global Music Institute & The Embassy of Brazil

João Bittencourt (Piano / Accordion)

The trio will mesmerise audiences with Baiões, the traditional musical style from the northeast of Brazil as they explore works of composers such as Sivuca, Dominguinhos, Edu Lobo, Egberto Gismonti dialogue with Choro (samba) of Jacob do Bandolim, and some new Brazilian Jazz compositions.

Led by Joao Bittencourt on piano and accordion, the trio also comprises Kabir Agarwal on bass and Aditya Dutta on drums.

João Bittencourt (Piano / Accordion)

João Bittencourt, currently in India as the Piano faculty at Global Music Institute,  is an accomplished pianist, accordionist, composer, arranger, producer and musical director from Brazil. João showcased his talents as a composer, musical director, and instrumentalist in more than 40 award-winning theatrical shows in the past few years. In 2012 he was awarded by the Musical support found by the Cultural Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro to record the CD ‘João Bittencourt Apresenta Julio Reis’.

Kabir Agarwal (Bass)

Bass player and composer from New Delhi, Kabir has been active in the Delhi music circuit since his school days and is currently a permanent and/or session bass player for a number of pop artists like Vibhor Parashar, Rooh Unlimited, All India Permit, Sahil Peris, The Soul Curry, Prayaag. He is also a permanent member in bands like Stable Flux, Emenes, Mocaine, The Blue Cab, to name a few.

A student of Global Music Institute, he has been composing, performing and recording modern jazz, blues and soul music in the city with bands like The Sonic Alchemists, Aeon Of Lanzark, Eshaan&Priyana Collective.

Aditya Dutta (Drums)

Aditya is a professional drummer based in Delhi who has been performing and collaborating as a sessions’ drummer in the Delhi independent music circuit for the past few years, He has actively played with Rainer Pusch (Germany), Karan Khosla Trio, Aditi Dot., Rythem Bansal, Rie Ona (Japan), Ipshita Roy and various other musicians and acts from the city. His influences range from Jazz, Funk, R’n’B, Soul, Swing to Indian classical Music.

16 February 2020 | 7:00 pm onwards | 1AQ Art Gallery, Mehrauli

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