Lizzy Ross sent Andrew our way. A huge treat for us, not to be missed!
Here’s some info that Andrew sent to us:
On April 6th, Ropeadope Records released my fifth studio album Canta, Violino! the music of which I will be performing with Cesar Garabini. I have 80,000 Spotify followers and have had some coverage on NPR. The music will be a Brazilian repertoire of originals and classics from the choro, samba, and forró traditions.
“It’s nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!” - Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Chick Corea)
"Magill’s fresh, clear tones calls to mind Stéphane Grappelli...” - Songlines Magazine
doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin 7:00ish
a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering
studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.
space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!
In 2014, Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged deep into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes as he gradually absorbed other Brazilian traditions such as forró, samba, and bossa nova.
Composed, arranged, and produced by Magill, Canta, Violino! was released in 2018 and merges more than fifteen years of jazz study with the Brazilian musical language he is so deeply immersed in, and features some of the most exciting virtuosi of Brazil’s next generation including Lourenço Vasconcellos (drums), João Camarero (7-string guitar), Dudu Oliveira (flute), Fernanda Sant’Anna (vocals) as well as American mandolin god Mike Marshall.
Andrew Finn Magill is an extraordinary violin virtuoso who has taken a super deep dive into Brazilian music and culture. Check out his “muito calor” original tunes – they have all the energy and groove of Rio, with a healthy helping of American spin and improvisation! Meu Deus!!!!! – Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program, Berklee College of Music.