YAMANDU COSTA TRIO – November 2020
“Musicians of this caliber that make you fall out of your seat come once in a generation.”
– La Presse Montreal
Yamandu Costa – 7-string guitar
Guto Wirtti – bass
Richard Scofano – bandoneon
The above quote was made after a spectacular performance at the 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival. This trio led by world renowned guitar virtuoso Yamandu Costa made their debut at the prestigious jazz festival and then played a few select dates in New York and at Vail Jazz. After these highly successful concerts, the trio returns for an extensive North American tour in November 2020.
Yamandu Costa, a 3X Latin GRAMMY nominee, is a spectacular 7-string guitarist and composer who makes music with soulful passion, playful grace, and stunning virtuosity that has transcended the borders of Brazil and become universally acclaimed around the world. Born into a musical family in Rio Grande do Sul, he began to play at age 6 and learned a staggering variety of styles like choro, South American folk, tango, milonga, chamamé, indigenous genres, and jazz – an eclecticism that marks his virtuosity and makes his technical skill far more striking and instantly accessible. Many musicians have invited Yamandu for live projects and recordings including Bobby McFerrin, Richard Galliano, Doug de Vries, Gilberto Gil, Toquinho, João Bosco, Ney Matogrosso, Marisa Monte, Renato Borghetti and many more. Yamandu has recorded 14 CDs and 3 DVDs, and has also performed as featured soloist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo, Calgary Philharmonic, and the Orchestre National de France.
Joining Yamandu on stage will be two outstanding musicians: Guto Wirtti on bass and Richard Scofano on bandoneón. A superlative master of his instrument, Scofano was born in Paso de los Libres, Argentina, and is the descendant of three generations of musicians. Beyond his renowned, stunning virtuosity, musicality and sensibility, Scofano is also an accomplished composer, arranger, and musical director. He composed original works for bandoneón and orchestra that were performed in Chicago and Buenos Aires. Bassist Guto Wirtti is also a native of Rio Grande do Sul and has been friends and collaborator with Yamandu Costa for many years. He is one of the most respected and in-demand musicians in Brazilian music today, having worked with João Bosco, Chico Buarque, Leo Gandelman, Hamilton de Holanda, Ed Motta, Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben Jor, among many others. Wirtti has performed on several albums with Yamandu including “Lida” (2006), “Ida e Volta”, “Continente” (2013), “Bailongo” (2014) and “Recanto” (2017).
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Patricia Leao – Los Angeles
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