Brazil and America: Coelho and Ridnell

Chico Coelho and Dave Ridnell met in San Francisco in 2010 and have since performed regularly in venues around the San Francisco Bay Area, playing original music inspired by bossa nova, Música Popular Brasileira (MPB), and samba, as well as by American jazz, pop and R&B.

In 2012 Coelho & Ridnell performed and recorded in Brazil. A musician as well as a respected world-class contemporary painter, Chico Coelho hails from the city of Piracicaba, Brazil. Performing for over three decades, Chico’s self-titled cd features some of the finest jazz musicians in Brazil, including Sizão Machado, longtime bass player for legendary Brazilian music star Djavan, and drummer Edu Ribeiro.

New York native Dave Ridnell has been a bandleader and performed for over 20 years in venues throughout the United States, and has also played stages in Europe, Brazil and Japan. He has played live and recorded with members of such legendary funk acts as The Meters, James Brown, and Sly & the Family Stone, as well as with renown jazz artists including the late Melvin Sparks.

Coelho & Ridnell’s first full-length CD, recorded at Baxter’s Ranch in Auburn, California with Grammy-winning producer Matt Baxter, will be released in late 2014. This CD will feature horn arrangements by 5 time Grammy nominee Wayne Wallace (trombone) and will also showcases a stellar lineup of highly respected Brazilian and American musicians, including Celso Alberti (drums – Flora Purim & Airto, Steve Winwood), Victor Little (electric bass – Booker T & the MGs, Robert Walter), Mary Fettig (Toninho Horta, San Francisco Symphony, Stan Kenton Orchestra) and Alex Calatayud (pandeiro, percussion). Coelho & Ridnell will be backed up at DROM by a band composed of veteran New York City musicians, including renown Brazilian bass player Itiaguara Brandao.

Special Guests:
Hendrik Muerkens (chromatic harmonica): A world-renown jazz musician Hendrik is a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone. He has been nominated multiple times to the famous DownBeat Critcs Poll in various categories and has been called “the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans.”

Natalie Cressman (trombone): A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Natalie comes from a highly respected musical family and currently tours with Trey Anastasio (Phish) Band.

Chico Coelho & Dave Ridnell
Wed. Sept. 24th – 10pm
The Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
Harlem, NYC
212 690 7807

Chico Coelho & Dave Ridnell
Fri. Sept. 26th 0 7pm
85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th Ave.)

For more informations, please contact:
Sheila Silva
Aqua Bureau
1 917 982 7449

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