Vitor Gonçalves and Bernardo Ramos have been playing together in their home country of Brazil for 20 years in different projects, most notably the group they co-led “Bamboo”, and “Itiberê Orquestra Família.” This reunion, 5 years after Vitor’s move to NYC, will showcase their original songs and bridge the gap between Brazilian music and adventurous and forward thinking jazz. Joining them are Dan Weiss on drums and Or Bareket on bass."
Vitor Gonçalves is a pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After a illustrious career as an in demand musician in Brazil, playing with such icons as Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethânia, Itiberê Zwarg, and many others, he made the move to New York City, where he currently resides.
Since arriving here in 2012, he has garnered much acclaim and built a star lighted resume, including features in NPR’s Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride and The New York Times as a guest of Spok Frevo Orchestra. A frequent resident on the stages of Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, and the Jazz Gallery, he leads his own quartet, co-leads the groups SanfoNYa Brasileira and Regional de NY, and collaborates with figures in the New York scene such as Anat Cohen, Vinícius Cantuária, Yotam Silberstein, Anthony Wilson, Cyro Baptista, and others.
Bernardo Ramos is a guitarist, composer, arranger and music producer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His career has always been closely connected with creative music and includes performances alongside great masters like Itiberê Zwarg, Hermeto Pascoal, Dori Caymmi, Joyce Moreno, Naná Vasconcelos, Rafael Vernet, and Idriss Boudrioua.