Choro Ensemble

Sundays Noon - 1:30 pm 4/7 - 6/2 (10 weeks)

Choro Ensemble
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Brazilian, Ensembles
Day Sun
Instructor Ricardo Peixoto
Status inperson event

Focusing on classic Choro repertoire by Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, and others, gain experience playing in the traditional Brazilian ‘Roda de Choro’ style. Prerequisites: the ability to read charts for rhythm section players, the ability to read notation for melody players. All instruments are welcome.

Please note: This class culminates in a performance in the final week of the term (week 10). All Jazzschool student performances are free and open to the public! 

Sun. Noon–1:30 pm
4/7 – 6/2 Performance Date: TBD (10 weeks)
Ricardo Peixoto $410

Ensembles take place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory. 

All ensembles require a placement audition. For audition guidelines and to application instructions, please visit the Ensemble page here:

About Ricardo Peixoto

Native of Rio de Janeiro, graduated from Berklee College of Music, studied with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick. Also studied classical guitar with George Sakellariou at SF Conservatory. Recording and performance credits, as guitarist and composer, include Claudia Villela,  Berkeley Choro Ensemble, Terra Sul, Airto, Flora Purim, Toots Thielemans, Dom Um Romão, Sivuca, Arturo Sandoval, Paul McCandless, Bud Shank, Guinga, Dori Caymmi and Claudio Roditi.