Band

Brasil Band + Marvio Ciribelli


Depending on date, location, and venue, the Tom Bergeron Brasil Band includes a mix of musicians from a cast of regulars, as well as occasional special guests. Check the show schedule on the sidebar to see who’s playing when and where.




PIANO

Cassio Vianna is a native of Rio de Janeiro and a founding member of Brasil Band. With a degree in Brazilian Popular Music in hand, he came to Oregon in 2009 to continue his musical education. Currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Jazz Studies in Colorado, Cassio returns to Oregon periodically. His playing strikes a perfect balance between lush harmony a deeply groovy Brazilian rhythm.


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Marvio Ciribelli is a pianist, arranger, composer and producer, and an active member of Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant music scene. His personal musical language draws on his roots in Brazilian popular music, American and Brazilian jazz, and classical piano. With unshakeable enthusiasm, Marvio has made of his music a shared way of life, establishing on stage a collective, truthful and coherent feeling of joy.


GUITAR

Sergio Botelho was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started playing the guitar when he was 10 years old. He soon became fascinated by the sultry rhythms of his homeland, such as samba and bossa-nova, and started studying the works of great composers like Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto and Chico Buarque. He later fell in love with the lush and exotic harmonies of another Brazilian master, Heitor Villa-Lobos, which sparked an interest in classical guitar that today allows him to feel at home with both popular and erudite music. Sergio currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is an active figure in the bossa nova and choro scene.


Don Latarski

Vintage Guitar Magazine describes Don Latarski as, “a guitarist of great taste and chops to match.” As a finger-style guitarist, Latarski has forged a unique style of playing that draws heavily on the blues and jazz traditions. Originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, he has been in Oregon since 1973. He has shared the stage with a number of artists including Mason Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Charlie Baty, Paul deLay, and the Eugene Symphony Orchestra.

Don has written numerous books on the subject of guitar playing and has released 14 recordings. Currently Head of Guitar Studies at the University of Oregon, Don teaches a variety of classes in Theory, Jazz, Funk, Blues and Recording Technology. He also operates a recording studio, Crescent Records.


BASS


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Bassist Al Criado was born in Havana, Cuba and started playing professionally in Chicago at the age of nineteen. He spent 12 years in Los Angeles before moving to Portland OR in 1989. Accomplished in both fretted and fretless electric basses, Mr. Criado is well versed in all styles of the instrument, intimately immersed in Jazz, Funk, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, and African repertoires.


Page Hundemer

Page Hundemer grew up on the East Coast and graduated from the Berklee College of Music. He has lived in Corvallis, Oregon, for 30 years, playing all styles of music and establishing himself as a rock-solid groovemeister. Recently, he released a solo record called Double Stops, comprising ten original pieces for solo and overdubbed acoustic bass. Michael Manring had this to say about the record: “Mikey likes it!”





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Wagner Trindade’s fiercely grooving style is informed by a stunning technical facility and a deep knowledge of traditional and modern Brazilian genres. A founding member of Brasil Band, he helped to set the template for the band’s sound.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Wagner spent four years in Oregon and three in the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia before settling in Los Angeles, where he now lives. He holds the Bachelor of Music in Brazilian Popular Music from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and the Master of Music in Contemporary Music from Western Oregon University.


DRUMS

Cameron Siegal

Cameron Siegal is a Eugene, Oregon-based drummer, percussionist, teacher, and composer. Although his focus as a performer is drum set, his musical life and sense of groove have been enriched by his experience in West African drum orchestras, the gong ensembles of Java and Bali, the samba bands of Brazil, the calypso bands of Trinidad, and other world musics, in addition to Western musical traditions.


© Tom Bergeron 2016