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. He holds a doctorate in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree in Contemporary Music from Western Oregon University. His playing strikes a perfect balance between lush harmony a deeply groovy Brazilian rhythm.



GUITAR

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

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!”





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