Our show celebrates the music and composers of Brazil’s rich and unique guitar tradition. Stephen Guerra and Billy Newman perform original arrangements of music by Brazil’s chief popular music guitarist-composers, including: João Pernambuco, Dilermando Reis, Canhoto da Paraíba, Paulinho da Viola, and Baden Powell. They also play bossa nova, samba, and jazz standards.
Billy Newman has been a staple of NYC Brazilian and American jazz music scenes for decades. Stephen is new to NYC, coming from the Philadelphia music scene. Together, Billy and Stephen have played at notable NYC venues including Bar Lunático, Barbés, Cornelia Street Café, SOB’s, New York Public Library, and more.