Vento Trio

Vento Trio’s new CD is out! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ventotrio2

I travel annually to Brazil to teach at the Festival de Música de Londrina in Paraná and Brazilian universities, research music, and play jazz in Rio with friends such as Cliff Korman. Vento Trio developed out of my research on Brazilian music for the bassoon, and on these trips to Brazil I’ve collected music such as Expresso 2222 by Gilberto Gil.

I play bassoon in Vento Trio, along with clarinetist Sarah Bednarcik and flutist Kevin Willois. Since recording “Brazilian Dances and Inventions” we presented concerts throughout the New York metropolitan region, at the Chamber Music America Conference, the Keeler Tavern Museum, and International Double Reed Society Conferences in the USA and in France. In 2010 Vento Trio received a grant from USArtists International to perform in Brazil, where we received the music to Estudo Aberto, included on the new CD.

Vento Trio

Vento Trio

Vento Trio

The new CD features my composition “Hudson Views,” and my transcription of Nightclub 1960 by Astor Piazzolla, my first venture into writing chamber music. It includes premieres by American composers, and some rare works by Brazilians Claudio Santoro and Henrique de Curitiba, along with a few choros and nuevo Tangos, with some beautiful percussion by Ze Mauricio and Rogerio Boccato.

For booking call 914-920-5120 or email jangrice@yahoo.com.