Award Winning Brazilian Band


                                   Meet the Musicians

Claudio Amaral guitar,vocals, bass, percussion     

Born in Sao Paulo, Claudio has been a community leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. Promoting Brazilian music and culture around the world has been his life's commitement. Credit with introducing Carnaval in San Francisco which today is one the most talked about events in the City.  Headlining with Tito Puente, Pete Escovedo, Joao Gilberto, Tower of Power, Stan Getz, Airto Moreira, John Henderson and Martinho da Vila.

                                                                                     Marcos Silva, Keyboards, vocals, bass, percussion

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Marcos has been performing, arranging and directing for such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Herbie Mann, Bud Shank, Toninho Horta, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Jon Lucien and Pacquito d'Rivera.
Marcos has toured intensively around the world with numerous artists and also released albums with his group "Intersection" on Concord Records

                        Jeff Buenz,  Bass, guitar vocals, percussion                                                                                                                           

Guitarist, composer, teacher, clinician, a Bay Area native and a favorite among musicians Jeff has performed and/or recorded with Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), Maria Muldaur, Stanley Turrentine, Smith Dobson, Dave Eshelman, Gerry Dodgion, co-founder and leader of "Canoneo".
Teaching master classes, having workshops and clinics in such places as Stanford University, Monterey Jazz Camp, San Jose, San Diego, Hayward State Universities.

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