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News

Tons of activity

Hello friends - I'm super excited to announce that Grupo Falso Baiano will be curating a series of informal outdoor Brazilian choro shows this summer at the Westbrae Biergarten in Berkeley CA. 3 - 6pm. No cover. Come enjoy some warm summer weather, delicious food and beer.

Additionally I have a bunch of shows and workshops coming up. Check the shows page to stay up to date

I'm terrible at "News" posts..

Well folks.. judging by the bi-annulal posts I make here, clearly this is not where you go for "news" on my activites. 

Please check in with me on my Facebook page for that kind of thing. Or my Shows page

Real talk..

New Falso Baiano CD on its way!

I'm happy to announce that Grupo Falso Baiano's 3rd CD (as of yet untitled), and the CD Release event will be Wed June 21 at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley CA. The CD features many of my compositions, and a handful of samba tunes featuring vocalist Moyseis Marques and Ana Carbatti. Stay tuned..

New Video page

I'm excited to announce my new Video page, added to the site by Joe Chellman of Shoofly Designs!

It's right up there.. no there! Yup.. there you go. Now click...aaaaand away we go to a YouTube playlist.

Enjoy.

~B

New Projects, upcoming shows

Year 2016 is off to a good start with a new project, and some great shows on the horizon.

I happy to accounce the arrival of Trio Cordas, a project with violinist Shaina Evoniuk and my long time friend Daniel Fabricant (bass). Trio Cordas performs a mix of Latin music; Brazilian, Cuban, Flamenco and beyond. 

I've also started a duo project with Portland based mandolin virtuoso Tim Connell. Initially conceived as a Brazilian choro duo, we are fast spreading out into other genres as well and discovering a mutual admiration for The Beatles, jazz, and more! We'll be playing in the SF Bay Area and Portland this year.

And Grupo Falso Baiano contines to perform as work on our new album, due out this year. We've recently completed a session at MegaSonic Sound in Oakland and have a bit more before we being mixing.

Hope to see you out there!

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I periodically upload videos of performances, demos, musical ideas and such on my YouTube Channel.

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Thanks!

Brian

Falso Baiano in new promotional video for Rhythmix

My Brazilian choro project Grupo Falso Baiano was featured in a new promotional video for Alameda based music education/performance center Rhythmix. Here's the video:

YouTube video.

Enjoy!

A big thank you!

I just wanted to write with feelings of extreme gratitude for the mountain of folks who came out to the Ricardo Peixoto-Brian Moran duo show at The Red Poppy last Fri March 6. It's always a great feeling to play for a packed a house. Look for future shows with this duo, as well as my other projects (Grupo Falso Baiano, Paloma Negra, and more)

Choro Ensemble launch!

Hi friends - staring in 2015, I will teach a Brazilian choro ensemble class. Class is weekly, on Sunday mornings from 10:30-Noon in El Cerrito.

Please contact me if interested, using the Contact page.

Um abraço

Video - Flamenco guitar

As promised, here is a comparison - albeit not a very apples for apples comparison - of video shot using the Blue Microphone's "Mikey", attached to an iPhone 5. Noticeable improvement in sound quality. 

This is my original composition "Incantation":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8eMRgtiVjg

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