About Musicians:

Mathias Behrends Pinto / Acc. Guitar – Born in Porto Alegre(Brazil) is the current coordinator of the Choro Santander Cultural Workshop, graduated in music from Instituto Porto Alegre, composer, guitar player and arranger working on several projects related to Choro language.

Lucian Krolow (Flute) – Natural of the city of Pelotas(Brasil) where it was formed Bachelor in Flute Transversal by Ufpel. He is currently professor of the Choro Workshop at Santander Cultural in Porto Alegre developing the language of Choro with Flute players in general.
Alexandre Susin (Cavaquinho) – Singer, Cavaquinho player and composer, he works on several projects related to choro and samba in Porto Alegre. Since the beginning of the year, he is a teacher in the voice-choir classes at the Oficina de Choro Santander Cultural.

Guilherme Sanches (Percussion)  Born in Porto Alegre (RS), he began his musical activities in 1997, performing in the music festivals of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He has accompanied many Brazilian artists such as Déo Rian, Ademilde Fonseca, Jorginho do Pandeiro, Avendano Júnior, Plauto Cruz, Darcy Alves, Luciana Rabello, Nilze Carvalho, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Moacir Luz, João de Almeida Neto

Rafael Pereira Lima / Alto Sax – Rafael is a Brazilian Samba Jazz Saxophonist specialized in Choro music. He got his Masters in Jazz Performance (Netherlands/NYC) at the University of Hanze. For two years was professor of saxophone and improvisation the Federal University of Brazil and has performed with many important artists including Hermeto Pascoal.  In USA, he played with the MCC Jazz Big Band, in the Far Away Places Jazz Combo and in MCC’s Improv Band. By the age of 24 years old got his classical Saxophone Bachelor degree from Institute of Arts of UFRGS/Brazil. Today Rafael is living in Rotterdam. [spacer height=”20px”]
Nelson Latif –  Cavaquinho and acoustic guitar player Nelson Latif formed his musical identity in the legendary jazz scene of 1980’s São Paulo. With roots in choro and jazz, Latif merges Brazilian guitar technique with diverse musical influences. As sociologist and cultural promoter, Nelson Latif has been coordinating educational projects for universities and cultural institutions around the world.