Purchase Choro is a diverse group of six musicians who study classical and jazz performance at Purchase College (NY).
With an interest in Brazilian chôro and samba, the group began studying authenticpandeiro and tamborim rhythms as well
as cavaquinho and sete cordas accompaniment.
Under the guidance of professor João Luiz (Brasil Guitar Duo), Purchase Choro developed their sound by learning classic
chôros of Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and Pixinguinha. The group is very excited for their debut at the
2nd International Choro Festival of New York.
Nora Spielman Guitar
Andrew Latona Guitar
Alex Hamburger Flute and Voice
Claude Gilbert Cello
Angel Lau Pandeiro
Jason Wastor Tamborim
directed by João Luiz Rezende