It would be easy to assume, at least from a North American perspective, that any musically inclined kid growing up in Brazil has to come under the pervasive influence of Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. But for São Paulo native Ricardo Grilli, who was born decades after the heydays of samba and Tropicalia, American and British rock bands mattered a lot more. A guitarist, he was especially taken with Dire Straits, whose timeless classic, “Sultans of Swing,” he played in various bands as a teenager.
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October 14, 2013
Guitarist Ricardo Grilli allows you the freedom to dream with your eyes open...
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Books, film, and music are all vehicles for escape. The opportunity to take a
cerebral journey through the eyes of another is the very life blood of the artist
endeavor. If On A Winter's Night A Traveler is the auspicious debut from
Brazilian Ricardo Grilli that takes the listener on a somewhat conceptualized
journey through his experience drawn from a variety of mediums as they
relate to his travel from his native Sao Paulo to New York.
Ricardo Grilli has a creative jones not shackled by the conventional form and
function of improvisational music
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
New York University - Adjunct Guitar Instructor
Private Lessons - Email to schedule.