Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Rob Curto

New Yorker Rob Curto brings passion, energy and musicality to the accordion, shedding new light on the instrument’s many timbral and rhythmic possibilities. The Los Angeles Times writes that, “Curto’s originals..combine traditional authenticity with persuasive dashes of jazz.” An early devotee of North American swing music, bebop piano, funk, rock and blues; Curto combines these influences with his mastery of their South American counterparts forró, chorinho, samba, maracatu, frevo and the many other styles that belong the Brazilian accordion tradition. The result is completely original, authentic and stimulating to fans of all kinds, and has earned the accordion many a convert, who profess to having discovered a love for the instrument at one of his shows.

Read more
“As America’s finest purveyors of the forró sound, New York funksters Rob Curto’s Forró For All combine a wildly imaginative jazz sensibility with their obvious reverence for traditional Brazilian get-down sounds and the fusion is exhilarating.” --San Francisco Bay Guardian

“The selections ranged from several marvelously atmospheric numbers by the great forró accordionist and composer Luiz Gonzaga to Curto's originals, which combine traditional authenticity with persuasive dashes of jazz. While the percussion rhythms were undeniably irresistible, it was the imaginative improvising that took the music well beyond the level of dance accompaniment.” --Los Angeles Times

“...Curto has earned a reputation as forró’s foremost ambassador in the states

Read more

Premium Profiles

Sal La Rocca Sal La Rocca
bass, acoustic
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
David Longoria David Longoria
trumpet
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
vocalist
Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
saxophone

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.