15th July Choro workshop with Cléa Thomasset and Jonathan Preiss

Hello everyone!! We hope you’re having a good summer. There will be a new choro workshop held on the 15th of July, taught by Cléa Thomasset and Jonathan Preiss. This is a great opportunity to learn or brush up on your instrumental choro playing.

Early booking is £20 for students, £25 normally and booking after the 1st will be £25 or £30.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/transversarte/events or contact contact@transversarte.com for more information.

New Spring Workshops!!!

TransversArte & Clube do Choro UK are delighted to invite you to our next monthly choro workshops with Cléa Thomasset (flute, vocals) and Jonathan Preiss (7-string guitar) !
https://www.facebook.com/ClubedoChoroUK/events

Open to all instruments, this will be a great opportunity for intermediate amateur players to professional musicians, willing to improve their Choro playing, or simply discover the interpretation of this genuine Brazilian instrumental music genre.

Dates/Times:
Saturdays 25th March, 22nd April and 20th May from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Location:
Latin American House
10 Kingsgate place
London NW6 4TA

What we do:
– getting through the different styles constitutive of the Brazilian musical genre called choro (maxixe, polca, scottish, samba…) and its original language
– discovering choro’s historical context and great composers
– learning to play together in a regional (traditional choro group) and a roda de choro (traditional choro sessions in circle)
– building a collective repertoire

Fees:
Pay as you go 1 session – early bird (monthly deadlines: 10/03, 07/04, 05/04) : £25 standard / £20 music student
Pay as you go 1 session – regular : £30 standard / £25 music student
-10% discount for block booking 3 sessions (25th March-22nd April- 20th May): £67,5 standard / £54 music student

Important: booking required (advance payment) – limited number of students
Please send an email to contact@transversarte.com

, to secure your space and receive the scores to print and practise for the day.
NB: We were fully booked in February, and enrollments are going very quickly for March, so it might be wise to book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Cléa Thomasset is a flute player, vocalist and composer-songwriter from West of France (Brittany-Pays de Loire), established in London.
Equally academically trained and self-taught, she studied classical and jazz flute, and then started to perform as a singer too: French music, Jazz and of course Brazilian music, her very long lasting love affair. After having been taught several years in France by the Brazilian master Eduardo Lopes, she went to Rio de Janeiro, to study choro at Escola Portátil, Brazilian popular singing with Felipe Abreu and rythm with Lucas Ciavatta.
Very active in the Choro network in Europe, she works with the finest chorões of the Old Continent, and also produces/performs with some touring musicians from Brazil ; she moved to London in 2015, and became the project manager at Club de Choro UK (founded by Gaio de Lima).
She can be seeing performing on European stages with her quartet Travessias (poetic Brazilian songs) and with the Brazilian 7-string guitar player Vitor Celestino (Choro & Brazilian jazz) ; she also works with many other musicians from various backgrounds (samba, contemporary and classical music, French songs, modern jazz), on stage or as a session musician, and is currently developping her new solo creation, mixing flute, vocals, electro and poetry.
Teaching music to all (from babies to seniors) since more than 10 years in France, and now UK, she developped a participative and inclusive pedagogy; she also translated into French the amazing Brazilian musical method O Passo by Lucas Ciavatta – a strong reference in her own practice and teaching – and the very interesting A estrutura do Choro by Carlos Almada (The structure of Choro).

Jonathan Preiss studied classical and jazz guitar at Leeds College of Music, and classical guitar and composition at Trinity College of Music, London. A tremendously versatile guitarist, he is equally at home performing music from the classical guitar repertoire, playing Brazilian music, jazz, avant-garde chamber music, musical theatre or baroque concertos.
His live credits include London Philharmonic Orchestra [Lord of the Rings Symphony, Royal Albert Hall 2010], Warehouse Ensemble [Boulez in Birmingham 2008] and West End shows “Zorro the Musical” and “In the Heights”. Broadcast credits include BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night Is Music Night”, BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” and – performing live from the 2012 Olympic Park – BBC Radio 5. Recording credits include Aled Jones’ The Christmas Album, a duo album with BBC Young Tradition award winner Luke Daniels and two albums with Brazilian group Caratinga.
Playing the traditional Brazilian 7-stringed acoustic guitar, Jonathan’s involvement with Brazilian music has led him to perform with major Brazilian artists both UK- and Brazil-based, including Monica Vasconcelos, Adriano Adewale, Henrique Cazes, Dirceu Leite, Rogerio Souza, Chico Chagas, Paraiso School of Samba and Gilberto Gomes. In 2000 he formed the group Caratinga, a unique Anglo-Brazilian project performing traditional and original choro and samba, and featuring musicians from across Brazil; Felipe Karam from Porto Alegre, Anselmo Netto from Salvador and Adriano Adewale and Leandra Varanda from São Paulo. Caratinga have recorded two albums and played throughout the UK and as far afield as Paris and the Amazon. An experienced teacher, Jonathan has given Brazilian guitar workshops for organisations including Dartington International Summer School, Berkshire Music Maestros and Clube do Choro UK.

Choro workshop on February 25th!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1330931216950084/

TransversArte & Clube do Choro UK are delighted to invite you to a new Choro workshop led by Cléa Thomasset (flute, vocals) and Jonathan Preiss (7-string guitar).

Open to all instruments, this will be a great opportunity for all musicians (amateur and professional) willing to improve their Choro playing or simply discover the interpretation of this genuine Brazilian instrumental music.
Click here for a little taste of our last session: https://youtu.be/4fn5iZjn47I

The workshop will take place at the Latin American House (Casa Latina) in Kilburn.
10 Kingsgate Place,
London,
NW6 4TA

Saturday 25th February
15:00-18:00

Standard: £30
Music student : £25

IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS, SO BOOKING IS REQUIRED !
Please send an email to Cléa Thomasset at contact@transversarte.com

, to secure your space (advance payment), and receive the scores to print and practise for the day.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Cléa Thomasset is a flute player, vocalist and composer-songwriter from West of France (Brittany-Pays de Loire), established in London.
Equally academically trained and self-taught, she studied classical and jazz flute, and then started to perform as a singer too: French music, Jazz and of course Brazilian music, her very long lasting love affair. After having been taught several years in France by the Brazilian master Eduardo Lopes, she went to Rio de Janeiro, to study choro at Escola Portátil, Brazilian popular singing with Felipe Abreu and rythm with Lucas Ciavatta.
Very active in the Choro network in Europe, she works with the finest chorões of the Old Continent, and also produces/performs with some touring musicians from Brazil ; she moved to London in 2015, and became the project manager at Club de Choro UK (founded by Gaio de Lima).
She can be seeing performing on European stages with her quartet Travessias (poetic Brazilian songs) and with the Brazilian 7-string guitar player Vitor Celestino (Choro & Brazilian jazz) ; she also works with many other musicians from various backgrounds (samba, contemporary and classical music, French songs, modern jazz), on stage or as a session musician, and is currently developping her new solo creation, mixing flute, vocals, electro and poetry.
Teaching music to all (from babies to seniors) since more than 10 years in France, and now UK, she developped a participative and inclusive pedagogy; she also translated into French the amazing Brazilian musical method O Passo by Lucas Ciavatta – a strong reference in her own practice and teaching – and the very interesting A estrutura do Choro by Carlos Almada (The structure of Choro).

Jonathan Preiss studied classical and jazz guitar at Leeds College of Music, and classical guitar and composition at Trinity College of Music, London. A tremendously versatile guitarist, he is equally at home performing music from the classical guitar repertoire, playing Brazilian music, jazz, avant-garde chamber music, musical theatre or baroque concertos.
His live credits include London Philharmonic Orchestra [Lord of the Rings Symphony, Royal Albert Hall 2010], Warehouse Ensemble [Boulez in Birmingham 2008] and West End shows “Zorro the Musical” and “In the Heights”. Broadcast credits include BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night Is Music Night”, BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” and – performing live from the 2012 Olympic Park – BBC Radio 5. Recording credits include Aled Jones’ The Christmas Album, a duo album with BBC Young Tradition award winner Luke Daniels and two albums with Brazilian group Caratinga.
Playing the traditional Brazilian 7-stringed acoustic guitar, Jonathan’s involvement with Brazilian music has led him to perform with major Brazilian artists both UK- and Brazil-based, including Monica Vasconcelos, Adriano Adewale, Henrique Cazes, Dirceu Leite, Rogerio Souza, Chico Chagas, Paraiso School of Samba and Gilberto Gomes. In 2000 he formed the group Caratinga, a unique Anglo-Brazilian project performing traditional and original choro and samba, and featuring musicians from across Brazil; Felipe Karam from Porto Alegre, Anselmo Netto from Salvador and Adriano Adewale and Leandra Varanda from São Paulo. Caratinga have recorded two albums and played throughout the UK and as far afield as Paris and the Amazon. An experienced teacher, Jonathan has given Brazilian guitar workshops for organisations including Dartington International Summer School, Berkshire Music Maestros and Clube do Choro UK.

JOÃO CAMARERO – Workshop and Concerts!

TransversArte and Clube do Choro UK are delighted to invite you to an amazing Choro workshop and concert by the fantastic Brazilian 7-string guitar player JOÃO CAMARERO!

The events will happen on Saturday 15th October at the lovely Book & Kitchen, in the heart of Notting Hill’s vibrant neighbourhood.

31 All Saints Road, W11 1HE London

Open to all instruments, the workshop will be a unique opportunity for everybody wanting to improve their Choro playing or their interpretation of this genuine Brazilian instrumental music.

14:30-17:30
£20 (including 2 drinks)

Please send an email to Cléa Thomasset at contact@transversarte.com, to secure your space and receive scores and audio links to the tunes (limited number of students, booking strongly recommended).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1849789485239909/

The workshop will be followed by João Camarero’s solo recital, same place and same day at 19:00 (£10 online advance ticket – £15 door). Click on the link below for further informations and booking:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1582201468741430/

If you can’t make it, or want a double dose, he will also be playing on Friday 14th October at Pau Brasil, in Reading (£8), booking at paubrasilrdg@yahoo.co.uk and more information on the Facebook event below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/678085695689114

Appointed by critics as one of the leading names of the new generation of Brazilian guitar players, this young musician studied at the Conservatory of Tatuí (2008–2009) and Escola Portátil de Música (2011–2012), where he still works as a teacher and monitor.

As a soloist or accompanist, he has performed both in concerts and recordings alongside big names of the music industry, such as Altamiro Carrilho, Leny Andrade, Yamandú Costa, Zelia Duncan, Danilo Caymmi, Agnaldo Rayol, Elton Medeiros, Cristina Buarque, Nailor Proveta, Mike Marshall, David Grisman, Howard Alden, Ademilde Fonseca, Agnaldo Rayol, among many others.

Winner of MIMO Instrumental Award 2015 and Concurso Novas – 3, he has performed in several countries such as Japan (touring in duo with João Lyra – 2015), France (with Bando do Chorão – 2009), Germany (tour with Camerata Violões e Cia, from the Conservatory of Tatuí – 2008), Italy (Torino’s Choro International – 2008) and the USA (the Mandolin Symposium, University of California – 2012 and Jazz at the Plaza, New York – 2013).
As a composer, João has partnered with major names such as Paulo Cesar Pinheiro and Cristóvão Bastos. He has appeared on televised music programmes (as accompanist) such as Ensaios, by Fernando Faro on TV Cultura, Sr. Brasil with Rolando Boldrin and Instrumental SESC Brazil.

Nowadays he works side by side with Leandro Braga, Leo Gandelman, Déo Rian, João Lyra, Cristovão Bastos, Henrique Cazes and Joel Nascimento and is finishing his first solo album.

Workshops and roda with Karine Huet!

TransversArte and Clube do Choro UK are proud to offer two Brazilian instrumental music workshops with the amazing accordionist KARINE HUET, coming specially from Paris!

The two workshops will take place on Saturday 4th June in Chalk Farm at:

MADE IN BRASIL BOTECO
48 Chalk Farm Road
NW1 8AJ London

CHORO: 11:30-13:30 – £15
FORRÓ: 14:30-16:30- £15
(price for both workshops: £25)

You are welcome to attend one or both of the workshops. All instruments, skill levels and ages are welcome! There will be a limited number of students so book your place right now!
NB: Your booking will be complete when we recieve your payment; there will be no refunds unless the event is cancelled for any reason.

Booking and further information:
Cléa Thomasset – contact.transversarte@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/757196417749104/

There will be also a free casual Roda hosted by Choro with Tea and Karine Huet at the same place on Sunday 5th at 7pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/614191842080630/

Karine will also perform her soulful solo repertoire on the following dates; don’t miss it!
– Friday 3th at Pau Brasil – Reading, Berkshire https://www.facebook.com/events/917917081661291/
– Saturday 4th at Book & Kitchen – London Notting Hill https://www.facebook.com/events/1558178744476297/

First Event of 2016 !!!

HELLOOOOOO EVERYONE!!!! We are back for another exciting year of choro goodness. =)

Our first main event this year will be held on the 26th of March and will be at a new location:

Corbet Place Bar & Lounge
15 Hanbury Street
E1 6QR

The time as usual will be from 7pm until 11pm, £10 entry or £8 for students.

We can’t wait to get started again after our winter break and, as usual, we hope to see as many of you there dancing and enjoying the atmosphere as possible.
See you soon!

We are what we share !!!

Pandeiro Workshop and Casual Roda with Léo Rodrigues!

Hey everyone, we hope you enjoyed our events this year and we will of course be back with more in 2016. We’re not done with 2015 yet though, as on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of December we are pleased to receive the young Brazilian master of pandeiro Léo Rodrigues from São Paulo.

He will lead two workshops on Saturday, December 19th at the lovely Brazilian venue Made in Brasil Boteco, and on Sunday the 20th at 18:00 we invite all the Choro and Samba lovers to join us for a friendly and casual roda at the same location. Let’s play, sing, dance, listen, drink some caïpirinhas and eat some petiscos to celebrate 2015! Please note that there will be a limited number of students, so book your place early.

BEGINNERS: 11:30-13:30 – £15
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 14:30-16:30 – £15

Address:
Made in Brasil Boteco
48 Chalk Farm Road
London, NW1 8AJ

http://madeinbrasilboteco.co.uk/

Booking and further informations:
Cléa Thomasset – projectmanager@clubedochoro.co.uk
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1479027272406041/

Léo will bring some pandeiros to sell. If you are interested please get in touch with us.

Léo’s debut was with choro and he then developed his own unique personal style, playing all kinds of Brazilian rythms with groove and fluency.

He has already played and recorded with a variety of Brazilian music’s greatest musicians, like Fabiana Cozza, Nelson Ayres, Carlos Malta, Nicolas Krassic, Gabriel Grossi, Lenine, Beth Carvalho, Elba Ramalho, Hamilton de Holanda, Elza Soares and Milton Nascimento among others.

He can currently be seen on stage with Antonio Nobrega, Fabiana Cozza, Cadeira de Balanço, Dona Inah and Baile do Ribeiro.

http://www.leo-rodrigues.com/

Our last event of the year: Travessias!

Hey everyone, our November roda will be held on Saturday the 28th! Our featured special guests will be Travessias. Travessias (crossroads) pays tribute to Brazilian modern song characterized by subtle, poetic texts, chiselled melodies and polychromatic harmonies. Following the legacy of Villa-Lobos, French vocalist & flautist Cléa Thomasset, Italian saxophonist Giulia Tamanini, Brazilian 7 strings guitar player José Ferreira and percussionist Jansen Santana interpret through their own arrangements the songs of great composers and lyricists like Guinga, Paulo César Pinheiro, Egberto Gismonti, Mauricio Carrilho and Aldir Blanc. At the crossing point of both popular and classical forms of Brazilian music; baiãos, côcos, waltzes and ijexá interlace and transport the audience between dreamy contemplation and the irresistible desire to dance!

This roda will mark the last event for us in 2015, so come and get your fix of choro and samba before the year’s end!
We will be back in 2016 with an all new lineup of dates and special guests! Watch this space and our Facebook page for details!

We also want to take the chance to say that as always, we are hugely greatful to all of you for supporting us and for helping us to create a truly authentic roda de choro and roda de samba this year! None of this would be possible without your participation or your passion; this is your music as much as it is ours so we deeply thank you and we hope to see you dancing with us again soon!

As we say; we are what we share!!!

Special Halloween Roda This Week!

Hey all, just a quick note that this Saturday’s event will be a SPECIAL FANCY DRESS RODA FOR HALLOWEEN AND BRAZILIAN SACI PERERÊ!
Special price £8 if you come with fancy dress and/or scary face painting!
We’re very very excited to have Trio Baru with us this month; we hope to see some of you there!

Our Guests for October: Trio Baru!

On October the 31st we are delighted to welcome the amazing Trio Baru! This group, made up of guitarists Bosco Oliveira, Nelson Latif and percussionist Ismael Rattis Silva has been touring the world for the last ten years and have an incredible show lined up for you.

Each musician has a different musical background including choro and Spanish flamenco. They will use a variety of string instruments and play their own compositions as well as works from the great Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos, Jacob do Bandolim, Egberto Gismonti, Garoto and Baden Powell.

For more detailed information on the members of Trio Baru, please see their website at http://www.triobaru.com/home.html. They also have a Youtube account here!

As any of their videos should tell you, you don’t want to miss these guys!

Hope to see you there!
We are what we share!