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Event Series Event Series: Colorado Brazil Fest 2023

Colorado Brazil Fest 2023: Brazilian Guitar with Alessandro Penezzi

August 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

$15 – $30


Alessandro Penezzi, one of Brazil’s premier award-winning guitarists, returns to Colorado Brazil Fest, performing his thrilling solo guitar repertoire of choro and other high-energy instrumental Brazilian genres at the Dairy Arts Center’s Gordon Gamm Theater.
Hailing from Piracicaba in the São Paulo countryside, Alessandro Penezzi started his musical studies at the age of 7. A multi-faceted composer and arranger, Alessandro performs on the 7-string guitar, tenor guitar, cavaquinho, mandolin, and flute. Alessandro graduated from the Escola de Música de Piracicaba under the tutelage of maestro Ernst Mahle. He also holds degrees from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) and Souza Lima Faculty.
He has participated in groups such as Regional de Carlos Poyares, Trio Quintessência and Grupo Choro Rasgado, performed as a trio with Yamandú Costa and Rogério Caetano, and Sizão Machado and Alex Buck. As a duo, Alessandro has performed with Hamilton de Holanda, maestro Laércio de Freitas, Alexandre Ribeiro, and Nailor Azevedo Proveta, respectively. Other collaborations include projects with Dominguinhos, Hermeto Pascoal, Zimbo Trio, Beth Carvalho, Sílvio Caldas, Billy Blanco, Alaíde Costa, D. Ivone Lara, and Orchestras as Jazz Sinfônica (Sao Paulo) and London’s Symphonic.
With performances across the globe, spanning the United States, Gabon, Angola, Italy, German, Denmark, Netherlands, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Morocco, and Portugal. Alessandro has received many awards, including the VISA MPB Instrumental, Premio Tim de Música Brasileira, Premio Shell de Teatro e Prêmio da Música Brasileira. In 2016 Alessandro composed the soundtrack for SOS Fada Manu, the new fifty-two episode Brazilian animation by Globo Channel.


August 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 – $30
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Gordon Gamm Theater
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Age Guideline:
All Ages, Kids age 5 and under (FREE)
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