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- Coelho & Ridnell is a unique collaboration of two musicians – one Brazilian and one American – whose relationship has been described as a meeting of two kindred spirits on a musical bridge between their native countries. Fellow guitar players, singers and composers Chico Coelho and Dave Ridnell first encountered eachother at a gig at the Tunnel Top bar in San Francisco in 2010. They quickly hit it off, united instantly by a mutual love of the music of the great Brazilian composer Joao Donato. They soon discovered, that somewhere between Chico’s fascination with Dave’s native American music – jazz, pop, and blues - and Dave’s fascination with Chico’s native Brazilian music – bossa nova, MPB, and samba, there existed a common but very special musical ground. Their original compositions display a fresh and captivating sound bringing together the beauty of Brazilian bossa nova & MPB with American roots, jazz, and pop. Quickly gaining management attention, Coelho & Ridnell’s debut performance was a big one, playing for four hours to approximately 30,000 people during the 2011 San Francisco Bay to Breakers race. In February 2012 they performed in Brazil with renown Brazilian percussionist Alex Calatayud. In their short time together Coelho & Ridnell have garnered press attention in both Brazil and the United States and are soon to release their first all-original EP. A musician as well as a respected world-class contemporary painter, Chico Coelho hails from the city of Piracicaba, Brazil. Performing now for over three decades, Chico started to study the guitar at the age of 9. His self-titled cd features some of the finest jazz musicians in Brazil, including Sizão Machado, longtime bass player for legendary Brazilian music star Djavan, and drummer Edu Ribeiro. New York native Dave Ridnell has been a bandleader and performed for over 20 years in venues throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Japan. He has played live and recorded with members of such legendary funk acts as The Meters, James Brown, and Frankie Beverly & Maze, as well as renown jazz artists such as Melvin Sparks. Coelho & Ridnell come to Café du Nord backed up by the veteran rhythm section of Brazilian drummer Celso Alberti and bass player Gary Brown. Celso and Gary’s credits include work with Steve Winwood, Airto & Flora Purim, Dori Caymmi, Herbie Mann, Narada Michael Walden, and Lou Rawls, among others.
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