Welcome to Fernando Brandão's Website!


Flutist, composer, author, arranger and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An active musician versed in classical and jazz, he has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist in Brazil and the US.

Mr. Brandão is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a faculty member of Longy School of Music and the Community Music Center of Boston. A leading educator in Brazilian music, he has given many lectures about Brazilian music and composers, and he is the author of the play-along book Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception, published by Advance Music.

Website highlights:

  1. Current Bands

  2. Fernando Brandão Septet

  3. Alma

  4. Bohemia Carioca

  5. Choro Democrático

  6. Workshops, Lectures and Masterclasses

  7. Videos

New Lectures/Workshops:

- The History of Choro

- Lyrics in Brazilian Music

News Board:

Upcoming concerts of
Fernando Brandão Sextet

The new repertoire mixes original songs, instrumental compositions, and arrangements of classics by Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Gilberto Gil, João Donato, Edu Lobo and Tom Jobim. 

April 26, 10PM - at Beehive
May 8, 9PM - at Ryles Jazz Club
May 24, 10PM - at Beehive
May 26, 3PM - at Lilypad
June 14, 9PM - at Acton Jazz Cafe
June 26, 9PM - at Ryles Jazz Club

band musicians varies, and includes:

Rick DiMuzio - saxophones
Phil Grenadier - trumpet
Gilson Schachnik - piano 
Elin Sandenberg - bass 
Kazuhiro Odagiri - drums
Tim Ray - piano
Fernando Huergo - bass
Mark Walker - drums

Check the Calendar for more details and concerts

Interested in Samba de Gafieira? Check the page of Bohemia Carioca to learn more about this music and dance. For info about dance classes, check BrazilArtsWorld.org

Do you want to know about Choro? Check the page of Choro Democrático to learn more about this music style.Calendar.htmlBohemia_Carioca.htmlhttp://BrazilArtsWorld.orgChoro_Democratico.htmlChoro_Democratico.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4

Fernando's next performances

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