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Pedro Martins & Pipoquinha
Vera’s Heartbeat presents the first Los Angeles performance of the Brazilian duo Pedro Martins and Michael Pipoquinha at Blue Whale in downtown Los Angeles. The evening will include the musicians performing classic choros, as well as their original songs paying tribute to their roots. Pipoquinha will play traditional rhythms from northeast Brazil, where he was born, while Pedro will offer a modern jazz take inspired by his childhood heroes from the state of Minas Gerais.
This year they earned a “Música em Movimento” (Music in Movement) grant from Petrobras Cultural which supports their upcoming album release tour across six Brazilian cities.
Laureate of The 2015 Socar Guitar Competition at the 49th Montreux Jazz Festival, Pedro Martins is a “multidimensional” [The Observer] Brazilian multi-instrumentalist/guitarist and vocalist. Meanwhile, bass player Pipoquinha draws from the musical foundation of his first instrument, the guitar, to introduce a unique and gorgeous, Brazilian sound combining harmony with the bass line.