Hermeto Pascoal and Grupo w/ DJ Greg Caz

Improvisations Series

photo credit Gabriel Quintão

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Doors: 7 PM  | Show: 8 PM

Pioneer Works – 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn

Tickets: $30 – standing room | $45 – general admission seating | $65 – preferred seating

Co-presented with Pioneer Works

There have been few musicians to reach the stature of Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal. Dubbed by Miles Davis as “one of the most impressive musicians in the world”, he is a composer, producer, and self-taught multi-instrumentalist who has been an influential figure in Brazilian music for over half a century. Known as O Bruxo (“the Wizard”), his music is inspired by sounds of nature and he often incorporates  unconventional objects (including a teapot and toys) in his performances, proclaiming that “everything is an instrument”. He will be joined by his “Grupo” including his son Fabio Pascoal, Itiberê Zwarg and his son Ajurinã, André Marques, and Jota P.

Greg Caz is a veteran DJ known particularly for his Brazilian expertise among a wide variety of other genres, who has been by Forró In The Dark’s side from the very inception of the band at Nublu almost two decades ago.

The IMPROVISATIONS series features artists referencing their own musical and cultural traditions in a collaborative and improvisational form.