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Pedro Martins, Daniel Santiago & Friends

A night with two extraordinary guitarists and luminaries of the Brazilian jazz scene!

Together, Pedro Martins and Daniel Santiago released Simbiose, an album of wondrous musicianship and interplay between two singular entities in contemporary music. On this Tuesday night, they will open the evening as a duo, pairing acoustic and electric guitar. For the second set, Pedro will be joined by Chris Fishman, Daryl Johns and JK Kim to perform their original songs.

Since winning the prestigious Montreux Guitar Competition as a young Brazilian prodigy, Pedro Martins has become a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He’s perfectly at ease with typical Brazilian genres like samba and choro, as well as with jazz, fusion, progressive rock, and world music. He has become known after working with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Yaron Herman, David Binney and Jacob Collier.

Daniel Santiago is a composer, guitarist and music producer who for the past 20 years has been an active and key contributor to the Brazilian and world music scenes. In addition to collaborations with Milton Nascimento, Joao Bosco, Hamilton de Holanda, John Paul Jones, Hermeto Pascoal, Joshua Redman, Greorie Maret, and many others, Santiago has released three of his own records. With Hamilton de Holanda, Daniel has recorded more than ten albums and their work together has been nominated for four consecutive Latin Grammy Awards.

Chris Fishman is a multidisciplinary pianist, composer, producer, and sound designer from Los Angeles. He has collaborated and performed with Flying Lotus, Louis Cole, Aaron Parks, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Genevieve Artadi and Justin Brown. With frequent collaborator Louis Cole, he performs in a multi-instrumentalist trio along with drummer Nate Wood.

Bassist Daryl Johns is the youngest headliner ever to appear at Litchfield. At this writing he is 19 years old and has already wowed the jazz community. He was also the youngest semi-finalist in the history of the Thelonious Monk Competition at age 13.

Prodigious Korean drummer JK Kim is “nothing short of a revelation and his performance is utterly memorable for the extremely melodic sense with which he plays this music” (Jazz da Gama). Kim transcends through dynamic textures and fresh sounds. He has collaborated with Massimo Biocalti, Sam Yahela, Mike DiRubbo Quartet, and Simon Moullier Trio.