Balaio quartet after 10 years on the road here is on his debut album, mixing the Brazilian roots with jazz and ambient music. Participations of Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Nils Landgren, Paulo Calasans and Zeca Baleiro.
Balaio started in China in 2009, with some presentations up to a very successful tour of 28 concerts in Hong Kong and China in September/October 2015. On 2016 “Balaio Invites Randy Brecker,” show based on the album “Randy in Brazil” – American Grammy winner of 2009 – once again they back in China and some European countries on a successful tour, with solo performances and also alongside this legendary jazz icon. The drummer Leonardo Susi and the percussionist Marco Bosco with the new members Rubem Farias (bass) and Adriano “Magoo” Oliveira (Piano, keyboards and accordion), the instrumental quartet Balaio brings to the stage their new formation and the new repertoire that is part of the first album of the group with great guests, which began to be recorded between October and November 2017 during solo tour by China and Europe, and once again presentations with trumpet icon player Randy Brecker, completing the tour initiated in October 2016. In 2018 Balaio releases his debut album with the participation of Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Nils Landgren, Paulo Calasans and Zeca Baleiro. The Album was recorded in Shanghai, Stockholm, New Your and Brazil. Parallel to the finalisation and release and shows of the debut album, Balaio with the legendary North American guitarist Mike Stern, will present the project “Balaio invites Mike Stern” start, with the participation of the producer, arranger and keyboardist Paulo Calasans in the first series of presentations in Brazil and from September to October the Asia tour.