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Event Archive - Márcio Faraco

Sat. November 14th 2015 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
$29 advance/member, $32 at the door
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Victoria Jazz Society, Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society
“While bossa nova never disappeared from Brazillian music, Mr. Faraco wants not only to revive it, but to extend it.”– The New York Times

Paris based for the last 20 years, Brazilian master acoustic guitarist/singer-songwriter Márcio Faraco crafts songs in the samba, bossa nova, baião, and choro traditions of his homeland while throwing in dashes of Portuguese fado, African and Cuban rhythms, and most recently, chanson. He seamlessly finds the delicate balance between simplicity and complexity, tradition and originality while winning over his audiences with his undeniable charm and utter virtuosity. While his music draws likely comparisons with the Brazillian masters – Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, and João Gilberto – Faraco’s delicate guitar work sets him apart. With a soft voice that echoes his beloved countryman João Gilberto and jazz hero Chet Baker, Faraco is a quietly enthralling performer.

Faraco’s eighth and latest record, Cajueiro, fuses the Brazillian tradition with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.

After Faraco’s last appearance in Victoria at JazzFest in 2003, he returns with fellow Brazillians Gerson Saeki bass, Julio Goncalves percussion and French accordionist, Lionel Suarez.

Tickets on sale now! Available from... Victoria Jazz Society Office no service charges (202 - 345 Quebec Street, in the Harbour Towers Hotel or 250-388-4423), Lyle’s Place, and the Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 or online at


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