Ian Coury & Catherine Bent

 —  —

Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine

Ian Coury—Brazilian 10-string bandolim player currently studying at Berklee—and Catherine Bent—cellist and Berklee professor—have a musical connection that transcends their backgrounds and crystallizes around their passion for Brazilian choro. They revel in arranging lesser-known music from the genre, as well as originals and other relatives of this virtuosic Brazilian genre: forró, samba, and MPB. The two brilliant musicians and their unique instrumentation conjure a stunning palette of colors and emotions, foregrounding improvisation, dialogue, and a spirit of alegria.