Bamboo is composed by the Brazilian musicians Vitor Gonçalves, Josué Lopez, Bruno Aguilar, Bernado Ramos and Alex Buck, who have collectively collaborated with renowned artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Naná Vasconcelos, Arismar Espírito Santo, Joyce, Djavan, Itiberê Zwarg, Dominguinhos and Yamandú Costa.
The group was formed with the objective to create an environment based on collaboration and freedom of expression. Each member brings their own compositions and the group craft together unique performances. The veins that connect these individual performers are the desire for exploring languages and delving deep into the many possibilities of improvisation. Crossing boundaries between Brazilian Jazz, Contemporary Classical Music, Jazz and Rock, their diverse talents and influences converge into a confluence of music which is fresh and inspiring.
The group’s first album (“Bamboo”, 2010) was widely praised by critics and audience. In 2013, the group shared the stage with Dori Caymmi, Nana Caymmi, Danilo Caymmi and Joyce Moreno (legends of Brazilian music) as part of Villa-Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro, paying tribute to Dori’s 70th birthday. In the same year Bamboo was featured in a one-hour long piece in the popular TV show “Instrumental SESC Brasil” (YouTube link on below).
Currently the group is promoting the release of their new album “Abertura” (which translates “Overture”), mixed and mastered by the Grammy Awarded Dave Darlington in New York City.