A collaboration between the gifted and highly in-demand upright bass player Morten Ankarfeldt from Denmark and Brazil's biggest up-and-coming guitar talent Caio Marcio. In 2012 they created the album "Rio em Vermelho e Azul" (Rio in Red and Blue) - a unique combination of Scandinavian melodic jazz and Brazilian rhythms. The result was two geographically distanced musical personalities melting into a unique, fresh and inspiring expression.
To expand into this quartet, “RioJAZZ4”, Morten Ankarfeldt and Caio Marcio invite the famous Danish saxophonist and flute player Christina von Bülow and the talented and expressive drummer from Rio de Janeiro Cassius Theperson.
Their latest album is named after the quartet, and with “RioJAZZ4” (Calibrated Records, 2014) the ensemble is evolving the sound that was created in the 1960’s when jazz met Brazilian instrumental music with A.C. Jobim and Stan Getz as frontrunners. (The listener will clearly hear Stan Getz’s influence in Christina von Bülow’s playing as she was one of his few students.)
The Danish melodic and well-balanced jazz blends effortless with the Brazilian choro and samba.
With strong musicality and playful interactions, RioJAZZ4 presents an exciting formation of a jazz quartet building on Brazilian rhythms, performing originals as well as powerful compositions from the passionate Brazilian songbook.
Expect a beautiful and energetic concert by four musicians combining their musical references to create new grounds of sound.
Caio Marcio Dos Santos
group of musicians in Rio de Janeiro who develop and elaborate the traditional Brazilian Choro.
He studied guitar and composition at Conservatorio Brasileiro de Musica in Rio de Janeiro, has released 5 CDs to his credit, received several music awards and has accompanied some of Brazil's biggest stars such as Maria Bethania, Gabriel Grossi and Yamandu Costa. Caio tours extensively in Europe and the USA.
Christina von Bülow
She is the leader of Christina von Bülow trio og Bülow/Besiaskov Quartet and has furthermore performed with Bernt Rosengren (S), Horace Parlan (US), Putte Wickman (S) Herlin Riley (US) Marilyn Mazur (DK) amongst others.
She has received The Ben Webster Prize (2002), The Palæ Prize (2009), The Bent Jædig Prize (2013) and has been Nominated for Danish Music Awards for best jazz recording of the year, 2001 (‘West of the Moon’) and 2004 (‘A Primera Vez’)
Christina is extremely comfortable in this line-up, and the synergy between her and the band mates is exceptional - both on and off stage.
months stay in Rio have resulted in a close-to-native sense of the art form and its rhythms. He is a graduate of The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and has toured heavily in Europe, Asia, South America and Russia with a long list of Danish artist including Mads Mathias, Morten Schantz Trio, Sinne Eeg, Mads Kjølby Quartet, but also with International musicians such as Tom Hagans (US), Iván "Melón" Lewis (CU), Diego Figueiredo III (BR), Ingrid Jensen (US) and Doug Raney (US).
Morten Ankarfeldt is frequently recorded as a sideman. He recorded more than 60 Album. (Check out: www.basstrack.dk)
with his traditional background with a modern twist.