TRIO Project

In this show, Renato Anesi -- one of the greatest living practitioners of Brazilian instrumental music -- offers the audience a grand and swinging tour of the works of some of Brazil’s finest composers alongside his own unique compositions.

The trio of stringed instruments -- including the tenor guitar, acoustic bass and a range of percussion instruments --- performs Anesi’s arrangements of works by composers ranging from the turn-of-the-20th-century Ernesto Nazareth to midcentury greats like Jacob do Bandolim and Garoto to contemporary masters such as Gilberto Gil.

All the works selected are characterized by strong & surprising melodic lines, sophisticated harmony and rhythmic daring… and in the hands of the Renato Anesi Trio, these works soar playfully and continue to reveal new secrets.

  • Renato Anesi plays Tenor Guitar, Mandolin, Cavaquinho, Steel String Guitar, Classical Guitar, Requinto, Viola Caipira.
  • 1 Musician playing Bass
  • 1 Musician playing Percussion/drum




Besides his own compositions the trio will play arrangements of the following composers: Aníbal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto), Jacob do Bandolim, Gilberto Gil,  João Bosco, Astor Piazola, Chico Buarque, Egberto Gismonti and others.

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