Austin's Premier Brazilian Choro Band
Caros Amigos ("Dear Friends") is a new and exciting band featuring flute (Julie Koidin), saxophone (Scotty McIntosh), 7-string guitar (Adam Carney) and percussion (Sergio Santos). Started in 2021 with Julie Koidin's move to Austin from Chicago, the group specializes in performances of Brazilian music - namely "choro" (a cousin of "samba") - standards by Brazilian mainstays as well as originals by the group and their "caros amigos."
Each member of this awesome and unique band brings a unique approach to music making which when put together is a brilliant whirlwind of color and technical skill. Flutist Julie Koidin is one of the few U.S. specialists in Brazilian choro - a musical cousin of samba, and in 2016 hosted the nationally broadcast radio show, "A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music" on the WFMT Radio Network for the Summer Olympics. Multi-instrumentalist/Saxophonist, Scotty McIntosh, originally from Montreal, Canada, is one of the most active musicians in Austin, performing with a wide breadth of musical groups in various styles ranging from jazz to salsa. Guitarist, Adam Carney, is originally from Missouri, and performs on two rare instruments in the U.S. - the 7-string guitar and the beautiful "harp-guitar." Percussionist Sergio Santos, is originally from Santos, Brazil and like Scotty and Adam, has been a long-time fixture in Austin's famous music scene.
At Austin Public Library Branches - in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:
Sat. Sept. 24, 10:30-11:15 am
Manchaca Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd.
Sat. Oct. 1, 10:30-11:30 am
Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
Sat. Oct. 8, 10:45-11:45 am
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.
Sat. Oct. 15, 10:45-11:45 am
Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St.