Bandolim, Guitar, and Percussion performing Brazilian Choro

Toco Rio is a Milwaukee based instrumental trio featuring Linda Binder on bandolim (the Brazilian version of a mandolin), guitarist Jeff Binder, and Ben Hogan on percussion. Our repertoire consists mainly of music from the beautiful choro tradition of Brazil. Choro is a style of music that is rich in rhythmic, harmonic and melodic variety. We have enjoyed performing in the Milwaukee and Chicago area as a duo, (bandolim and guitar) a trio, (bandolim, guitar, and percussion) and occasionally in a more expanded version of the group, with added bass, and flute.Please consider us for your next event.  We'd love to play for you!

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