We provide a wide repertoire of music, from Brazilian Bossa Nova standards to jazz standards with a Bossa Nova twist.
Sergio sings and plays chordal accompaniment, and Eric provides guitar solos and additional chordal accompaniment, resulting in a sound that is unique, refreshing and ultimately very enjoyable.
From cocktail parties and private receptions to corporate events, their unmistakable flair and expert musicianship make for a very entertaining musical experience.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese
What to Expect
Sergio & Eric provide the perfect musical ambience for any event in a totally professional manner.
They come equipped with their own P.A. system and can accommodate audiences of every size.
Their musical repertoire, from bossa nova classics to jazz standards, is sure to please everyone, from young to old.
Sergio Augusto is a marvelous Brazilian singer, composer and guitarist now living in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sergio played a major part in the burgeoning Bossa Nova movement in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and eventually the United States, along with world renowned Brazilian musicians such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Baden Powell, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Joao Donato, Sergio Mendes, Walter Santes, Oscar Castro-Neves, and many more.
He wrote his first song "Barquinho Diferente" at the age of 15. The song was an homage to Roberto Menescal, who wrote the famous song "Little Boat". Today "Barquinho Diferente" is considered one of the bossa nova classics. The first to record it was the Zimbo Trio, followed by Claudette Soares, Milton Banana Trio, Neide Fraga, Hebe Carmago, Jondo Trio, Manfredo Fest and many others.
His Bossa Nova beat is unmistakable, and he lives and breathes this genre and wants to help keep it alive and well. He sings in several languages to appeal to all nationalities, but always with his balmy and irresistible voice and guitar, which makes him unique amongst the Bossa Nova artists.
He has performed locally at Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge, the Burnsley, Warwick and Lowe's hotels, Mount Vernon Country Club, the Cherry Creek and Telluride Arts Festivals, and travels yearly to Brazil to perform in several of the nightclubs in Sao Paulo and Rio.
He is currently working on "dressing" international classics with the Bossa Nova touch along with local award winning guitarist/composer, Eric Roberts.
"Sergio is living proof of a genre that still has that magic touch and he serves as a pot of gold with his interpretations and reaches new highs with his Bossa Nova songs." - Egidio Leitaio/Musica (link hidden).
"With an unmistakable and almost incomparable guitar beat." - Lula Freire, Chief Editor, Ventura Magazine
Eric Roberts is a gifted guitarist, bassist and composer, among his various talents. Receiving a guitar at Christmas time when he was 13 years of age started him on the path of making the guitar his passion. Immediately beginning with the Mel Bay Guitar Method and working through all seven books, his technique and musicality began to bloom.
It was at a Music Camp that his guitar teacher introduced him to Brazilian music, and from then on he was hooked. He ended up attending the same college as his teacher and began to study classical guitar, which added a new dimension to his playing, using the fingers instead of a pick. He eventually took up the bass as well, and while getting his Masters degree, ended up playing bass behind such stars as Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, The Smothers Brothers, The Drifters and more.
But eventually the guitar took center stage again, and he started composing his own music, which ranges from "jazzy, non-commercial new age" as he calls it, to Brazilian and smooth jazz.
His first CD, "In A Silent Place", was recorded in 2005 and features world renowned cellist, David Darling, formerly of the groundbreaking world music group "The Paul Winter Consort". The CD's music ranges from tranquil meditative melodies to spontaneous musical improvisations and has been the recipient of many awards.
This CD was followed up by "My Brazilian Heart", recorded in 2009, and features 6 of his brazilian and smooth jazz compositions, performed with some college friends, Bill Harris and Barbara Merjan, who have gone on to have stellar careers in the music business, backing up many famous name entertainers.
Additional Booking Notes
Need two chairs.
Have our own P.A. system.
Partial Set List:
Aquarela do Brasil
Baubles, Bangles & Beads
Deixa Pra La
Feel Like Making Love
Girl From Ipanema
History of Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Will Wait For You
Lullabye of Birdland
Moonlight in Vermont
Saudade Fez Um Samba
The Nearness of You
The Waters of March
There Will Never Be Another You
You Go To My Head
The Summer Knows
Influences & Inspiration
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Oscar Castro-Neves, Andres Segovia, Roberto Menescal, Baden Powell, Dori Caymmi, Vincius de Morais, Joyce, Luiz Eca, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Johnny Alf, Joao Gilberto, Carlos Lyra and many more!
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