Tio Chorinho is the only ensemble in Canada dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music. Known as the “New Orleans Jazz of Brazil,” Choro was born in Rio de Janeiro. It is an infectious mix of European and Afro-Brazilian influences, and is the foundation of many Brazilian music styles. Tio Chorinho features Eric Stein (mandolin), Avital Zemer (7-string guitar), Maninho Costa (percussion), Carlos Cardozo (cavaquinho) and Andre Valerio (guitar and cavaquinho). Tio Chorinho released its debut CD ‘Chora Brazil’ in 2016