Signature SeriesToninho Horta Meets Berklee
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The music of legendary guitarist, composer, and vocalist Toninho Horta, a founding pillar of música popular brasileira (MPB), will be performed by a large student orchestra, joined by Horta himself, in this Berklee Signature Series concert.
Recognized as one of the world’s top guitarists, Horta has been making music for more than 50 years, with early work on Joyce Moreno’s 1968 debut album, Joyce, and Milton Nascimento’s '16H self-titled debut album in 1969. In 1972, Horta performed on Nascimento and Lô Borges' Clube de Esquina, which Rolling Stone ranks as among its top 10 Brazilian albums of all time. The album's namesake comes from the influential Brazilian artists' collective, of which Horta was a member, in his hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The prolific Horta has been nominated for Latin Grammys for Best MPB Album for his 2005 album Com O Pé No Forró, which he released on his own Minas label, and for his 2010 release, Toninho Horta: Harmonia & Vozes. Over the course of his career, he has performed with top Brazilian artists such as Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, Sérgio Mendes, Luciana Souza B.M. '88, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, and Chico Buarque, among many more. In addition, he has transcended musical borders with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock ‘86H, Pat Metheny ‘96H, Brad Mehldau, George Duke, and Keith Jarrett.