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Combining flowing melody, rhythmic grace and open, breathing improvisation, BRBQ brings a freshness and authenticity to playing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, João Bosco and other giants of Brazilian jazz. Three distinctive voices in Scottish jazz, James Brady (trumpet/flugelhorn), Mario Caribé (bass) and Stu Brown (drums/percussion), join forces with one of the UK’s leading interpreters of Brazilian piano styles, Ed Rice.

Since its inception in late 2022, BRBQ has thrilled auidences across Scotland, including sell-out shows at Glasgow's Jazz at the Merchants House, Edinburgh's Jazz Bar and Aberdeen's Blue Lamp, as well as receiving UNESCO funding to develop new material in 2024.

BRBQ welcomes enquiries from venues and festivals across the UK for 2024/25 performances. Get in touch.

Three musicians sit and enjoy a joke told by a fourth stood on the right. They are surrounded by colourful illustrations of tropical foliage, birds, instruments and music, evoking the sounds and colours of Brazil

Photograph by Nicky Murray. Illustration by Michael Goodson.

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