Stan "Sete-Cordas" Valacos - 7-string guitar
Edgee Ribiero - cavaquinho
Renato Feijo - pandeiro
Stuart Vandegraaff - sax/clarinet/flute
Roberto Steyer - 6-string guitar and vocal
Ricardo Steyer - 6-string guitar and vocal
Plus special guests...
Samba Azul was formed in 2008 as an offshoot performance group of the "Clube Nacional de Chorinho da Australia". We celebrate all things Brazilian - music, culture, dance and language. Musical styles covered include samba, bossa nova, forro, samba-funk and frevo, but our real speciality is chorinho, the "Brazilian Blues".
The group has performed at Bellingen, Dubbo and Illawarra Jazz Festivals, Darling Harbour Ritmo Festival, Musica Viva's Cafe Carnivale, Brazilian Carnival events, Brazilian Film Festival (Sydney), Latin Film Festival (Sydney) and has had numerous performances at Lazybones and Foundry 616 and residencies at local Sydney venues.