Thursday, April 26, 2007

Supergenerous at The Jazz Standard


The Jazz Standard in NYC is about to become a little more generous this June.

Fresh off laying down tracks for their new album, Cyro and Kevin are playing a two night stint at one of Manhattan's premeir jazz venues - The Jazz Standard.

They will be joined by bassist Ian de Sousa.

This is a very special performance, so make your reservations early!!

They will be playing 2 sets each night: 7:30 and 9:30PM

Click Here For Ticket Information


Click Here to Listen to a Track from the First Supergenerous Album



Watch these two live:

CYRO AND BILLY'S EXOTIC RHYTHMS WORKSHOPS (round 2)

photo by: Eleonora Alberto




Cyro and Billy just finished up a second round of workshops!

The workshops were a terrific success.

Everyone involved learned and grew immensly from the experience. An amazing time was had by everyone involved.

Look for more workshops with these two in the future!!
You can catch the 2 of them in Boulder, CO on June 2!!

Here are some photos from this round of workshops:

photo by: Eleonora Alberto



photo by: Justin Bias


photo by: Justin Bias


photo by: Justin Bias


photo by: Eleonora Alberto

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Cyro, "In His Own Words"


6 months back, Cyro sat down with David Schulman, the creator and producer of "Musicians in Their Own Words".

The “Musicians in their own words” project seeks to provide public radio listeners with engaging and informative programming on music and musicians. In choosing performers to feature, the project is guided by musicians’ artistic merit and integrity and by their expressiveness both as performers and as interview subjects. Editorial choices about which performers to include are made with the aim of presenting artists from a diversity of musical and cultural traditions, whose music and stories will engage, enlighten, and appeal to a range of public radio listeners. “Musicians in their own words” is an independent arts journalism undertaking, and care is taken in the production process to portray each feature subject fairly, and in a way that is true to the music and true to the stories the musicians have to tell.

Cyro's interview has been played on various NPR stations across the country in a show entitled "Keepers of the Groove".

"Master percussionist, Cyro Baptista, finds connections between the rhythmic languages of Brazil, Northern India, and New York City — and we listen in as he improvises music from a collection of plastic buckets, vacuum-cleaner hoses, and duck calls"
- Musicians in Their Own Words website


You can listen to the interview streaming on the internet or check your local NPR listings for showtimes near you!!
Streaming Audio

You can also hear Cyro on the program's homepage!!
In Their Own Words Homepage