Brian Rice

Tres Baias - Almir Cortes, Nando Duarte and Brian Rice

August 28, 2022

Berkeley Choro Ensemble featuring Alessandro Penezzi

Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, Berkeley, CA

September 8, 2022 noon

Cascada de Flores

Yerba Buena Center

September 8, 2022 7pm

Tres Baias at the Sound Room Oakland

September 9, 2022 7:30pm

Tres Baias at the Point Reyes Dance Palace

September 10, 2022 6:30pm

Tres Baias - Santa Cruz House Concert

September 11, 2022 6pm

Tres Baias - House Concert Napa

September 17, 2022 6pm

Berkeley Choro Ensemble with the Echo Chamber Orchestra

San Anselmo, CA

September 18, 2022 4pm

Mariah Parker Ensemble

Flower Piano at conservatory of flowers, SF

October 1, 2022 noon

Wake the Dead - Berkeley Horticulture

October 7, 2022 noon

Cascada de Flores - Berkeley Horticulture

October 7, 2022 8pm

Wake the Dead

At Michael's on Main, Santa Cruz

October 29, 2022 8pm

Wake the Dead at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House

Past gigs

August 18, 2022 6pm
Berkeley Choro Ensemble featuring Alessandro Penezzi
Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

July 16, 2022
With Sandy Cressman Ensemble, Martinez, CA

June 19, 2022

Wake the Dead at Faerieworlds Festival, Eugene, OR

June 18, 2022

Wake the Dead at the Grange, Summit, OR

June 17, 2022 

Wake the Dead - Grizzly Peak Windery, Ashland, OR

June 14, 2022

8th Annual Berkeley Festival of Choro
Freight and Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley, CA

November 12, 2021
Wake the Dead
The Sophia, Sacramento, CA

October 30th, 2021
Wake the Dead 
Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA

October 23rd, 2021, 4-6pm
Berkeley Choro Ensemble, featuring Claudia Villela
500 Coventry Amphitheater, Berkeley, CA

October 16th, 2021
Brazil Bliss 
Rocky's in Brooklyn Basin

August 28th, 2021 - Three workshops!!! 
1:00-3:00 Samba Bateria,
3:00-4:00 Pandeiro
4:30-6:00 Samba Pagode
GT Circuit, Traverse City, Michigan
Hosted by the Deep Blue Water Samba School

July 19-21, 2021
On faculty at Portland Summer Percussion Academy

July 25 2:00-4:00pm PST
Workshop on the Brazilian Pandeiro
focus on the rhythms of Brazil
Online at California Jazz Conservatory

March 4, 2021

Brian Rice Trio featuring Ricardo Peixoto and Marcos Silva

UC Davis

October 29, 2020

Brian Rice Quartet - Latin Jazz

UC Davis

October 25, 2020

SF Music Day by Intermusic SF

Ricardo Peixoto Trio

August 16, 4:00
Berkeley Choro Ensemble
Third Sunday Concert Series

March 8, 5pm
Julio Lemos quartet
Sound Room, Oakland​​

Feb 22, 8pm
Ian Faquini Quartet
Sound Room, Oakland

​Feb 2, noon

Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians
UC Davis, Pitzer Auditorium

Feb 7, 8:30pm
Wake the Dead
Soquel, CA

Feb 8, 4:45-7:45
Sylvia herold Ensemble
at the Cheeseboard

July 26th
with Almir Cortes, Colin Walker and Tim Connell
House concert Salem, Oregon

July 27th
Tres Baias with special guest Colin Walker
House concert Seattle, WA

July 28th
Tres Baias with special guest Colin Walker
Community Music Center, Portland, OR

July 21
Almir Cortes Trio with Harvey Wainapel
St. Alban's Presbyterian Church, Albany

July 13th
Tres Baias CD Release party - Santa Cruz
House concert

July 14th
Tres Baias Choro Workshop - A Complete Course
California Jazz Conservatory

July 14th
Tres Baias CD Release party - Oakland
The Sound Room

May 18th
The Berkeley Choro Ensemble with special guests, Alexandre Ribeiro and Roberta Valente
At the St Alban's Presbyterian Church in Albany, CA

July 12th
Tres Baias CD Release party - Napa
House concert

May 23rd, 12-1pm
Brian Rice with guests Alexandre Ribeiro, Roberta Valente and Brian Moran at UC Davis noon concert series

May 5th, 3:00pm
Berkeley Choro Ensemble

​April 14th
Wake the Dead
Club Fox, Mountainview

April 13th
Wake the Dead
Dance Palace, Point Reyes

April 12th
Wake the Dead
Rhythmix, Oakland

April 5th
With Danilo Brito
Edmonds, WA

​April 2nd
With Danilo Brito
Yoshi's, Oakland

April 1st, 8:00pm
With Danilo Brito
Kuumbwa, Santa Cruz

​March 30th, 8:00pm
With Danilo Brito
Duke University, Durham, N.C.

March 29th, 11am and 7:00pm
With Danilo Brito
Jacksonville, FL

March 22nd, 8:00pm
Wake the Dead
The Barn, Gilroy

March 16th, 8:00pm
Wake the Dead
Oddfellows Hall, Auburn

February 9th, 8:00pm
Wake the Dead
San Rafael osher Marin JCC

February 3rd 3pm
Harvey Wainapel, Almir Cortes Quartet
The Palms Playhouse, Winters

February 2nd
Berkeley Choro Ensemble

February 1st
Harvey Wainapel and Almir Cortes quartet
at the Hillside Club

January 20th
Choro Trio featuring Almir Cortes, Nando Duarte and Brian Rice at the Sound Room

January 19th
Berkeley Choro Ensemble
At the California Jazz Conservatory

January 5th

Wake the Dead at the Sofia in Sacramento

December 1st

Berkeley Choro Ensemble

Hotel Healdsburg

November 11th

Featuring Jorge Alabe and Catia

at the Ashkenaz

November 10th

Elis e Ellas featuring Catia

at Brasarte

November 3rd

with Karine Siverthorne and Marcos Silva

at Brasarte

October 28th

Wake the Dead 19th Annual Day of the Dead show 

at the Freight and Salvage

October 26th

Rebecca Kleinmann CD Release at the Sound Room in Oakland

October 7th

Berkeley Festival of Choro Presents the Ian Coury Trio

Featuring Ian Coury, Brian Rice and Nando Duarte

October 6th
Fifth annual Berkeley Festival of Choro
Feat. Grupo Falso Baiano, Duo Violao Brasileiro, Ian Coury and Berkeley Choro Ensemble

St. Johns Episcopal, Berkeley
September 2nd 6pm
in house concert, Oakland
Danilo Brito, Alessandro Penezzi, Jane Lenoir and Brian Rice

September 2nd 3pm

Brazil Camp All-stars at the Levagem Festival

1901 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley

Alessandro Penezzi, Danilo Brito, Alessandro Cardoso, Brian Rice

September 1st
Danilo Brito, Alessandro Penezzi, Jane Lenoir and Brian Rice at house concert in San Jose

August 25th
Danilo Brito, Alessandro Penezzi, Brian Rice and Jane Lenoir at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Albany, CA

August 19th
Berkeley Choro Ensemble with Amilton Godoy/Lea Freire Duo
The Palms Playhouse, Winters, CA

June 8th
Wake the Dead
Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland, OR

June 9th
Wake the Dead
Arcata Playhouse, Arcata, CA

June 22nd
Speacial guest with Almir Cortes ensemble
UNIRIO, Rio De Janeiro

July 15-20
Teaching at California Coast Music Camp

August 5-12
Teaching at Cazadero Family Camp

May 19th


The Sound Room, Oakland

May 4th

Dann Zinn Band

Cafe Pink House, Saratoga

May 3rd

Lecture with Kevin Carr: Lesser Known Bagpipe Traditions of the World

Stanford University

March 18th

Wake the Dead

Club Fox, Redwood City

March 17th

Wake the Dead 

Miner's Foundry, Auburn

March 11th

Wake the Dead

Sweetwater, Mill Valley

February 24th

Wake the Dead

Castro Valley Theater

​January 10

Berkeley Choro Ensemble

​Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

January 18

​Almir Cortes, Harvey Wainapel Quartet

Kuumbwa, Santa Cruz

January 19

​Almir Cortes, Harvey Wainapel Quartet

​California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley

​January 20

Almir Cortes, Harvey Wainapel Quartet

​Café Healdsburg, Healdsburg

​January 28, 3:00

Almir Cortes, Harvey Wainapel Quartet

​The Palms Playhouse, Winters, CA

​February 1, 4:30-6:30

Almir Cortes workshop with Nando Duarte and

Brian Rice

​UC Davis

​February 2

​Choro Trio featuring Almir Cortes, Nando Duarte

and Brian Rice

​The Soundroom, Oakland

​February 10

​Berkeley Choro Ensemble CD release concert

​St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Albany

November 17th, 7:00pm
Berkeley Choro Ensemble
​Presidio Sessions Concert Series
Officers Club (in the Presidio)

​November 15th, 12:00 noon
Berkeley Choro Ensemble
Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

November 4th, 8:00pm
Wake the Dead
Flynn's Cabaret (formerly Don Quixote's)

November 3rd, 8:00pm
Wake the Dead
Point Reyes Dance Palace, Point Reyes

October 28th, 8:00pm
Wake the Dead annual Day of the Dead show
Freight and Salvage Coffee House

October 25th, 8:00pm
The fourth edition of the Berkeley Festival
of Choro featuring Choro Das Tres, Amilton Godoy, Leia Freire Duo, and the Berkeley Choro Ensemble
Freight and Salvage Coffee House

October 1st, 4:30pm
Claudia Villela Group
Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

September 15th, 8:00pm
Rebecca Kleinmann, Nando Duarte
Jessie Appelman, Brian Rice quartet
at the Sound Room in Oakland

September 8th, 8:00pm

Berkeley Choro Ensemble

with guests Rogerio Souza and

Edinho Gerber from Brazil

at the Hillside Club in Berkeley

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