Stephen Guerra

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Stephen Guerra

Stephen Guerra

Assistant Teaching Professor (Music Theory, Guitar, Brazilian choro)

About

Specializing in Brazilian choro, guitarist-composer Stephen Guerra performs at music clubs and concert halls, cultural centers, universities, and guitar societies around the United States and Brazil, sharing the stage with Rogério Souza, Duo Violão, Ami Molinelli, and Tiago do Bandolim among others. He has spent years studying in Rio de Janeiro with legendary brothers Rogério Souza and Ronaldo do Bandolim (of Trio Madeira and Época de Ouro) and continues to visit regularly. Some of his published work includes: the album Choro in the Time of Bossa Nova with Duo Guerra/Morrow, Suíte Rio de Janeiro with Guitar Chamber Music Press, 10 Brazilian Choros Arranged for Classical Guitar Solo with Mel Bay, and a popular YouTube channel. Stephen has a PhD in music theory from Yale University. He has published various research articles about rhythm and meter in Latin-American African-diasporic music and teaches music at the University at Buffalo.

Stephen's latest album, No Balanço do Choro-Samba, was released in November 2023 and can be found on BandcampSpotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

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