A fun and upbeat gypsy adventure from Brazil that will make you dance and move with a compilation of songs from Ted Falcon as well as traditional-folk music from various origins including Russia, Israel, Germany, England and Italy.
Get ready West Coast, I'm getting ready to perform in a town near you with the Brazilian Violin Trio!!
The group features Andrew Finn Magill, violin, Nando Duarte, 7-string guitar, and myself on violin and mandolin.
I'll be performing with the legendary Brazilian pianist, Laércio de Freitas and his daughter, vocalist Thalma de Freitas in San Diego and Los Angeles.
February 24th - San Diego
March 1st - Los Angeles
more details available in SHOWS
After 8 years living in Brazil, I moved back to Los Angeles in August.
I am sad to leave so many good friends. Brazil is an incredibly musical place. I have great memories of working with some amazing people and bands. I am happy to be back with my family...
Shows and Workshops with my friend, guitarist Eduardo Souza in Washington, Oregon and California this April!
more info soon!
2 shows in November with the great bassist, Thiago Espirito Santo
Semana que vem vou tocar com o grande baixista Thiago Espirito Santo em São Paulo! Duo violino e baixo! Jazz e Brasil!
Next week I'm playing 2 shows with the great bassist Thiago Espirito Santo in São Paulo! Violin...
I have two on-going weekly lunch time gigs in Brasília with my trio with Felix Junior and Luiz Ungarelli/Valerio Xavier. Playing that Brazilian music that I love! Choro, frevo, forró, samba and jazz. It's free too. Come say hi and have lunch with us! Big hugs!
Fridays - Casarão -...
3 tocadas esse fim da semana e tudo com parceiros músicais incríveis! Brasilia tem música sim…
Amanhã, 04/09, no Casarão (Vila Planalto) com Felix Junior e Valerinho Xavier 12h-15h choro and gypsy jazz
Sábado, 05/09, no Bar Santa Fé com Luiz Ungarelli e Henrique Lima Santos Neto. 13h-15h choro e...
For the past year, Sarah and I have been opening our home to many musicians to perform in our House Concert series. It's been a great success, with more and more people coming to enjoy music in a comfy atmosphere with wine and friends. Read more about the project at...
On April 23rd and 24th of this year, I recorded 11 tracks of music with guitarist, Felix Jr. to make a new CD. We recorded at Dudu Maia's home studio, Casa do Som.
The CD is called Retratos Abstratos, (Abstract Portraits) and features some of my original paintings....
Upcoming dates in the US!
August 7 - Port Townsend -Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Trio with Alessandro Penezzi and Alexandre Ribeiro
August 8 - Seattle - The Triple Door -Trio
August 9 - Portland - The Historic Old Church - Trio
August 10 - San Diego - Point Loma Assembly...
I'm back at the incredible California Brazil Camp in Northern California teaching choro and mandolin this year! Check out their site for more info!
Dates are August 24 - 30,...
Come take a look at my new page.
Here I'll share new music as well as my paintings, drawings and photographs.
Like to stay...
The song Super Wonder is a tribute to Stevie Wonder and...
I'll be performing at Santo Scenarium in Rio de Janeiro on May 3rd and 4th with Rafael Vernet, piano and Scott Feiner,...
Live from the Clube do Choro, Forró do Dois Amigos!
click to see...
Getting ready for several shows in California!
take a look at the video and at the shows section of the website for all the dates!
I'll be selling the Retratos Book for $25 here as a virtual book with pdfs and mp3's.
Just fill out the contact form with your email.
I've been playing tangos in Brazil with a new group called Trio Oblivion.
Ted Falcon --violin
Juninho Ferreira -- accordion
Eduardo Belo --bass
The reaction has been very positive!
check out our new page on Facebook
A short video clip about my life in Brazil...sitting in front of the new Clube do Choro in Brasilia, where I teach violin.
Um pequeno clipe sobre minha vida no Brasil.. sentado em frente ao novo Clube do Choro de Brasília, onde eu dou aula de violino....
O CD Jambrosia já está disponível na Tratore!!
After a much needed 3 week break, Senhorita's Café in Brasilia will resume its musical schedule starting January 21st.
Every Tuesday, Terça Beatles
An instrumental tribute to the music of the beatles with Ted Falcon, violin and piano, Pedro Martins, guitar and piano, Eduardo Belo, bass, and Célio Maciel, drums...
Tô Chegando was chosen as the winner of Radio Nacional FM's composers competition!!
It was an exciting show! Now off to the National final stage!
here is the link to the site to vote for Tô Chegando
I entered my choro song into the Radio Nacional competition in Brazil, and it's in the finals at the regional stage!
go to the link to hear and vote for Tô Chegando!...
New CD to be released at the Clube do Choro in Brasilia!
October 2nd, 2010 9:00pm
with: Marcus Moraes, Rafael dos Anjos, Rafael dos Santos, Eduardo Belo, Serge Frasunkiewicz and Ted Falcon
Getting ready to go to Californina Brazil Camp!
After I have 2 house concerts..
the first in Oakland on September 4th with Grupo Falso Baiano.. Ami, Zack and Brian..
and special guest, Alessandro Penezzi on guitar.
see the link:
the second show is in Mountainville at Instant Harmony on September...
Our new CD is mixed, being mastered, and should be here by the end of September if all goes well. The CD Release Party will be at the Clube do Choro in Brasilia on October 2nd, 2010.
Check out the link to hear some music, and see videos!
Coming to California in May for a few concerts in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.
Playing with old friends, going to be a good time!
See shows for more details
Playing every Thursday at the Balaio Café and now Friday nights at Senhorita's Café.
Jazz is happening in Brasilia!
Ted Falcon -- violin and mandolin
Marcus Moraes/Raphael dos Anjos-- guitars
Eduardo Belo -- acoustic bass
Rafael Black --...
Just announced that I will be teaching at the Ubatuba Brazil Camp, February 22-28, 2010. Music master classes with Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino Santos Neto, Alessandro Penezzi and many more master musicians. I am honored to be a part of this event teaching choro! See the link for more details!
Starting October 5th, I'll be performing weekly at the Balaio Café in Brasilia.
In between sets there will be a DJ playing lounge/electronica jazz music.
The band will feature Marcus Moraes, guitar, Dudu Belo, bass and Rafael dos Santos, drums, and me on violin, electric piano and...
I've just started rehearsals with a percussion group of kids(7-20 yrs) called Sons de Cidadania. It's a new satellite project of Olodum (the famous percussion ensemble). I went to the rehearsal and was really moved by the music and the enthusiam of the kids. We've put together some music, including...
2 shows coming up opening for renown classical pianist, Arthur Moreira Lima.
He travels the country in a huge truck with a Steinway piano. The truck has stage lights, a stage and sound equipment ready. This is a clever cat!!
Take a look at his website
The first month of jazz at Senhorita's Café was a big success!!
Here's the schedule for July
July 7 -- Hamilton Pinheiro, bass and Raphael dos Anjos, guitar
July 14 -- Raphael dos Anjos, guitar and Dudu Belo, acoustic bass
July 21 -- Pablo Fagundes, harmonica and Dudu Belo, acoustic...
Just arrived in Brasilia, and have some good news!
I will start teaching violin in August at the famous Clube do Choro.
I made a proposal to have strings, and Reco do Bandolim and Fernando César approved it!
Also, I'm starting a weekly jazz jam session at Senhorita's Cafe featuring...
Continuing this journey of life to Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil.
In a few months, I will be starting work at the Escola Nacional do Choro Raphael Rabello --- Clube do Choro, teaching violin and strings in choro music. This is a great honor for me as an American, to...
Some great new videos on Youtube just available from TV Câmara, SESC TV and TV Senado. Featuring Alessandro Penezzi, Pablo Fagundes, Thiago Espirito Santo, Katia Moraes, Marvin Falcon, the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble and more.
Check out our Show from TV Câmara--Talentos!!
Click on Talentos---
Also SESC Instrumental show:
This is a national TV program that we just recorded!
Ted and Pablo with special performance by Alessandro Penezzi, guitar.
Accompanied by Roberta Valente--pandeiro and Paulo Ramos, guitar
Getting ready for several shows with my friend, Pablo Fagundes here in California.
We're playing June 21st at LACMA, July 12th at Skirball, and have a mini-tour that includes San Jose, Reno, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
I'm in São Paulo getting ready for some great presentations here.
This Wednesday, April 23rd, I'll be playing a jazz show at Ao Vivo in Moema.
Then on Friday, April 25th, I'll be with Pablo Fagundes at SESC Campinas. Finally on April 29th, Pablo and I will be showcasing at...
O VIOLINO NA MÚSICA POPULAR
Objetivo do curso:
Explorar estilos fora do repertório erudito reservado tradicionalmente ao violino. Sendo o músico e professor Ted Falcon de origem norte-americana (ver currículo a seguir), a história da música popular americana e suas vertentes será explorada. No caso do jazz, será trabalhada a...
Ted & Pablo, Transcontinental Music Express, is being considered in the first round of the Prêmio de Música competition, in Brazil. (Brazilian Grammy's)
Best Instrumental Music CD.
This is a big event here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
more news soon.
On March 3rd, Pablo Fagundes and I will be recording a one hour music program here in Brasillia called "Talentos".
It's a National TV program that is recorded in front of a live audience.
They've asked us to prepare 40 minutes of music.
We've been invited there to perform our...
Wishing you a great holiday! 2007 was an exciting year full of travel, adventure and surprises.
Let's make 2008 a year of peace and love with lots of great music, friends and family.
Happy Holidays to you.
We were nominated for BEST ALBUM in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards in the WORLD FUSION category....
Ted and Pablo CD Release show for Transcontinental Music Express!!
Saturday, November 24th, 2007
Check out one of the many videos up with Pablo Fagundes!
Check out Transcontinental Music express...
On August 10th, Pablo and I will be in Allentown, Pennsylvania to perform in the cities finest concert venue, Symphony Hall.
This is a special event!! Returning home to Allentown to play where I grew up.
We will feature my father, Marvin Falcon on guitar, Gary Rissmiller on drums and...
Our CD is now available from Elderly Instruments and CD Baby!
Click to listen/buy....
Pablo and I are scheduled for a televison performance on "Backstage Los Angeles", a regional television program that boasts 500,000 viewers.
This is on July 19th, 1:30pm in Los Angeles.
Also, we'll be the special guests on KPFK's Global Village program on Friday, July 27th at 11:00am with host Sergio...
We're booking shows for July and August throughout California.
Right now we're in Santa Barbara July 13-14th, the Coffee Gallery in Altadena on July 27th, looking at Victorville for the weekend of Aug. 17-19th, then LACMA on August 25th with the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble.
After an amazing 5 1/2 month long trip to Brazil, I'm finally back in Los Angeles.
So many stories and experiences to talk about.
I'm excited to give you this update about a new CD that I recorded in Brazil with the great harmonica player, Pablo Fagundes.
It's all done,...
A new article in português from Rio online magazine, Visto Livre.
Read here at this...
Rio de Janeiro
I had the opportunity to play at the Teatro Rival this week with the great samba group, Mulato Velho.
Teatro Rival is one of Rio´s historic theaters full of photos of the 20´s and 30´s. It was a real honor and pleasure to play at this classic...
Conversa de músico, a 1 hour program in Brasilia filmed next to the National Congress Building, at the Palacio do Itamaraty will air on March 24th and 25th on Brazilian National Public TV.
Trio with Ted Falcon, violin and mandolin, Pablo Fagundes, harmonica and Marco Vasconcellos, guitar
We played some...
Feb 17- 21 I've been invited to play with Armandinho in Salvador for Carnaval.
This is the biggest show of my life.. I'll be playing for millions of people on top of a truck in the parade with his Trio Eletrico.
I´m in São Paulo recording with Alessandro Penezzi, Roberta Valente and Pablo Fagundes this week. Alessandro and Roberta are members of the group, Choro Rasgado, one of the most exciting choro groups I´ve ever heard.
We´re recording two classic choro tracks, Odeon and Lingua de Preto.
Pablo and I will...
We're going to play a mixture of originals, choros and jazz.
I'm really excited to perform with these great musicians!
this Thursday, February 1st, 2007
Ted Falcon---violin and...
- dia 01/02 - Fnac Pinheiros (SP) trio with Alessandro Penezzi (guitar) and Pablo Fagundes (harmonica) 19:30
Entrada franca - informações - www.fnac.com.br
- dia 12/02 - Brasília Projeto C'est si bon Bem Brasil apresenta: TED FALCON TRIO 20h30 - Creperia C'est si bon, 408 sul. Informações...
A big show coming up in Sao Paulo on January 27th.
We're going to play a mixture of originals, choros and jazz.
I'm really excited to perform with these great musicians!
Ted Falcon---violin and...
I'm working on a new CD project right now in Brasil with the great harmonica player, Pablo Fagundes. We're playing several shows and working on the repertoire, which consists of our own originals and traditional choro pieces from Brazil.
I've been updating the site with new photos. Stop on by to see what I'm up to in Brazil.
I've been invited to perform at the 3rd Annual Festival Chorando Sem Parar in Sao Carlos, Brasil with guitarist, Marcos Cavalcante, Alessandro Penezzi and his quartet.
It's a great honor for me to participate in this festival with Paulo Moura, Armandinho, Yamandu Costa, Luizinho 7 Cordas, Miltinho do Bandolim, Roberta...
I've invited the great clarinetist, Harvey Wainapel, to play with us at the Vic along with Fabiano Nascimento and Ami Molinelli. This is a big show for the group, and the following day I'm off to Brasil for 3 months.
Please come out and here some modern Brazilian instrumental music,...
The 2nd edition of Retratos do Brasil will be available by Thanksgiving.
The 1st edition has been a big success in Japan, NYC and Los Angeles and has sold out.
This new version will have pdfs in Bb and C on the CD as well as recordings of the tracks...
I've uploaded some pictures from my recent trip to Japan.
2 collections of photos. One at this link by Swiss photographer, Peter Jakob, and the other is my personal collection in the gallery section.
CD Release Party for my new CD, Memorias do Brasil in Tokyo, October 25th.
Location: You-Q-An, by Toritsudaigaku station, 5 stops or so from Shibuya.
You-Q-An: Ted Falcon, Ohtamaru, Nagaoka, Capital!!
Ted Falcon (mandolin), Ohtamaru (7-string guitar), Keijiro Nagaoka (pandeiro), Capital (guitar)
open: 7pm, start: 8pm
Daikiku Bldg. B1,...
I've just finished a DVD of the May 31st CD Release party from The Vic.
The DVD features the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble, Katia Moraes, Rebecca Kleinmann, Fabiano Nascimento, Carlitos del Puerto, Ami Molinelli and my father, Marvin Falcon.
The DVD is for promotion only, and my hope is to...
All of my Cd's are now avalable for purchase at the Apple i-tunes store on line.
Here is the link for Memorias do...
listen in on an interview about choro and my upcoming concert at the Allentown Symphony Hall with Choro Ensemble.
National Public Radio
"All Things Considered"
WDIY 88.1 F.M in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
The segment will air at 4:48pm E.S.T.
A great new article from the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, PA
Express times interview and story about Memories of Brazil.
CD Release for Memories of Brazil in New York City and Allentown, PA.
Memórias do Brasil is violinist Ted Falcon’s first mandolin recording in a program of elegant Brazilian choro and jazz. The CD features some originals and music from Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth, Hermeto Pascoal, Pixinguinha...