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Barioca 4et - Latin Jazz

A musical project in which the warmth and the rhythm of Southern Italy blend with the music and atmosphere of Brazil.

The quartet proposes an original and intense sound that mixes contemporary music  and traditional Brazilian tunes in a repertoire that includes music from Jobim, Baden Powell, V.De Morales and original “Bossa nova and Samba style arrangements” of Italian songs.

Four musicians coming from different cultures and musical backgrounds meet in afro-Latin musical style ,successfully bringing together the tradition of the Bossa Nova with modern sounds and carefully studied arrangements.

The feminine elegance of Chica Piazzolla’s voice mixed  with the sax player Luca Quadrelli’s “ Bopper “ phrasing  creating  a rainbow of warm, bright, musical colours.

Chica Piazzolla      


The quartet’s rhythm section is  entrusted to the capable  hands of percussionist Flavio Piscopo and the Latin harmonies to Luca di Luzio’s guitar.

Flavio Piscopo Luca di Luzio
















Apart from its Brazilian repertory the quartet proposes some new tunes creatively composed by Luca di Luzio and Flavio Piscopo.  Since its creation in 2009 Barioca has played in numerous concerts and music festivals all over Italy.

Since Spring-Summer 2009 The Barioca Quartet has played more than 50 concerts as part of music festivals and jazz evenings and is immensely popular thanks to the band’s  captivating rhythms.

Barioca took part in the Notte Bianca della Cultura Festival in Sabbioneta in 2009 and at the Monnalisa Jazz Club jazz Evenings at the Monnalisa Bar and restaurant at Lido degli Scacchi. More concerts include the Jazz and Wine evenings organized by the Jazzlife Association at restaurants throughout Emilia Romagna and the Otranto Jazz Festival  in 2010.

In December  2010 it took part in a series of jazz concerts held at the Cantinon restaurant  in Comacchio and during the Teo Ciavarella & Friends Jazz evenings at the Bar Wolf in Bologna.

In February 2010 the band performed as part of the “Quelli del Ponte” jazz and entertainment evenings at the Ponte Tiberio Restaurant in Rimini.

In Summer 2011 it took part in the Jazz & Wine Festival in Verona  and at numerous private events  including venues such as the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Villa Cattani Stuart in Pesaro, Villa Ca’ Zen in Porto Tolle.

The Barioca quartet was a guest at the summer festival at the Chez Peppotto Jazz Club in Padova, organised in collaboration with the Padova Jazz Club and took part of the “Incontri di Mare” series of events organised by the Remo Brindisi museum in Lido di Spina – FE. The band also performed as part of the Night & Blues festival in Ferrara and in the programme of shows and concerts organised by the Province of Ferrara entitles “ Delizie D’ Estate".

During winter 2011-2012 the quartet played at the Giardini Sonori in Pontelagoscuro and at the Giostrà in Bologna. It also took part in the series of Jazz evenings entitled “ People in Jazz” organised by the People Restaurant in Ferrara and  performed at the Cantina Bentivoglio in Bologna for the “ Latin Groove” evening with Bob Stoloff.


Booking and Management Barioca 4et:


Associazione Culturale Jazzlife

Via dei Trasvolatori Atlantici 30/F - 44124 Ferrara - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - tel 3351340537

Viale Carducci, 23 - 47521 Cesena (FC)

Luca di Luzio – Guitar player – contact:
Booking and  Management: Associazione Culturale Jazzlife – – tel +393351340537