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“A unique blend of Northeastern Brazilian swing, classical and jazz” 

About Us

Choro de Lá pra Cá is comprised of U.S. flutist, Julie Koidin and Brazilian musicians, Diogo Guanabara (mandolin, cavaquinho and guitar), and Caio Padilha (guitar, rabeca, and vocals). The trio started when flutist Julie Koidin visited Natal, Brazil in 2014 in order to research contemporary choro. The musical chemistry was immediate!


Each musician comes from a completely different musical background – Julie with her classical training, Diogo growing up with choro and having a strong interest in jazz, and Caio who has an affinity for folkloric music and a background in theater. What the musicians truly enjoy is adding their own unique perspective to their arrangements and their own compositions. 

The group has toured the US in three times: 2015, 2016 - with singer Camila Masiso, and 2017 - with singer, Dil Costa. 



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Sep 24, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm

St. Charles Library

St. Charles, IL

Sep 23, 2017

7:30-8:30 pm

University of St. Francis with Special Guest, Dill Costa, Singer

Joliet, IL

Sep 22, 2017

9:00-11:30 pm

Sabor o Cafe with Special Guest, Dill Costa, singer

Chicago, IL

Sep 20, 2017

12:00-1:00 pm

Triton College

River Grove, IL

Sep 18, 2017

7:30-8:30 pm

Private Concert - Cambridge on the Lake

Buffalo Grove, IL

Sep 17, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm

Wilmette Public Library with Special Guest, Dill Costa (singer)

Wilmette, IL

Sep 17, 2017

10:30-11:30 am

Chicago Choro Club Workshop

Evanston, IL 

Sep 15, 2017

8:00-10:00 pm

Bop Stop

Cleveland, OH

Sep 14, 2017

7:00-8:00 pm

Kent State University

Trumbull, OH

Sep 11, 2017

10:30-11:30 am

Private Concert - Belmont Village

Glenview, IL

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Booking (USA)

Julie Koidin 




Booking (Brazil)

Caio Padilha




Booking (Portugal)

Diogo Guanabara 




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