”Sanfona” being a word in Brazil for accordion, and NYC being the home of these three Brazilian
musicians, who as a trio create a collective symphony.
Branching out and beyond the accordion traditions of Brazil- choro, forró and frevo– this trio combines their passions of Brazilian and American jazz, improvisation and arranging, while featuring original compositions of each member.
An unusual musical combination and unexpected friendship such as this is the kind of thing that only happens in New York, where each person comes far from their home to contribute to the melting pot- and sometimes finds themselves sending something new to taste back home.
In 2018 Sanfonya (pronounced sunfoneea) released its first record, featuring the jazz legend Steve Wilson is saxophones.
Vitor Gonçalves- accordion
Eduardo Belo- upright bass
Vanderlei Pereira- drums