Our name: "Choro meu" was inspired in part by the song "Soño meu".

We interpret in a personal, multi-cultural, "world music" style a repertoire of Brazilian composers including Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Sivuca, Baden Powell, Altamiro Carrilho, Ernesto Nazareth, Paulinho da Viola, Garoto, Abel Ferreira, K-Ximbinho, Luis Americano, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Ben, Zequinha Abreu, Dilermando Reis, João Pernambuco, and many more...

John performs with several bands, leads the Latin Jazz Collective in Monterey, and teaches clinics and master classes.


Kathleen brings to Choro Meu a rich, warm sound, flawless technique and a lifetime of professional performance. Her interpretations sparkle with brilliance and passion. Kathleen operates a busy flute studio in Santa Cruz and is a deeply respected teacher. Purcell Flute Studios.

A few strings on a wooden box. Brazilian music has always been deeply evocative for me. The melodies are as rich and complex as works by Bach or Chopin, yet seem to be inspired by the drums. The rhythmic structures provide a host of opportunities for fascinating interactions. The colorful harmonies of Brazilian music brighten my life. This soulfulness keeps me out of trouble.

Check my  solo guitarist work here,

And my professional background here.