Ricardo Grilli, Guitar
Described by The New York Times as “a post-bop guitarist with a sideline interest in the cosmos and a taste for the ultramodern” and “… one of the best original talents I have come across” by the critic Brent Black, Brazilian-born Ricardo Grilli is one of the most prominent voices of modern guitar, having received critical acclaim from renowned vehicles such as The New York Times, Jazz Times, Downbeat, All About Jazz, Jazz Podium (Germany), Jazz Life (Japan) and many others. He has performed with world-class international musicians including Chris Potter, Chris Cheek, Eric Harland, Will Vinson, John Escreet, EJ Strickland, Aaron Parks and Joe Martin among others. His most recent release "1954" features Aaron Parks, Joe Martin and Eric Harland.
Ricardo headlined at some of the most renowned clubs in the world including The Blue Note, Iridium, Smalls, Scullers (Boston), Sidedoor (Connecticut), The Rex (Toronto), The A-Trane (Berlin), JazzB (Sao Paulo) among others. In 2013, he released his first CD, If On A Winter's Night. A Traveler edited by Steve Greenlee of the Jazz Times named it the best record debut of 2013. The album was also featured in the NPR’S Jazz Critics Poll as one of the best debut albums of the year. Ricardo holds a bachelor's degree in guitar and guitar with honors from Berklee College Of Music and a master's degree in Jazz Studies from New York University. Ricardo often tours in his native Brazil and frequently collaborates with a variety of Latin artists from around the globe.
See Ricardo perform at The Blue Note.