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Trio Ginga: Bio

Bom dia! Welcome! And thanks for visiting. Whether you are a Brazilian music fanatic or just curious, you came to the right place because we are crazy in love with Brazilian music and are on a mission bring this wonderful music to audiences all across this great land....and do it with authenticity and superb musicianship!

Trio Ginga is my brainchild. My name is Dann Sherrill, a drummer and percussionist known for following my interests in the music of the African Diaspora; beginning with American R&B and Jazz to the music of Brazil and Cuba, all this in a town known for Country Music... Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hey, it's all country music!

Now don't get me wrong. We love country music and continue to play and record it with different bands. But we also deeply love the rhythms and music of Brazil and Trio Ginga provides my bandmates and I an outlet to play some of the most amazing, challenging and well crafted songs ever written in any genre. You'll see what I mean when you get to our music page.

Trio Ginga is on an ongoing quest for authenticity and excellence in performing and recording Brazilian music. In our seven years of existence we have evolved both musically and with personnel. Right now the trio includes the fantastic David "Martinho" Martin on nylon string guitar, the inimitable Tony "Nago" Nagy on electric bass and myself on all types of whacked out Brazilian percussion. I also play a lot of pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). As of October 2011 we are pleased to announce the return of Kenya (Trio Ginga's original featured vocalist) to our lineup. Kenya is from Rio de Janeiro and is a unique voice in Brazilian music. She brings her amazing spirit and a ton of Carioca soul to the group's performances.

The band"s evolution began with Samba & Bossa Nova but has grown to include Samba Reggae, Forro, Baiao, Samba Choro, Afro-Brazilian, some Axe and lots of Braziian Popular Music (MPB).

Thank you! Muito Obrigado, for visiting our site. We look forward to meeting you on one of our upcoming gigs. Please come up and introduce yourself. Check back often for updates on where we are playing.

Keep the Ginga!