Welcome to the website of guitarist and composer Ricardo Grilli
Based in the U.S. for five years brazilian guitarist and composer Ricardo is quickly gaining space in New York City's exclusive Jazz scene. During this time he has played with Chris Potter, Jason Palmer, Mark Turner, Hector Martignon and Dave Liebman among others and venues such as The Blue Note, Scullers Jazz Club, The Side Door, The Bar Next Door and Rockwood Music Hall.
His sound can be described as a blend between Contemporary Jazz and Brazilian Music, featuring intricate rhythms, harmonies and high energy improvisation where each member of the group brings their own ideas to contribute to the sound. Hehas just released his debut album, "If On A Winter's Night a Traveler", inspired by the Italo Calvino book of the same name and other concepts.
-"... Ricardo Grilli may be one of the best original talents I have come across..." - Brent Black, Critical Jazz
-"Very thoughtful but visceral music." - George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly