Ricardo Peixoto, Cliff Hugo and Kendrick Freeman

Brazilian Jazz at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Ave.

Monday, June 5, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sensual and soothing, yet rhythmically vibrant and stimulating, Brazilian music can often produce the perfect evening vibe. The Rio de Janeiro-raised, and now Bay area-based, guitarist Ricardo Peixoto has the classic sounds of Brazil under his fingers. Supported by the drummer Kendrick Freeman and the bassist Cliff Hugo, Peixoto will employ his richly melodic approach to a satisfying blend Brazilian standards and animated originals.

Peixoto’s impressive credits in both the jazz and Brazilian music orbits include work with Flora Purim and Airto, Bud Shank, Dom Um Romão, Toots Thielemans, Sivuca, Claudio Roditi, Dori Caymmi, Raul de Souza, Jovino Santos Neto and Marcos Silva. Combining the best from his homeland and his new home, this lively and accomplished player is very tasty, the perfect group to accompany a fine dining experience during this evening.

To make dinner reservations in advance, phone (707) 431-0330 or visit on the web.