Duo with Ian Faquini

Brasiliense Southern California Tour 2018!!

March 15th @ Brazil Arts Cafe in Santa Barbara, CA  6:30pm

March 16th @ Panama 66 in San Diego, CA  7- 8 pm

March 17th @ Dizzy’s in San Diego, CA  8pm

March 18th @ the Mint in Los Angeles, CA 9pm

Brasiliense Quintet:

May 19th @ The Sound Room in Oakland, CA


Brasiliense Southern California Tour 2017!!

Feb. 21st @ the 8th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa @ Dizzy’s San Diego, 7pm

Feb 22nd @ the Blue Whale, Los Angeles, 9pm with Fabiano Nascimento and Sam Gendel

Feb 23rd @ Brasil Arts Cafe, Santa Barbara, 8pm

rebeccaian revised copy 3           CD cover Brasiliense


Brasiliense: Music of Ian Faquini

Composer, guitarist and vocalist Ian Faquini and flutist/ vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann are long-time friends and have been working together since Rebecca moved to the Bay area in 2009. They released their first album together “Brasiliense” in 2014 featuring all original music by Faquini. Ian utilizes a wide range of Brazilian rhythms and grooves while grasping strong melodic and harmonic influences from composers such as Guinga, Gershwin, Bach, Ravel, Duke Ellington and Tom Jobim. Ian’s brilliant guitar playing is natural, rooted in Brazilian rhythms and Jazz, and genuine. Rebecca uses a lush tone palate to interpret Ian’s melodies in story telling fashion and improvises fluidly through the rich chord changes.


In the words of Great Jazz Pianist Benny Green:

” Ian is a remarkably gifted composer/guitarist and in Rebecca’s flute his conceptions have the ultimate empathetic blend. Rebecca is masterful and selfless in her ability and inclination of melding her sound with her environment. This grace, humility and focussed intention it is the perfect compliment to the rich quiet fire and deep soul of Ian’s music. The duo is a joy to hear at length, as the mutual respect evident in their artistic kinship and the balance of deep preparation with the unaffected abandon to go wherever the moment leads, to laugh and trust one another, is the very stuff which disarm and free a listener’s mind to be transported and healed.”   ~ Benny Green, Berkeley 2014

Enjoy the beautiful compositions of brilliant Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini in our new flute and guitar duo album!  It is such a joy to play this great music. I know this is just the beginning, too, as Ian is constantly writing new music.  Our official release party was September 13th at the Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, CA. Thank you Jeff Cressman for the wonderful sound recording and mixing! We recorded live in one room on three dates in April 2014 at Cressman Studios in San Francisco. The album art work includes photos by Ian’s grandfather Rui Faquini, and a painting (above) by Calvin Lai.  We’re looking forward to sharing this music with you and hope you enjoy the album! Check out a track here on Soundcloud.  (First just turn off sound on in the upper right corner of your screen.) Thanks for your enthusiasm and support! 

With love,