Brazilian and Brazilian-Flavored Music

Performed in Traditional, Pop, Jazz or Classical Styles

Brazil and Beyond Band

Guitar: KEN BRAUN

Percussion/drums: DENNIS SHERIDAN

Keyboards: KURT SCHREITMUELLER

Basses/cavaquinho: RICH K


Also available as a trio or duo

Brazil and Beyond trio configuration

Brazilian Music to be featured monthly at The Blue Pointe

Brazil and Beyond will appear on the third Saturday of every month at this east-side eatery specializing in Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. Please see the event calendar for more information.

An Award-Winning Band

Brazil and Beyond’s CD Amanhã received the WEMU-FM award for “Best Sound Recording” in 2001.

The band was also the recipient of the 2006 Detroit Music Award in the World Music category for its Sounds of the Holidays CD. In 2004, the band was given this prestigious honor for its Beatles CD release.

Attention: School Band
and Orchestra Directors

Brazil and Beyond is a great recruiting tool. Appearing frequently in educational settings, the band never fails to get students interested in studying music; for those already in the music program, Brazil and Beyond has a way of stimulating motivation. It̵s happened with the Malow Jr. High Jazz Band, the Macomb County Community College Jazz Band and Concert Band as well as the Clawson High School Classical String Ensemble. To learn more, contact Rich K.

Band’s New Electronic Press Kit

Brazil and Beyond press info is now available at ReverbNation.

Donations for Ken Braun

Please keep our friend and fellow musician Ken Braun in your prayers, as he has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Donations can be made by check to Ken Braun Care Fund EIN# 45-2754128, Ardis Music, 49 North Walnut Street, Mount Clemens, MI 48043

With the Warren Concert Band

Warren Concert Band performance

Hear clips from the performance:

“Tico-Tico”

“Brasil”

Warren Concert Band performance

Brazil and Beyond at Genesee Valley Center Library

Brazil and Beyond will be playing at Genesee Valley Center Library in Flint, MI. Sunday, October 9, 3:00 - 4:00PM. Please see the event calendar for more information.

Notable Quotes

“Congratulations and thanks. You are a symbol of Brazilian music in Detroit and in the U.S.”
—Antonio Adolfo, award-winning Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and author. Check him out on the web: AntonioAdolfo.com.


“This album (Beatles) shows how cleverly the Beatles tunes have been adapted and also proves the band’s mastery of Brazilian styles.”
—Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press


For more, go to the Quotes page.

With the Redford Symphony

Redford Symphony Orchestra performance