From their press kit: Led by prominent Detroit-area bassist and educator Rich K, Brazil and Beyond plays traditional Brazilian and Latin American favorites, such as "Girl from Ipanema," world beat-flavored pop classics, such as The Beatles' "Blackbird," and European classical pieces from composers such as Bach and Chopin.
Brazil and Beyond has appeared at the Detroit International JazzFest, Festival of the Arts, Comerica TasteFest, Michigan Jazz Festival, Marshall Field’s Day at the Max and Macomb Performing Arts center. The group received Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding World Recording for "Sounds of the Holidays" (2006) and "Beatles" (2004) as well as the WEMU-FM award for Best Sound Recording for "Amanhã" (2001).
The group features Detroit veterans Hans Muer (percussion and drums), Kurt Schreitmueller (keyboards), Garry Weinberg (guitar) and Rob Emanuel (Drums). Brazil and Beyond is available for clubs, concerts and festivals as well as world beat workshops in educational settings from kindergarten through college.