About Stephen

Specializing in Brazilian guitar (violão brasileiro), Stephen Paul Guerra performs at music clubs, cultural centers, and universities around the U.S. as a soloist and accompanist and has shared the stage with Rogério Souza, Duo Violão, Ami Molinelli, Tiago do Bandolim, Regional de NY, and Catherine Bent among others. In March 2020, his classical guitar duo project Duo Guerra/Morrow released its debut album Choro in the Time of Bossa Nova supported by a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Stephen is a published author writing about questions of rhythm and meter in African-diasporic music of the Americas and has a Ph.D. in music from Yale University. His latest work 10 Choros Arranged for Solo Classical Guitar will be available from publisher Mel Bay in Fall/Winter 2020.