Caros Amigos

Based in Austin TX

Caros Amigos is an Austin-based Choro band that specializes in the colorful and fun traditional music of Brazilian Choro. With upbeat rhythms, lilting melodies, and excellent musicianship, this unique group spotlights flute (Julie Koidin), saxophone (Scotty McIntosh), 7-string guitar (Adam Carney) and percussion (Sergio Santos). 

Caros Amigos (“Dear Friends”) started in 2021. The group specializes in performances of Brazilian music – namely “choro” (a cousin of “samba”) – standards by Brazilian mainstays as well as originals by the group and their “caros amigos.”

Each member of this awesome and unique band brings a unique approach to music making which when put together is a brilliant whirlwind of color and technical skill.   Flutist Julie Koidin is one of the few U.S. specialists in Brazilian choro – a musical cousin of samba, and in 2016 hosted the nationally broadcast radio show, “A Joyful Cry: Brazil’s Choro Music” on the WFMT Radio Network for the Summer Olympics.  Multi-instrumentalist/Saxophonist, Scotty McIntosh, originally from Montreal, Canada, is one of the most active musicians in Austin, performing with a wide breadth of musical groups in various styles ranging from jazz to salsa.  Guitarist Adam Carney performs on two rare instruments in the U.S. – the 7-string guitar and the beautiful “harp-guitar.”  Percussionist Sergio Santos is originally from Santos, Brazil and like Scotty and Adam, has been a long-time fixture in Austin’s famous music scene. 

The group is available in various formations - from the full quartet (flute, sax, guitar & percussion) to a duo of flute and guitar, or a trio of flute, guitar and percussion.



Receita de Samba video final
Tico Tico duo video final
Boneca duo video final