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2012 Performances:

February 2-10: Florida - arranging and recording
March 10: San Francisco Jazz-Herbst Theatre – w/Toots
  Thielemans
March 15 to 18 – Jazz Alley – Seattle – w/Toots Thielemans
April 8-13 – Boulder – Conference on World Affairs
April 14-15 – Pittsburgh, Manchester Guild - duo with Paul
  Winter
April 29-May 1st – w/Toots Thielemans – Belgium
May 17-19 – w/Toots Thielemans - Belgium
May 28-29 – Scullers – Boston
June 1st – Washington DC – Howard Theater - w/Toots
  Thielemans
July 6-12 – Europe w/Toots Thielemans
July 24-August 2 – Alaska
Aug 9-15 – Europe w/Toots Thielemans
Sept. 28-29 – New York –Rose Theatre (Jazz at the Lincoln
  Center)

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-2011-

April 5-10 - Blue Note New York with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 16 - Richvale, CA - concert with Paul Winter
June 13 - Wadsworh Theater, Los Angeles - w/Charlie Fox, Norman Gimbel, Diane Reeves and Tony Danza
July 3-10 - Billboard Live Osaka and Tokyo - with Lisa Ono - 8 Performamces
Augut 12 - Middleheim Jazz Festival, Belgium - w/Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
June 26 - Stanford Jazz Festival - Oscar Castro-Neves Duo featuring Gary Meek
October 27-Movember 1 - Europalia Festival, Belgium – directing and performing 3 concerts with Toots Thielemans, Ivan Lins, Eliane Elias, Airto Moreira and Marc Johnson
March 4, 5, 6 & 7: The Blue Note, New York City with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
March 12 & 13: Sculler's, Boston, with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 4-10: Conference on World Affairs - Boulder, CO
April 16: New Orleans - private concert w/Don Grusin

-2010-

Oscar and Friends in Marina del Rey, California, outdoor summer concert 2010

March 4, 5, 6 & 7: The Blue Note, New York City with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
March 12 & 13: Sculler's, Boston, with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 4-10: Conference on World Affairs - Boulder, CO
April 16: New Orleans - private concert w/Don Grusin

June 6: Healdsburg Jazz Festival - with my quartet: Gary Meek, Hussain Jiffry and Walter Rodriguez
July 10: Ghent Jazz Festival-Belgium (Toots, Kenny)
July 21: Turin, Italy (Toots, Kenny)
August 14: Burton Chase Park, Marina del Rey - the band
November 5-7: Nashville - concert & Master Class

-2009-

March 27-28 - recording the new album by Amanda Brecker, daughter of Eliane Elias and Randy Brecker
April 23-May 1st - Tokyo Blue Note performances + recording new live album
May 2nd - May 7 -Paris, France - promotional tour
May 8 - May 17 - Egypt - promotional tour
May 22 - May 28 - Los Angeles, California - mixing and mastering new live album
May 30th - San Juan - Puerto Rico - Heineken Jazz Festival - concert with my band - Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Alex Acuña, Gary Meek, Abe Laboriel and Katia Moraes
June 24 - 28 - Los Angeles, California - recording with Jimmy Scott
August - Los Angeles, California - recording new Chico Pinheiro album, with guests Diane Reeves, Randy Brecker and Bob Minzer
September - Tokyo, Japan - concerts - release of “Oscar Castro-Neves -Live at the Blue Note Tokyo” album
October 24 - Los Angeles, California - duo concert w/Gal Costa
October 25 - San Francisco, California - duo concert w/Gal Costa
November 10 - Dallas, Texas - concert with my band - Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Alex Acuña, Gary Meek, Abe Laboriel and Katia Moraes
December 27, 2009 - Jan 2nd, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan - concerts, release of Chico Pinheiro new album


Sydney, Australia-January 13 - Live concert draws 100,000 +
"This was easily the best ever 'Jazz in the Domain' " - The Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Concert




2008

March 1, 2008 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -
appearing and co-directing a concert staged at the famous Ipanema Beach celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Boss Nova recording. Among the participants will be Roberto Menescal, Carlos Lyra, Leila Pinheiro, Joao Donato, Marcos Valle, Maria Rita, Wanda Sa, Emilio Santiago, Bossa Cuca Nova, and Fernanda Takai.
June 4, 2008 - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California - guest of Ivan Lins at the Playboy Jazz Festival.
June 15 – Hollywood Bowl, Playboy Jazz festival with Ivan Lins
July - December 2008 - A tour is being planned celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Bossa Nova.
August 2 – private show in Pacific Palisades, California
September 3, 2008 - Hollywood Bowl - Musical director, performer and arranger for a night celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Bossa Nova, featuring Oscar's band, special guests to be announced and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra.
October 21 – Boston - Concert with the School Orchestra and master classes at Berklee School of Music
November 1 - Houston, TX - Bossa Nova: Celebrating the First 50 Years
Featuring Oscar Castro-Neves and Friends - Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Gary M eek, Alex Acuña and Brian Bromberg 8 pm, Saturday, November 1, 2008 Wortham Center's Cullen Theater International Series, December 12 – Miami, FL - again with my band at Adrienne Arsht Center

2007

January 13-14, 2007 - Sydney, Australia - performing with my band (Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel and Gary Meek) at the Sydney Jazz Festival with guests Airto Moreira and Katia Moraes
January 27, 2007 - Detroit - concert at the Music Hall with the band
April 9 to 13, 2007 - participant on the "Conference on the World Affairs"-Boulder Colorado
April 24-28 - Bern Jazz festival - Switzerland
June 30th - Syracuse, New York - with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
August 18 - Marina del Rey, California - Burton Chase Park (a free concert) with my band- Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Gary Meek, Alex Acuna and Brian Bromberg
September 15-21 - Brazil tour with my band-Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Gary Meek, Alex Acuna and Brian Bromberg
October 2nd - Mexico City - w/Toots and Kenny
October 18 - San Francisco - w/Toots and Kenny

2006

January 12, 2006 - New York - Concert at the IAJE
    convention with my group: Don Grusin, Alex Acunha,
    Brian Bromberg, Charlie Bisharat and Gary Meek
March 14 - release of my new album, "All One" on
    MackAvenue Records
March 16 - New York Carnegie Hall - Tribute Concert to
    Toots Thielemans with Kenny werner, Herbie Hancock,
    Ivan Lins, Eliane Elias, Joe Lovano
March 18 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee - concert with
   Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 6 - 8 - Boston - Scullers - with Toots Thielemans
   and Kenny Werner
April 10-14 - Boulder, Colorado - Conference on the World
   Affairs September 21, 2006 - Warsaw, Poland - guest soloist with Anna Maria Jopek, Poland's premier jazz singer
October 21 - Detroit Jazz Festival with my band (Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel and Gary Meek)
November 17 - Philadelphia - Kimmel Center - with Toots, etc
December 19-27, 2006 - Tokyo - Blue Note - performing and directing the release party shows of Sonia Rosa's new CD

2005

January 5, 2005 - directing and performing a Jobim tribute at
   the IAJE - International Association for Jazz Education -   Long Beach , California
March 17 to 18-05 Worcester, Massachussets
    - with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
March 19, Portsmouth Opera House, New Hampshire
    - with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 15&16-05 Orange County Center
    - with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 18, The Athenaeum, San Diego, California
    with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner
April 20 to 24-05 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
    - with Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, and Airto Moreira
August 17, 2005 - Directing and performing a night of
    Jobim Music at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California
September 24, 2005 - performing with Lisa Ono - Tokyo,   Japan
November 6 San Francisco Jazz Festival
    - with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner and Airto Moreira
November 14-20 Blue Note, New York
   - with Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner