A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza: Brazilian Duos featuring Romero Lubambo
plus Harvey Wainapel's Alegritude
First set: Harvey Wainapel, woodwinds; Jeff Buenz, guitar; Scott Thompson, bass; Celso Alberti, drums.
Second set: Luciana Souza, vocals; Romero Lubambo; guitar.
Friday, June 25 | 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $34 general | $20 students | TAKE 5!
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“A uniquely talented vocalist who organically crosses genre borders” (Billboard), Brazilian-born Luciana Souza is equally at home singing jazz, Brazilian music, contemporary art songs, or pop. She received a Grammy award for her performance on Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters, and her 2007 release, The New Bossa Nova, was named Billboard’s Latin Jazz Album of the Year. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, and was on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music for four years. Romero Lubambo, whom Herbie Mann calls “quite simply… the best Brazilian guitarist there is,” accompanied Souza on her two Grammy-nominated albums of duets. Their “inspired excellence [and] utter musical involvement” make each duo performance a “must-hear musical destination” (LA Times).
New York-born saxophonist Harvey Wainapel truly “understands Brazilian music,” says Brazilian composer and icon Ivan Lins. “He’s got the spirit!” Wainapel has played and toured worldwide with artists including McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira and Joe Lovano, as well as his own groups. Lovano says that Harvey has “the performance attitude, which for me is what jazz and improvisation is all about.” Wainapel’s new all Brazilian-jazz quartet, Alegritude, celebrates the joyful spirit and diverse sounds of Brazil, absorbed over a decade of Latin American musical pilgrimages.
Luciana Souza – "Adeus America & Eu Quero Um Samba"
Luciana Souza – "Amulet"
Luciana Souza – "Circus Life"
Luciana Souza – "Sorriu Para Mim"
Luciana Souza - Tide EPK
Luciana Souza - I Can Let Go Now
Harvey Wainapel with Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto - Comichão
Harvey Wainapel's MySpace page
Supported in part by John & Carolyn Messer.