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Maira Freitas + Lenine at Central Park Summerstage

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Maira Freitas + Lenine Brasil Summerfest at Central Park Summerstage New York, NY July 19, 2014 For her New York City debut, Maira Freitas traveled lightly, backed solely by a drummer on stage. She did the first few songs on piano, beginning with a jazz- inflected samba and then moving on to a very personal rendition of “Dream A Little Dream," her voice a clear soprano with great range. After introducing herself to the audience, she switched to an electric piano attached to a laptop, using lots of effects to enhance songs ...

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Helen Sung at Jazz Standard

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Helen Sung Jazz Standard New York, NYFebruary 12, 2014 The first set of the CD release celebration for Helen Sung's Anthem For A New Day (Concord, 2014), began with her original tune “Chaos Theory" that started with a percussive introduction by Samuel Torres with the quintet following in a theme that seemed to go into a Latin-inflected direction at first, but then went into more of a contemporary format. There was little improvisation there, as the tune was used as an introduction. Sung then led the group into “Brother Thelonious," a Monk-inspired original ...



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