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Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg returns to the United States for his 2016 fall tour. In October and November, he’ll share the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil with world music and jazz fans in the Maryland cities of Laurel, Baltimore and Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. In recent months, Nirenberg has been ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

Born in Japan, tenor saxophonist Wataru Uchida was compelled by the power of swing to move to New York, only to come under the spell of Latin rhythms such as samba, Baião and Maracatu that form the core of a new release entitled Predawn Shenanigans Club. A specially recruited lineup of Brazilian jazz players bring life ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

Read "Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brazilian bassist Nilson Matta has, like all artists, has drawn inspiration for his music from a variety of sources--of which a play and a movie serve as the influence for the moving Black Orpheus. Antonio Carlos Jobim's compositions for the 1957 Vinicius de Moraes Brazilian play Orfeu da Conceicao and the 1959 Black Orpheus movie that ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Nilson Matta and Leny Andrade at Dizzy's

Read "Nilson Matta and Leny Andrade at Dizzy's" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Celebrating the release of Black Orpheus (Motéma, 2013), bassist Nilson Matta brought his band into Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on February 13, 2013. Along with pianist Klaus Mueller, percussionist Fernando Saci, drummer Alex Kautz and saxophonist Steve Wilson the show featured legendary singer Leny Andrade, who also performs on the CD.Although Brazilian music has enthralled ...


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