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Meet Nora Sheehan Schaaf

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Nora Sheehan Schaaf, along with her husband, Homer, has been going out to hear live jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Grammy Nominated Pianist Antonio Adolfo Releases “Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica”

Grammy Nominated Pianist Antonio Adolfo Releases “Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica”

Throughout the past 40 years, Antonio Adolfo has had a very busy career as a pianist, composer and arranger. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, his teachers included Eumir Deodato and Nadia Boulanger (in Paris). A jazz pianist since the mid-1960s in Brazil, Adolfo worked with such major singers as Leny Andrade, Flora Purim, Elis ...

Take Five With Antonio Adolfo

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About Antonio Adolfo
Pianist, arranger, producer and educator Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in jny: Rio de Janeiro and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Deodato and Nadia Boulanger in jny: Paris. During the 60's he participated in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leny Andrade, Roni Ben-Hur: Alegria de Viver

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Tra le voci storiche della musica brasiliana, Leny Andrade è una delle meno note al pubblico internazionale. Eppure è tra le massime interpreti della musica sudamericana e lo conferma -all'età di 72 anni -in questo ultimo album, registrato in duo col chitarrista Roni Ben-Hur. Sorretta da un timbro dalla venatura polverosa, che negli anni ha aggiunto ...

A Jazz Holiday In Rio

Read "A Jazz Holiday In Rio" reviewed by Mark Holston

For most, mention a trip to Brazil and what comes automatically to mind is that vast tropical country's annual Carnaval celebration and the lure of its endless beaches. The high season, from December to early March, is when this nation of 200 million receives the most visitors by far. During Brazil's winter season, from roughly from ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso Feat. Leni Andrade at 54 Below

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Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso, Feat. Leny Andrade
54 Below
New York, NY
August 23, 2013

The quartet. led by Anat Cohen, kicked off its early set with a selection of classic Brazilian choros that were enhanced by the individual talents of the Israeli reeds player's pan-Brazilian quartet, which featured accordion, acoustic seven-string guitar and ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves at 54 Below

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One of Gotham's newest music rooms 54 Below has decided to feature Brazilian music this summer and two veteran Brasileros--Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves--recently added their contributions. Performing music from Milagre (ZOHO, 2013), the duo invited clarinetist Anat Cohen and percussionist Cyro Baptista for the date.

Brazilian vocalists have been populating the jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

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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: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

Read "Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This CD is the culmination of Nilson Matta's lifelong dream: to record his interpretation of the Orpheus music from the Brazilian play and movie of the 1950s. To make it happen, Matta enlisted fifteen superb players from Brazil and the United States, building his ensemble up from the rhythmic, native heart of the music. The result ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Nilson Matta and Leny Andrade at Dizzy's

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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 ...