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Paulinho Garcia: Beautiful Love

Read "Beautiful Love" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brazilian son Paulinho Garcia may not be an immediately recognizable figure in the jazz world today and that is largely by design as he eschews the limelight in favor of being behind the scenes producing concerts, working with other artists and serving as a clinician. A fine vocalist and guitarist, Garcia is no novice with several ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dr. Judith Schlesinger Co-Produces "Beautiful Love" With Paulinho Garcia

Dr. Judith Schlesinger Co-Produces "Beautiful Love" With Paulinho Garcia

After a dozen years of commenting on other people's music, and the executive producing of the acclaimed 2011 Trust by the Sean Smith Quartet, All About Jazz columnist and reviewer Dr. Judith Schlesinger is once again putting her money where her mouth is. On Valentine's Day, her Shrinktunes Media, together with Paulinho Garcia's Jazzmin Records, is ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Annual Jazz Party at Sea Announces Lineup

The Annual Jazz Party At Sea is pleased to announce the lineup for the 12th Annual departure, November 4th through the 11th, 2012. We will set sail from New Orleans for seven nights aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's m/s Norwegian Star visiting Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan and Cozumel.

Featured artists include Renee Rosnes Quartet with Peter ...

NEWS: EVENT

Benefit for Japan in April at Jazz Showcase Chicago

A “BENEFIT FOR JAPAN" is being planned to be held at the Jazz Showcase this April... Here are the details from Chicago Jazz Bassist, Steven Hashimoto as they are shaping up so far: "The events in Japan are almost too much for my mind to handle; nevertheless, I'm involved with organizing a benefit for victims of the triple disasters in ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Chicago Guitar Festival Full Schedule Announced

Dot-to-Dot Management, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Serbian Cultural Arts Center of Chicago Present The Chicago Guitar Festival
Thursday, October 7th-Thursday, October 14th

Chicago, IL: Dot-to-Dot Management, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Serbian Cultural Arts Center of Chicago will present the groundbreaking Chicago Guitar Festival, a weeklong event ...

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Paulinho Garcia: My Very Life

Read "My Very Life" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

My Very Life, by Paulinho Garcia, is a release from Chicago Sessions--a subscription label service “featuring the best Chicago jazz artists." Many years ago Garcia realized that it pays to be a toucan in a land of penguins and he has been leaving his mark in the Windy City--and beyond--ever since.

This recording finds Garcia under ...

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Paulinho Garcia: Portrait in Black and White

Read "Portrait in Black and White" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Paulinho Garcia milks much from sheer simplicity. The liner notes state that he recorded Portrait in Black and White “as if I was in my own living room." Garcia succeeded. Accompanied by his Spanish guitar, this release is characterized by its overall openheartedness and cool intimacy.



His cozy voice travels through a well-trodden repertoire ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Brazilian Buffet: Trio + 1, Patricia Talem, Paulinho Garcia, Nilson Matta, Fred Hersch

Read "Brazilian Buffet: Trio + 1,  Patricia Talem, Paulinho Garcia, Nilson Matta, Fred Hersch" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Here's a tasty buffet from Brasil: five newly released, or in 2009 recently revived, CDs that underscore the richness of the music. The artists range from brand new to legendary, while the menu includes two vocal CDs, one mix of vocals and instrumentals, and a pair of unusual takes on the genre: an other-worldly trio, and ...

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Paulinho Garcia: My Very Life

Read "My Very Life" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

My Very Life is a collection of original compositions by Brazilian native Paulinho Garcia which reflect the wide-range of musical styles found in Brazil. While many people may be familiar with the Bossa Nova, especially the work of master composer/performer Antonio Carlos Jobim, Garcia draws from the lesser known baião, chorinho, choro and marcha rancho grooves ...

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Paulinho Garcia: Tempo Feliz

Read "Tempo Feliz" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

In Chicago and Japan, among other exotic places, guitarist/vocalist Paulinho Garcia is well-known and beloved as one half of the multi-recorded group “Two for Brazil" (with tenor saxophonist Greg Fishman). He's also a third of “Three for Brazil" (with Fishman and celestial Polish jazz vocalist Grazyna Auguscik) as well as the leader of his own band, ...