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Djavan

Born into a poor family in Maceió (capital of Alagoas, Northeastern Brazil), Djavan formed the group Luz, Som, Dimensão (LSD – "Light, Sound, Dimension"), playing Beatles' singles. In 1973, Djavan moved to Rio de Janeiro and started singing in local nightclubs. After competing in several festivals, he gained attention and recorded the album A Voz, o Violão e a Arte de Djavan in 1976. The album included the song "Flor de Lis," which became one of his most memorable hits. Albums that followed included his other musical influence, African music, and additional hits followed, such as "Açaí", "Sina," and "Samurai," which featured Stevie Wonder's harmonica

Baby Steps to Giant Steps

Read "Baby Steps to Giant Steps" reviewed by Alan Bryson

It's a good bet that most of us have heard people say they don't like jazz, or even worse, drop the H-bomb, “I hate jazz." If you choose to engage, the key is to tread lightly and tailor an approach that considers the tastes and sensibilities of the other person. The “So You Don't Like Jazz" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Luciana Souza: Storytellers

Read "Storytellers" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Ci sono dischi che raggiungono un equilibrio così prezioso tra gli ambiti strumentali e vocali (in un clima di lirismo, ricchezza interpretativa e freschezza) che regalano nuove emozioni a ogni ascolto e non vorresti staccartene. È quanto accade all'album appena pubblicato da Luciana Souza, inciso con la WDR Big Band diretta da Vince ...

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Thiago Pach

A Brazilian professional actor and singer, Thiago Pach is well known for his strong and versatile tenor voice and for his sensitive performances of an eclectic musical selection that goes from Blues and Jazz songs to the most extraordinary Brazilian popular music repertory. He started his studies in drama when he was fourteen, in O Tablado, a drama school from Maria Clara Machado. At this age he was already strongly involved in theater and music. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on the 30th of June 1983. Music was a big part of his childhood: in his home he has listened to a lot of different kinds of music

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Alicia Olatuja at Dazzle

Read "Alicia Olatuja at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Alicia Olatuja Dazzle Denver, CO July 25, 2019 If Alicia Olatuja wasn't a singer, she could probably be a counselor. As it is, she's a counselor to the songs she sings. She develops personal relationships with them. It seems that she spends hours with them on the couch intently listening to ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Il debutto di Abelita Mateus: Vivenda - Mixed Feelings

Read "Il debutto di Abelita Mateus: Vivenda - Mixed Feelings" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un debutto significativo questo di Abelita Mateus, giovane pianista e cantante brasiliana residente a New York dal 2012, che arricchisce la fervida tradizione di musicisti carioca attivi negli Stati Uniti. Il suo recente album Mixed Feelings e il precedente Vivenda offrono piena misura delle sue doti vocali e strumentali. Accompagnata da musicisti di ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now

Read "Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now" reviewed by Luke Seabright

Aaron Goldberg is a jazz pianist and composer based in New York City. He's released five albums with his trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. His album The Now, recorded with that same rhythm section and featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. As well as ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance

Read "Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance" reviewed by Duncan Heining

A tanned, beautiful young woman in a skimpy bikini walks through the lapping sea waters on the edge of a sun-soaked beach. Soft music plays, its shifting beat following her footsteps. It's a cliché, of course, but a powerful one when it comes to thoughts (male, mainly) of Brazil and its music. UK-based Brazilian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Djavan at Best Buy Theater, October 26, 2010

Read "Djavan at Best Buy Theater, October 26, 2010" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

DjavanBest Buy TheaterNew York, NYOctober 26, 2010On the American leg of his 2010 tour, Brazilian-born Djavan chose two divide his live show into two distinctive parts: the first featured music from his current release, Aria (Luanda, 2010), a CD containing several covers from the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jovino Santos Neto Explores North & South America on New Adventure Music Release

On October 19, Adventure Music will release Veja O Som/See the Sound, the highly anticipated new release from acclaimed pianist Jovino Santos Neto. The two-CD set pairs the Latin Grammy-nominated Santos Neto with a host of guest artists in a series of duet performances that melodically symbolize music's power to unite. As he says in the ...


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