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Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator Marcos Silva performs worldwide. Nominated for a Grammy, he has toured with many world-renowned artists, including Paquito D’Rivera, Bud Shank, Dori Caymmi, and many others. He was musical director for Flora Purim and Airto Moreira for 23 years. Marcos has written arrangements for Dizzy Gillespie’s band and replaced Gil Evans as arranger-composer of Airto’s Spiritual Mass in Germany. He is sought after as a producer of CDs, including two of his own. Marcos heads the Brazilian Music Department at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.

Brasil From Head to Toe

Label: Goose Egg Productions
Released: 2019
Track listing: Dos Pés À Cabeça; It's Gone; In 7 & 2; New Life; Hathor; Dry Land; Escape; Prediction; Pra Zuca (For My Daughter); Spring

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Back to Brazil: Part Three

Read "Back to Brazil: Part Three" reviewed by Mark Holston

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 A singer who needs no introduction, Eliane Elias sculpts a predictably sensual soundscape on Love Stories (Concord). The nine-track project features a string orchestra and lush arrangements by Rob Mathes, unobtrusive rhythm section chores by a cadre of Brazilian percussionists, and the steady hand of bassist ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Keyboardist-Composer Marcos Silva Unveils First Recording In 30 Years On "Brasil From Head To Toe," Set For May 3 Release

Keyboardist-Composer Marcos Silva Unveils First Recording In 30 Years On "Brasil From Head To Toe,"  Set For May 3 Release

Keyboardist and composer Marcos Silva returns to the recording spotlight after 30 years with Brasil From Head to Toe, set for a May 3 release on his Goose Egg Productions imprint. The third album from the Brazilian-born, Bay Area-based musician and educator features an extensive cast of musicians, anchored by a core quartet with saxophonist Gary ...

Lins, Lennox, & Life

Label: Laser Records, LLC
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1 By Chance (Acaso) 5:24 2 After the Storm (Depois dos Temporais) 5:38 3 Crying of the Waters (Choro das Aguas) 3:35 4 Boa Nova 5:15 5 Evolution 4:50 6 Believe What I Say (Daquilo Que Eu Sei) 3:30 7 What Might Have Been (Voce Ainda Existe ) 4:41 8 Stay By Me 4:21 9 That Old Black Magic 3:06 10 Primitive 5:33

Take Five With Dee Bell

Read "Take Five With Dee Bell" reviewed by Dee Bell

Meet Dee Bell: Dee Bell has three jazz albums that have all been at the top of the airplay charts. The most recent, Sagacious Grace (Laser Records) with Houston Person, was released in August 2011 and hit the JazzWeek charts at 31. Bell's debut album, Let There Be Love with Stan Getz on saxophone and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dee Bell & Marcos Silva Release "Silva • Bell • Elation" January 21 (Laser Records)

Dee Bell & Marcos Silva Release "Silva • Bell • Elation" January 21 (Laser Records)

“Silver Bells” was the Bell Family signature Christmas song. It was a tradition in our family holiday jam sessions. Because of this, the merging of the two names Marcos Silva and Dee Bell seemed tunefully obvious. Elation was the result of the Silva Bell musical partnership. From the first recording with Stan Getz to the present, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz At The Chimes Presents Marcos Silva - Made In Brazil

Jazz At The Chimes Presents Marcos Silva - Made In Brazil

Marcos Silva Quartet Jazz at the Chimes Chapel of the Chimes 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 654-0123 $15 general; $10 seniors (60+) and students - for concert and reception. Purchase tickets at the door. Cash only. Ticket sales begin at 12:30 pm; Doors open ...

White & Black

Label: Som Livre
Released: 1989

Here We Go

Label: Som Livre
Released: 1987


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