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Alfredo Dias Gomes Releases His First Album Entirely Dedicated To Jazz

The restless drummer Alfredo Dias Gomes is back, with a new solo album, his 12th, now diving in an old passion: jazz, especially the world-famous classics. Alongside great musicians (Jessé Sadoc, trumpet / Widor Santiago, tenor sax / Jefferson Lescowich, bass / Lulu Martin, keyboard), Alfredo Dias Gomes is releasing Jazz Standards, his first album exclusively ...

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Brazilian Jazz Quartet: Pepper Pot

Brazilian Jazz Quartet: Pepper Pot

Last week, I was listening to early Brazilian bossa nova albums from the late 1950s when I came across an obscure one from 1958. The album was by a Rio group known as the Brazilian Jazz Quartet. Recorded in 1958 for Columbia, Coffee and Jazz featured alto saxophonist José Ferreira Godinho Filho (better known as Casé), ...

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Arnaldo DeSouteiro

Music Producer (with over 530 albums to his credit according to the All Music Guide), Voting Member of NARAS-GRAMMY and Jazz Journalists Association (NY), Member of LAJS (Los Angeles Jazz Society), Musical Philosopher, Journalist, Jazz & Brazilian Music Historian, Publicist, Public Relations, Composer (having written successful jazz & pop songs, some dance hits like "O Passarinho" for the Italian TV reality show "La Pupa e Il Secchione", and "Samba da Copa" for the "2006 World Cup" in Germany, plus many other soundtracks for movies, soap operas & TV series in the USA — PBS, BET, Universal Cable etc —, Europe and Asia), Lyricist (he wrote lyrics to Dave Brubeck's "Broadway Bossa Nova" at the invitation of Brubeck himself, among other songs), Arranger, Percussionist, Keyboardist, Programmer, Educator (conducting clinics and panel sessions worldwide as the first Brazilian member of IAJE- International Association of Jazz Educators during its existence)

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Ricardo Bacelar

Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar makes a “Live” statement with “Nothing Will Be As It Was” His “Live in Rio” album drops August 21 preceded by the single that aptly reflects our times Brazil is leading the world per capita in coronavirus cases making it unlikely that people will be cramming into a concert venue anytime soon to hear live music. Then there is the recent unrest that erupted in response to civil injustices in the US that bodes to spark meaningful change around the world. These are the events that inspired contemporary jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar to release a new version of the Milton Nascimento classic “Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Sera Como Antes)” as a single ahead of the release of his “Live in Rio (Ao Vivo No Rio)” album, which drops August 21 from Bacelar Productions

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Alfredo Dias Gomes

Alfredo Dias Gomes is an independent drummer from Rio de Janeiro. In his solo career released 12 albums. “Serviço Secreto", "ADG", "Atmosfera" , “Ecos”, "Groove", "Corona Borealis", "Looking Back", "Pulse", "Tribute to Don Alias", "Jam", "Solar" and “Jazz Standards “. AlfredoDias Gomes was born in 1960, in Rio de Janeiro, and made his professional debut in instrumental music at age 18, playing in the Hermeto Pascoal band. With him, he recorded "Cérebro Magnético" album and participated in several shows, especially "São Paulo Jazz Festival" and "Rio Monterrey Festival". He also played and recorded with great names of music like Márcio Montarroyos, Ricardo Silveira, Arthur Maia, Nico Assumpção, Ivan Lins and was part of the group Heróis da Resistência.

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Daniel Villa Verde

In 2002 Daniel started his work as a teacher of electric guitar, focusing on technique, harmony and improvisation. Worked with local musicians in Rio de Janeiro with jazz / fusion presentations from 2004 to 2007. He Joined the federal college UNI-Rio in 2005 and studied two and half years until, in mid-2007, he moved to Florianópolis where he had the opportunity to be among music therapists, which added to his informal training during his professional path construction. In 2007, the opportunity to present his work as solo acoustic guitar player in another country appeared. He went to Quilpué and Valparaiso, in Chile and played in the “World Music Festival” at the Sala Rubén Darío and the “Quilpué Vecinal Theatre Festival”, both festivals occurring in the second half of 2007

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Fernanda Cunha

Fernanda Cunha is well established singer on today’s Brazilian jazz scene. She started to sing in 1997 in Rio de janeiro,Brazil. Fernanda has toured in Brazil, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Denmark, France, Malaysia and Argentina . In 2012 she recorded her 5th CD entitled “Coração do Brasil” (Heart of Brazil singing well-known sambas and bossa novas with a new and refreshing interpretation. “Coração do Brasil” was recorded to celebrate Fernanda´s 15 year of career. In september 2015 she released a new album “Olhos de mar”, the first one featuring only previously unreleased songs written by great songwriters that are still making music in Brazil such as Antonio Adolfo, Cristóvão Bastos, Carlinhos Vergueiro, Daniel Gonzaga, Denilson Santos, Filó Machado, and 2 songs composed by Toronto jazz guitarist Reg Schwager (Born in Netherlands, living in Toronto-Canada) with lyrics by Fernanda

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John Cassio Kalil Benevides

Muitos procuram zonas confortáveis, sem tentar outros caminhos e desafios. John Cassio, guitarrista nascido em São Paulo morando no Rio de Janeiro há 30 anos — faz o inverso, procura diversos caminhos para a sua música trilhar. Seja no fusion, no jazz, no violão clássico ou no rock instrumental, sua assinatura está presente. Nascido John Cassio Kalil Benevides, John começou a estudar guitarra aos 13 anos e encontrou no seu professor Luciano de Castro ainda presente em sua trajetória uma espécie de guru, um mestre que levou sua técnica e sua maneira de pensar a música além


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