I will be playing percussion with Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts at the Hollywood Farmerr market. Free to the public!!!
Excited to play with Pé de Forró
First forró night of 2017!!! Join us for lots of dancing, laughing and fun. DJ Reyes will be spining real forró and Pé de Forró from San Diego will be playing live. Also a demo class taught by Andrea and Fabio from Forró in LA.
$10 cover at the door
I will have the pleasure of joining Thalma & Laércio de Freitas at this very special performance.
Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present the musical stylings of Thalma & Laércio de Freitas performing together during a free nightime concert in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall!
This special performance will be the U.S. debut for the elder de Freitas.
Acclaimed Brazilian arranger, composer, pianist, and conductor Laércio de Freitas studied piano from the age of five. Since 1966, he has enjoyed an international career giving concerts in Europe, Asia and Mexico. In the late 60s, he replaced the musician Luiz Eça, in the group Tamba 4, and has accompanied renowned artists such as Ivan Lins, Maria Bethânia, Marcos Valle, Wilson Simonal, Nancy Wilson, The Supremes, Clara Nunes, Emílio Santiago and many others. Laércio made arrangements for the LP "Quem é Quem", recorded by João Donato, in 1973.
Living in Los Angeles since 2012, Thalma de Freitas, who carries the moniker “maestro’s daughter,” made her professional debut in a Brazilian production of Hair in 1992. De Freitas has starred in numerous Brazilian television shows and released her debut self-titled solo album in 2004. In addition to serving as the vocalist in the carioca big band Orquestra Imperial, her songwriting and vision have led to a wide variety of collaborations with both contemporary and legendary musicians, such as João Donato, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Céu, Quantic, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Kamasi Washington.
L.A.'s highly acclaimed arranger/producer Otmaro Ruiz and International Recording Artist Catina DeLuna will be presenting the music of their Grammy nominated CD "Catina DeLuna and LADO B Brazilian Project". Featuring A+ L.A.session players, LADO B Brazilian Project breaks the notion of Brazilian repertoire beyond the Carnival and Festive Stereotypes. Focusing in some of the most elegant and moving compositions spanning from the early 20th century to the present, the band travels through the true rare gems of Brazilian music history, as well as boldly arranged new renditions of iconic themes by the unique pianist and producer Otmaro Ruiz.
Catina DeLuna piano & vocals
Otmaro Ruiz piano, arrangements
Larry Koonse nylon string guitar
Edwin Livingston bass
Aaron Serfaty drums
Clarice Cast percussion
To make reservations, please call (310)519-1314
Part of the Latin Sounds series
Los Angeles's highly acclaimed arranger/producer Otmaro Ruiz and international recording artist Catina De Luna joined forces in 2015 to release the Portuguese version of Girl from Ipanema. The recording was nominated for the 2016 Grammy Awards. This CD represents the debut release in the United States for the Brazilian born DeLuna, whose career has taken her around the world to perform across South America, Japan, Singapore, and the United States.
LACMA, Hancock Park
Free and open to the public
Zuza is blowing through Los Angeles for less than a week! This evening's performance is the only performance here and will be terrifically special. He'll be playing guitar and singing, playing with the wonderful Clarice Cast on percussion! Perfect for the intimacy of Bar Fedora!
Zuza's performance will mix Brazilian songs, vocal improvisation, body percussion and live looping in a shared interactive experience that brings a taste of Brazilian Music and São Paulo's Body Music scene as a catalyst for new and unexpected connections
With special guest Tony Monaco