Jazz Briefs: Noites Brasileiras

Brazilian Nights at Jazz club Porgy & Bess

October will continue the series of Brazilian Nights at Jazz club Porgy & Bess that began 24 Sept. A country that in many ways is almost a continent in itself, Brazil has long held a special place on the Vienna jazz scene, attracting many of the country’s top musicians.

One of the best will be saved for last: On 19 Oct., at 20:30, Egberto Gismonti performs solo, on both guitar and piano. Attracted early on to Maurice Ravel’s ideas of orchestration and chord voicings, and to “choro”, a Brazilian popular music, Gismonti spanned his classical piano training to learn the guitar, experimenting with tunings and seeking new sounds.

He has since built a career dedicated to the belief that “popular” and “serious” idioms need not exist on opposite poles: “There’s no difference between the two kinds of music…” Gismonti continues his search to this day, building with undimmed energy, and bridging many divides.

For information see www.porgy.at, or see dates below:

Wed., 3 October, 20:30

Jorge Antunes E Grupo (BRA)
Jorge Antunes: electronics
Félix Alonso: clarinet
Mariuga Lisboa Antunes: piano
Fernando Henrique Machado: saxophone, bass clarinet
Marcus Antunes: violin

Thu., 4 October, 20:30

Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto (BRA)
Hamilton de Hollanda: 10 string mandolin
Daniel Santiago: acoustic guitar
Gabriel Grossi: harmonica
Andre Vasconcellos: bass
Marcio Bahia: drums

Fri., 5 October, 20:30

Cristina Braga “Harpa Bossa” (BRA)
Cristina Braga: vocals, harp
Jessé Sadoc: trumpet
Arthur Dutra: vibraphone
Ricardo Medeiros: bass
Claudio Willner: drums

Sat., 6. October, 20:30

Gilson Peranzzetta e Mauro Senise (BRA)
Gilson Peranzzetta: piano
Mauro Senise: tenor saxophone, flute

Tues., 9. October, 20:30

Nana Vasconcelos Solo (BRA)
Nana Vasconcelos: percussion, berimbao

Fri., 19. October, 20:30

Egberto Gismonti Solo (BRA)
Egberto Gismonti: piano, guitar

Porgy & Bess
1., Riemergasse 11
(01) 512 88 11

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