Posted on | October 11, 2012 | No Comments
Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza performs at the NSCU Centre, accompanied by the “A” Band and NiteCap school ensembles on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8 PM.
Grammy award-winner Luciana Souza is one of jazz’s leading singers and interpreters. Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, she grew up in a family of bossa nova innovators. Her work as a performer exceeds traditional boundaries, offering a solid foundation in jazz, with a sophisticated lineage in world music, and an open-minded approach to classical repertoire and respect for showcasing new music. Souza released two new recordings on Sunnyside Records this August – The Book of Chet, and Duos III. Both recordings offer Luciana’s personal and contemporary takes on the material in the collections. On The Book of Chet, Luciana pays homage to Chet Baker, performing gems from the Great American Songbook. On Duos III, Luciana closes her Brazilian Duos trilogy, singing traditional songs from the Brazilian repertoire with three master guitarists – Romero Lubambo, Marco Pereira, and Toninho Horta. As a leader, Luciana Souza has eight previous releases with four picking up Grammy nods – Brazilian Duos (2002); North and South (2003); Duos II (2005); and Tide (2009). Souza has performed and recorded with greats including Herbie Hancock on his Grammy winning record River – The Joni Letters, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider and Danilo Perez. Her longstanding duo work with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo has earned her accolades across the globe.
with “A” Band and NiteCap
Musical Direction: Brad Turner (“A” Band), Réjean Marois (NiteCap)
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 8 PM
North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
BOX OFFICE Tickets + Information: 604.990.7810