Music of Brazil: Solos de Ave

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Date(s) - Sun. Apr. 02, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Journeys in Sound presents

Music of Brazil: Solos de Ave with Sofia Kriger & friends plus Elinor Speirs Brazilian Violin Collective
Solos de Ave (Bird Solos) explores the music of Brazilian composers Moacir Santos, Guinga, Cartola, and Tom Jobim with vocalist Sofia Kriger saxophonist Gustavo D’Amico, and guitarist Leandro Pellegrino. The trio will also perform some original compositions.

Sofia Kriger, a native of Vitoria, the capital city of Espírito Santo state in southeast Brazil. is currently enrolled in New England Conservatory’s Jazz program. She grew up surrounded by the vibrant sounds of Brazilian music, Afro-Brazilian/Cuban music, and other genres. One of her goals as a musician is to experiment and improvise with sounds and feelings, approaching it with sincerity and passion.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gustavo D’Amico earned a scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Greg Osby, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, among others. He went on to enter a master’s program at the New England Conservatory and was a member of the 2014-2015 Wild Card Honors Ensemble called Alfaia Quartet along with pianist and fellow Brazilian Henrique Eisenmann, Syrian oud player Kenan Adnawi, and American bassist Kirsten Lamb. The following year he was a member of the 2015-2016 Jazz Honors Ensemble coached by Dominique Eade.Leandro Pellegrino is also a native of Sao Paulo and he too attended Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. He has performed with many high profile musicians such as Dave Liebman & Danilo Perez and was also part of the Grammy award winning album “Beautiful Life” by jazz singer Dianne Reeves. He has performed for audiences around the world and is currently working on the pre-production of his debut album.Also on the program is the very eclectic classically trained violinist Elinor Speirs, who will bring her Brazilian Violin Collective. Elinor has played theJourneys in Sound series a number of times and always astounds people with her versatility with numerous musical styles and her beautiful tone. Always open to various musics of the world, Elinor recently played a recital at NEC that focused on Brazilian music, something she dearly loves.reserve thru EVENTBRITE
with a reservation, suggested donation is $12, $10 for students & those on a fixed income,
without a reservation suggested donation is $14 & $12 if room is not to capacity
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