JPEC is proud to present Brazilian Duos, Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo also featuring the Amanda Tosoff Quartet
Brazilian Duos is Luciana Souza – voice & Romero Lubambo – guitar
Saturday, April 21 @ 7:30PM Toronto Centre for the Arts – 5040 Yonge Street – George Weston Recital Hall
Ticket prices: $ 35 For tickets:http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Jpec-Presents-Brazilian-Duos-Amanda-Tosoff-Quartet-tickets/artist/1711484
Students: $ 15 (with I.D.)
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of the Jazz worlds leading singers and interpreters. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, she grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators. Her work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to classical repertoire and new music.
As a leader, Luciana Souza has eight acclaimed releases including her four Grammy nominated records "Brazilian Duos," 2002, "North and South," 2003, and "Duos II," 2005, and "Tide," 2009.
Her debut recording for Universal/Verve (produced by her husband, Larry Klein), "The New Bossa Nova, " (2007) was met with critical acclaim (Bilboard Latin Jazz Album of the Year) and
on "Tide," Luciana "continued her captivating journey as a uniquely talented vocalist who organically crosses genre borders.
In 1985, Romero Lubambo came to the United States, and brought with him a new sound in Brazilian jazz guitar. Romero's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound. From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who is comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a steady stream of unpredictably creative musical thoughts and the virtuosity to deliver them ever so tastefully.
Lubambo has performed and recorded with many outstanding artists, including Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Kenny Barron and James Carter... among many others.