BOSSABRASIL at Birdland | June 8th-12th
BOSSABRASIL returns to Birdland with the fabulous sounds of Brazil. Launched in 2007, it is a celebration of Bossa Nova and rhythms of Brazil, Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta, known for their hit Brazilian Productions. From Rio to New York City, Bossa Nova has seduced musicians and listeners alike with its innate sensuality, melding samba with jazz sensibilities.
EMILIO SANTIAGO, vocalist, soulful and sophisticated, from Rio De Janeiro, returns to Birdland by popular Demand joined by major composer/keyboardist, MARCOS VALLE, also from Rio. Santiago is an excellent interpreter of the samba/bossa nova sound and is considered one of Brazil’s most important romantic interpreters. He has worked alongside other jazz greats such as Caetano Velosa, Joao Donato, and Azymuth and has garnered six platinum records, seven gold, and the important Sharp Prize in Brazil.
MARCOS VALLE is without doubt one of the major songwriters of Brazilian popular music with over 300 compositions and rankedin Brazil alongside legendary composers such as Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach, and Leonard Bernstein. His songs have been recorded by Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Bebel Gilberto, Joe Willians, Sergio Mendes, Flora Purim, Joao Donato, Eliane Elias …and more. Valle has received a prestigious BMI Award in Brazil for “Samba de Verao”, a recognition only so far awarded to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Morais for “Girl From Ipanema”.His songbook consisting of his biggest successes included renowned singers Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Chico Buarque and others.
EMILIO SANTIAGO and MARCOS VALLE will arrive from Rio to share their enormous talent at Birdland June 8-12 in a rare musical experience. They will be accompanied by a top Band consisting of SERGIO BRANDAO on Bass – also serving as Music Director, ERNESTO SIMPSON on Piano, KLAUS MEULLER on Drums and CAFÉ on Percussion. Join us at Birdland for a blend of samba, soul, romance, hip-grooving melodies, sophisticated and swinging!
TWO LUMINARIES FROM BRAZIL
EMILIO SANTIAGO and MARCOS VALLE