Kenia: Celebrating 60 years of Bossa NovaWednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate 60 years of bossa nova with Brazilian native and vocalist Kenia and special guest Wesley Amorim, renowned guitarist, composer, and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil. Fresh off the release of his 2019 album, “Simas & Amorim duo – Deuce,” Wesley joins Kenia, Tony Grey on bass and James Johnson on drums. This program will feature pieces by Brazilian legends like Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Carlos Lyra and more.
Brazilian songstress Kenia is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her homeland into jazzy creations that embody the best of the Brazilian sound–deep and sultry, richly diverse, unexpectedly explosive.
Kenia will take you on a musical tour from big named standards (think Gershwin, Lennon and McCartney), to works by contemporary composers (Romero Lubambo, Luiz Simas), and finally to song written for Kenia by Antonio Adolfo and Ivan Lins. The music ranges from nimble vocalese to jazz-edged forró, a style from Brazil’s Northeast and includes many high-energy tributes to influential Brazilian jazz musicians.