An Evening of Brazilian Music with Jazz Bliss Brazil
featuring special guests Chico Pinheiro and Mauricio Zottarelli
Where: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St.
When: Sunday, September 1
Time: Two shows, 7 pm and 9 pm
Tickets: $25.00 now on sale
“Jazz Bliss Brazil“ – An intoxicating blend of Brazilian music and classic American jazz
Carol Bach-y-Rita – Vocals and percussion
Robert Kyle – Saxophone and flute
Larry Steen – Bass
Plus Special Guests :
Chico Pinheiro on guitar, Mauricio Zottarelli on drums
Jazz Bliss Brazil is an exciting eclectic ensemble pulsating with the vibrancy of classic American Jazz and the music of the Americas, chiefly Brazil. The quintet features the warm and engaging Carol Bach-y-Rita, singing in both Portuguese and English, and the lyrical saxophone & flute of Robert Kyle, with Larry Steen on bass.
Carol Bach-y-Rita is fluent in 5 languages, singing mainly in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has lived in a multitude of countries, and spent many years touring Europe and the US singing Jazz and Bossa Nova, and teaching Brazilian Samba dance.
Robert Kyle has toured the world many times over as musical director/arranger/composer and lead player for a multitude of stars as well as in his own right. Moving brilliantly between jazz, blues, salsa and Brazilian genres, Robert is the main arranger for Jazz Bliss Brazil. Larry Steen, who shares the bass duties with the LA-based Latin Jazz band, has been a collaborator in studio and live performance with masters such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme, plus Ernie Watts, Robben Ford and even Jimmy Buffet.
Joining them for this special fund-raising concert at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts will be guitarist Chico Pinheiro, one of the leading figures in the modern Brazilian jazz scene. Chico is a remarkable presence in and outside the Brazilian music scene. In 2010 he won “Best Latin Jazz guitarist of the Year”, “Best Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year”, and “Best Latin Jazz Composition of the Year”, at ‘The Latin Jazz Corner – USA’s Poll.
Also on the HCA gallery stage will be Brazilian-born, New York City-based drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, who has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes for years. Mauricio is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drummer and artist. He is credited in more than 70 albums so far in his career, and has worked with dozens of important and notable artists.
These “Jazz at the Gallery” concerts help raise funds for the Festival including its education programs. Tickets will be available on this site or at the HCA during gallery hours, 11 am to 5 pm, (707) 431-1970