April 27, 2011
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Philips email@example.com
If you are looking for the best of Brazilian popular music, BossaNova style, look no more. Just come to Birdland to see the creme of the crop, the very talentedComposer/Keyboardist/Vocalist MARCOS VALLE and his very Special Guest WANDA SA at Bossabrasil, Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta.
VALLE is without a doubt one of the major songwriters of Brazilian Popular Music. Having written over 300 songs recorded byartists SARAH VAUGHN, CHICAGO, DIZZY GILLESPIE, OSCAR PETERSON, RAMSEY LEWIS, DAVE BRUBECK, TOOTS THIELEMANS, JOE PASS, JOHNNY MATHIS, BEBEL GILBERTO, JOE WILLIAMS, ELIANE ELIAS, EUMIR DEODATO, JOAO DONATO and so many more, he is among Brazil’s most important talents.
VALLE has toured the world at major Festivals and concert halls from England to Japan to China, to Australia to packed houses. He has received numerous awards for his songwriting, one of them from BMI for his music SAMBA DeVerao, which, in Brazil, only GAROTA DE IPANEMA by TOM JOBIM and VINICIUS DE MORAIS has been so granted. VALLE’s SONGBOOK consisting of two CD’s of his biggest successes had singers CAETANO VELOSO,MARIA BETHANIA, CHICO BUARQUE and ROBERTO MENESCAL . I am a friend and partner in one song of Roberto Menescal , andhe has been my guest in some shows in Australia , Singapore and Japan , but please understand that he is not considered a God , as you have mentioned , as nobody is here ) .
Valle’s new CD “ESTÁTICA” , has been released in Japan and Europe by FAROUT RECORDINGS along with tours , and is soon to be released in Brazil, and it is already considered one of the best of his career.
MARCOS VALLE presents his Special Guest, WANDA SA whose sound has been one of the foundations that sustains and renews universally the “Bossa Nova”. She grew up along with BossaNova, from girl to woman. Together, it is a brilliant pairing of highly talented musicians who compose and perform, their first engagement together in the US.
WANDA SA, Vocalist and Guitarist, is one of the greatest and most important interpreters of her generation having performed on stage with ROBERTO MENESCAL, CARLOS LYRA, DONATO, MARCOS VALLE, JOYCE, LUIS CARLOS VINHAS, OS CARIOCAS and more…some of Brazil’s most important artists. In the 60’s living in the US, Wanda Sa was part of Brazil ’65 with SERGIO MENDES, JORGE BEN, ROSINHA DE VALENÇA, TIÃO NETO and CHICO BATERA. She has a brilliant continuing career working alongside the ‘elite’ musicians/composers of Brazil. This year with “Power Trio”, her musical group, she performed in Tribute to the Maestro Helvius Vilela, and also perfomed with Danilo Caymmi, Miucha, Emilio Santiago, Carlos Lyra, and Marcos Valle.
VALLE and WANDA SA are joined by PATRICIA ALVI, also a very talented vocalist, JESSE SADOC on Trumpet and Fluglehorn, SERGIOBRANDAO on Bass, and RENATO ( MASSA) CALMON on Drums, directfrom Rio !
When it comes to Brazilian popular music and BossaNova style, this is as good as it gets…music ‘elegant’ , ‘hot’, ‘swinging’, ‘romantic’, ‘virtuosic’,…a rare treat comes to Birdland, a new home for Brazilian music ! BOSSABRASIL !
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Shows: 8:30 and 11:00 pm Center Seating: $40, Side: $30 $10 Minimum
Parking Nearby – A full dinner menu !