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Jan 31-Feb 3 Panorama Brasil in Tasmania
Feb 4 - Panorama Brasil at MRC
Dec 17 - Trio Agogo at Paris Cat

Upcoming Gigs

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Jan 31-Feb 3 Panorama Brasil in Tasmania

Jan 31-Feb 3 Panorama Brasil Tasmanian tour

featuring Alda Rezende (Brazil/NZ)


Panorama Brasil are back on the road, returning to Tasmania for the first time since 2014.  This time, they are joined by the incredible Brazilian singer Alda Rezende.  Alda is one of the most captivating voices to emerge from Brazil in recent years, and has previously performed with Panorama Brasil at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (with Vince Jones and Doug de Vries).  On this tour, Alda will be singing great samba, bossa nova and MPB, from some of Brazil's best-known songwriters, including Jobim, Baden Powell, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, and Edu Lobo.

Tues Jan 31 - Launceston Jazz Club at the Royal Oak. Cnr Brisbane and Tamar Sts, Launceston.  Dinner from 6pm, main show 8pm.

Wed Feb 1 - The Wharf - Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone.  Wharf Rd, Ulverstone.

Fri Feb 3 - Sixty Jazz Club, Salamanca Arts, Hobart.  Only 60 reserved seats available!  Limited door sales.

Feb 4 - Panorama Brasil at MRC

Saturday February 4, 7pm

Panorama Brasil and the Melbourne Recital Centre present:

Os Afro Sambas (Baden Powell)

featuring Alda Rezende (Brazil)


Baden Powell was one of the most important Brazilian musicians of the 20th century.  A virtuosic guitarist and genius composer, he combined classical techniques with popular harmony and swing, performing in many different styles, including bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz and música popular brasileira. His album Os Afro-sambas is a masterpiece of post-Bossa Nova Brazil. Written with poet/lyricist Vinícius de Moraes, these compositions represent the breadth and beauty of Afro-Brazilian music — music central to the Brazilian identity.

Melbourne band Panorama Brasil draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador. Lead by drummer/composer Alastair Kerr, a long-time student of Brazilian music, and recognised as one of Australia’s best exponents of Brazilian percussion, Panorama Brasil explores the Afro roots that inspired Powell bringing the Afro-Brazilian drumming to the centre of this suite. Joining the band is Alda Rezende, a native of Belo Horizonte and one of the most captivating voices to come out of Brazil in recent years.

Bookings here through the Melbourne Recital Centre






Dec 17 - Trio Agogo at Paris Cat

Saturday December 17, 7pm - Trio Agogo at Paris Cat

Brazil on Fire is an exciting collaboration between two of Melbourne’s great exponents of Brazilian music.
 Trio Agogo have been performing since 2009 and features master percussionist Al Kerr and Guitarists Adam May and Paul Carey.  These players have featured in Doug de Vries’ legendary groups and have forged their own groups which have toured nationally and been invited to international festivals.  Ben Carr is well known in Australia as a saxophonist of great virtuosity and originality.  He leads his own trio and is a prolific composer.  This collaboration brings together the powerful swinging grooves of the rhythm section as the bed for Carr’s explosive improvisations.  The material is comprised of standard repertoire which has been reinterpreted within this group and original contemporary compositions inspired by Brazil and beyond.  Online bookings here.