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Welcome to my website

PB Lowres-19This site is dedicated to my musical life.  You'll find mp3s, videos and photos of my projects; news on upcoming concerts and albums; plus information about my teaching and workshops.

As well as teaching in the performance course at Monash University, in 2018 I will continue as part of the music team at Northcote High, leading the Symphonic Band and Senior Stage Bands, as well as teaching some great young drummers and percussionists.

The past year or so has seen some incredible new shows from Panorama Brasil: the new Candomble-inspired suite Chant/Call: Songs of the Gods, as well as shows featuring the music of Milton Nascimento and Djavan.  In 2017 we toured NSW, ACT, Vic and Tas with Brazilian chanteuse Alda Rezende, performing Os Afro Sambas.  Alda returns to Melbourne in April 2018 for further adventures in Afro Sambas!  Panorama Brasil were also part of the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, joining Vince Jones and Doug de Vries for a Jobim tribute.  

Meanwhile Asha Henfry is back from her travels, feeling inspired, and working hard on new projects for her choro/samba group, Tamandua.

There will of course be more in 2018 from the great galvanisers of Melbourne choro - Trio Agogo - and I'm looking forward to more great concerts with Danilo Rojas's Bolivian jazz group.

For details on all of these events, check my GIG listings.  You can also find information about all of these groups, including mp3s and videos on this site.  And you can visit us on facebook, see the latest videos on the new Panorama Brasil youtube channel, check out my instagram or catch Panorama Brasil on twitter (panorama_brasil).  I'm now on pinterest too, where I share a lot of great videos, photos and articles related to music and culture.

Upcoming Gigs
Feb 16 - Dany Maia at the Paris Cat
Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green
Jan 31 - Brazil's Modern Poets

Upcoming Gigs

Please click through the tabs for information on our upcoming gigs.

Feb 16 - Dany Maia at the Paris Cat

Friday Feb 16, 7pm

Dany Maia at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

 

Dany Maia returns to the Paris Cat in 2018 with her great blend of samba, bossa nova, MPB and more.  Dany is from Salvador da Bahia - the centre of Afro-Brazilian music and culture - and she'll be singing some incredible songs from her homeland.  Music from Baden Powell, Cartola, Jobim and more.  Doors open 6:30pm  Bookings strongly recommended.

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Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

Second Sunday of each month

Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

In the garden, 4-6pm

Trio Agogo and friends are back at the Brunswick Green for a summer of great music in the garden.  Choro on the second Sunday of each month.  313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.

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Jan 31 - Brazil's Modern Poets

Panorama Brasil and the Melbourne Recital Centre present:

Brazil's Modern Poets

Featuring Diana Clark, Jacqueline Gawler, and Doug de Vries

In this brand new presentation, Panorama Brasil turns their focus to the great lyricists of Brazil...

From the earliest days of samba, Brazil has produced lyricists capable of social insight, cutting wit and subtle beauty. From the protest songs of the dictatorship eras, to the intimacy of bossa nova, Panorama Brasil presents incredible songs from some of Brazil’s greatest modern poets, including Chico Buarque, Fernando Brant, Vinicius de Moraes and Edu Lobo.

Tickets through the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Jacqueline Gawler