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June 2 - Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat
Saturday, June 2, 7pm
Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club
featuring Jacq Gawler
Jacqueline Gawler, one of Australia's best interpreters of Brazilian song, joins Panorama Brasil for a tour through the works of some of Brazil's greatest songwriters. Music from Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Cartola, Djavan, and more. Supported by Panorama Brasil - Australia's leading Brazilian-jazz ensemble, lead by drummer/composer Alastair Kerr. These shows regularly sell-out - bookings strongly recommended.
Dany Maia Quintet at the Paris Cat
Dany Maia Quintet at the Paris Cat Jazz Club
Friday May 25, 7pm
Dany Maia returns to the Paris Cat with her stellar band. Joined by Daniel Mougerman (piano), Ben Carr (sax), Memo Beltzer (bass), and Al Kerr (drums), Dany brings incredible joy and energy to every performance. Singing great songs from samba, bossa nova, MPB, and forro, Dany brings the spirit of Salvador da Bahia to Melbourne. Bookings here.
Apr 20 & 21 - Afro Sambas with Alda Rezende
Panorama Brasil presents:
The Afro Sambas
Featuring Alda Rezende
Following sold-out performances with Panorama Brasil in 2017, Alda Rezende returns to Australia in 2018 to perform Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes' Afro Sambas with Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat. From the Brazilian state of Belo Horizonte, Alda is one of the most distinctive and captivating voices to emerge from Brazil in recent years.
A virtuosic guitarist and genius composer, Baden Powell 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-based ensemble 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 one of Australia’s leading exponents of Brazilian percussion) Panorama Brasil explores the Afro roots that inspired Powell, bringing Afro-Brazilian drumming to the centre of this suite.