September 15, 2013
An exciting overview of traditional and contemporary Brazilian rhythms with master pianist Debora Gurgel. For all instrumentalists and vocalists.
Debora Gurgel is a pianist, arranger and composer who takes Brazilian jazz to its roots and back into a modern approach. Her sophisticated compositions merge jazz harmonies and classical influences with Brazilian rhythms. Her compositions are extremely sophisticated, with jazz harmonies and classical influences merged with Brazilian rhythms. She has composed music for Jazz Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Tom Jobim Orchestra, Filó Machado, Lilian Carmona Band, Chico Pinheiro and Amilton Godoy. deboragurgel.com.br
This participatory workshop with acclaimed Brazilian singer Dani Gurgel focuses on how to sing and interpret the Portuguese language for effective performance of Brazilian vocal music. Vocal technique is also addressed.
Singer-songwriter Dani Gurgel makes modern Brazilian music. After playing various musical instruments, Dani found the one she loves best — her voice! She joins beautiful lyrics with the precision of an instrumentalist. danigurgel.com.br
This hands-on masterclass with top contemporary Brazilian drummer Thiago Rabello is recommended for all drummers interested in enhancing their ability to play authentic Brazilian drum set grooves.
Thiago Rabello performs and records with major artists ranging from jazz icons such as Cesar Camargo Mariano to Brazilian pop and country stars including Chitãozinho & Xororó. thiagorabello.com.br
Jazz pianist Gildo Mahones has played with many of the great jazz legends including Joe Morris, Milt Jackson, Benny Carter, Lester Young and Benny Green. Gildo presents an afternoon of jazz with his trio, Glenn Richman on bass and Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums.
The Jazzschool Vocal Department presents a monthly jazz vocal jam session, hosted by Angharad Jones. All are welcome! Singers should bring three copies of their song for the band. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to sign up.