|August 24, 2019|
|New York City|
The trio led by drummer Stephane San Juan with Vitor Gonçalves on piano and Eduardo Belo on bass plays a repertoire of instrumental brazilian, african and american songs in a Bossa Nova, Samba Jazz style.
Internationally renowned drummer, percussionist, singer-composer, curator and record producer Stéphane San Juan was born in France where he started to work as a musician at the age of 17, then studied and worked with music in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cuba, England, Ghana, Morrocos, Senegal, South Africa, United States, his career includes works with Amadou et Mariam, Andy Sheppard, Bebel Gilberto, Bernard Purdie, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, David Byrne, Elza Soares, Eumir Deodato, Gilles Peterson, Jane Birkin, Jean-Claude Vannier, Joao Donato, Jose Gonzales, Kassin, Manu Dibango, Marcos Valle, Moreno Veloso, Rodrigo Amarante, Sibongile Khumalo, Seu Jorge, Tulipa Ruiz, Vanessa da Mata, Wilson das Neves and many more. San Juan recorded over 100 albums which includes Grammy nominated and winner albums
Vitor Gonçalves is a pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After an illustrious career as an in demand musician in Brazil, playing with such icons as Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethânia, Itiberê Zwarg, Paulo Moura, Zé da Velha, Elza Soares, Emílio Santiago and many others, he made the move to New York City, where he currently resides. Since arriving here in 2012, he has garnered much acclaim and built a star lighted resume, including features in NPR’s Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride, The New York Times, and Fox News. A frequent resident on the stages of Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, and the Jazz Gallery, he both leads his own projects, and collaborates with figures in the New York scene such as Anat Cohen, Vinícius Cantuária, Anthony Wilson, Cyro Baptista, and others.
Eduardo Belo is a New York based bass player from Brazil that is known for his versatility, switching from Brazilian music and Jazz fluidly. He has worked with artists such as Claudio Roditi, Steve Wilson, Kevin Hays, Bebel Gilberto, Clarica Assad, Duduka da Fonseca, Chico Pinheiro and many more.
Since relocating to New York from Rio de Janeiro nearly 4 years ago, Brazilian-American singer Alexia Bomtempo has fully embraced, challenged, and redefined the Northern half of her American artistic roots. Equally comfortable wandering amidst hazy memory-inducing soundscapes as she is in delivering flowing melodies influenced by her beachside upbringing in Rio de Janeiro, Alexia is an artist of multiple worlds. Her sound is individual and confidently feminine, and her songs embrace the raw emotion and sensitivity of great film scores. The lyrics evoke the grit and honesty of American and British rock and blues, along with the exploratory spirit of Tropicalia. In 2008, she began touring throughout Brazil, Japan and the U.S in support of her debut release Astrolábio (EMI Brazil), and her 2012 English language tribute to the legendary Caetano Veloso, I Just Happen to Be Here (Biscoito Fino). Alexia’s new record Chasing Storms and Stars is available September 22, 2017, and was co-produced by the Grammy-nominated David Boyle (Patty Griffin, Trixie Whitley) and industry veteran Jake Owen (Augustana, Forró in the Dark, DO Sounds). Critics are raving about Bomtempo and the first single ‘I Thought About You’
Brazilian Spiritual Transe Music w/electronic & acoustic percussionnists Davi Vieira, Gustavo Di Dalva, Mauro Refosco & Stephane San Juan. Davi Vieira was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, studied percussion, capoeira and dance. As a percussionist and vocalist Davi has contributed to recordings, share stage and/or toured with many great artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Carlos Santana, Richard Bona, Sergio Mendes, Sun Ra… Gustavo Di Dalva is a percussionist, producer and singer/songwriter from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil who started playing the percussion professionally at the age of 13, joined Gilberto Gil’s band when only 16 years old, and worked with a long list of artists including Arto Lindsay, Chico Science & Naçao Zumbi, Marisa Monte, Milton Nascimento to name a few. Mauro Refosco is a Brazilian percussionist who has performed and recorded with artists such as David Byrne, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dirty Projectors, and Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace. Drummer, percussionist, singer-songwriter, curator and record producer Stéphane San Juan was born in France where he started to work as a musician at the age of 17, then studied music in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cuba, England, Ghana, Morrocos, Senegal, South Africa, United States, his career includes works with Amadou et Mariam, Caetano Veloso, Jane Birkin, Joao Donato, Manu Dibango and many more.