BOSSABRASIL at BIRDLAND Featuring MARCOS VALLE MAY 29 – JUNE 2
This magical collaboration of MARCOS VALLE and PAULA & JAQUES MORELENBAUM , direct from Rio in Brazil, hold up the tradition of the era of Bossa Nova and Samba, bringing melodic genius and fabulous infectious swinging Brazilian rhythms . PAULA was a vocalist with the JOBIM band for years before going out on her own to great acclaim. Her husband, JAQUES is a renowned cellist who graces the Birdland stage for the first time along with the other great artists in the Band , talented Vocalist Patricia Alves, top Brazilian bassist Itaiguara Brandao on bass, exciting Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc and famed Drummer Renato Masssa from Brazil plus talented jazz guitarist
MARCOS VALLE – The charismatic Composer, Keyboardist, Singer, has had a 50-year career, following in the footsteps of the Jobim/Lyra generation with over 500 songs to his credit composed and recorded by the greats Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Jay Z, Kanye West and so many more . Some of his hits include “Summer Samba”, “The Face I Love’, and “Batucada” known around the world .
Valle is also an exciting composer/singer and keyboardost who has toured the world many times with his Band to sold-out audiences bringing his special brand of music combining Bossa Nova, Pop , and other Brazilian rhythms, including London’s Barbican Hall, The Blue Note in Japan, Cirque D’Hiver in Paris. His “Songbook” consisting of 26 hits has recordings by top artists, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Chico Barque, Eumir Deodato, and more.
Paula Morelenbaum and husband Jaques, cellist, (arranger/producer) are connoisseurs of Bossa Nova having worked ten years with Antonio Carlos Jobim in his brillianat ‘Nova Banda’ band after which they went and followed their own careers.
Paula has recorded many CD’s of acclaim including “Telecoteco” which was nominated fora ‘Brazilian Music Award” and a Latin Grammy. She recorded several times with fames Pianist/Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto“…also “Samba Preludio” with pianist Ralf Schmid and trumpeter Joo Kraus bridging German and Brazilian cultures with beautiful melodies.
Together with Jaques she has recorded many important projects .
Recently , they recorded “Paula e Jaques Morelenbaum Live in Italia Ommagio a Jobim” . They have performed at major venues around the world, most importantly, Carnegie Hall where the New York Times wrote “…delivered Jobim’s songs with a sense of almost holy rapture.”
Jaques has also collaborated as cellist, arranger, producer with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Egberto Gismonti, Gal Costa Ryuichi Sakamoto, Omar Sosa, Henri Sslavador, Sting, among others.
Pat Philips- Stratta maintains great interest in the this music of Brasil which she and Ettore Stratta , her partner and husband presented for many years. Philips continues on this path.
BOSSABRASIL at BIRDLAND will be a special collaboration of some of Brazil’s most important artists.
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