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RONI BEN-HUR QUARTET With JOYCE MORENO

Roni Ben-Hur is a formidable guitarist with deep musical roots both in Jazz and the music of Brazil. Along with his Quartet, Helio Alves on Piano, Itaiguara Brandao on Bass, and Helio Schiavo on drums, he will pay tribute to some of Brazil’s most beloved composers such asJobim, Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha, Ary Baroso, Milton Nascimento…“Expect uplifting sambas, sensual Bossa Novas, and much more—all infused with a New York Jazz spice “, Ben-Hur explains.

‘I am especially excited about my Special Guest, legendary Brazilian Vocalist/Guitarist/Composer JOYCE MORENO. A true master of this music, Joyce has been on the vanguard of the evolution of Brazilian music and has thrilled people around the world for many decades with her enormous talent. “

…one of the greatest singers of all time!...as if it weren’t enough, Joyce is a great composer and plays ace guitar…..” Antonio Carlos Jobim

2018 continues to be an exciting and eventful year for Guitarist, Composer, Educator Roni Ben-Hur. It started with a series of highly praised performances in New York and Aspen, Colorado with legendary Grammy-Award winning Jazz pianist Roger Kellaway , several with Brazilian Vocalist/Guitarist, Teka Penteriche, followed by a four-country European tour and the release of his acclaimed CD “Introspection” with Harvie S. He just completed a five-night run at Birdland with some of the greatest talent in Brazilian music, Marcos Valle and Jaques & Paula Morelenbaum. Ben-Hur continues at Dizzy’s with what promises to be an exciting Samba/Jazz evening featuring his Quarter plus the sublime gifted JOYCE MORENO.

Joyce Moreno has written over 400 songs recorded by the greatest names in Brazilian popular music: Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Methania, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Emilio Santiago, Nana Caymmi, Zizi Possi, Simone, Leny Andrade and many more. She has received four Latin Grammy nominations, travels all over the world and continues to record, never losing her feminine Brazilian identity, a pioneer female songwriter/singer/instrumentalist expressing herself.

Jazz Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone, improvisational brilliance, compositional lyricism and ability to charm peers. Gary Giddins in the Voice wrote “ a limber and inventive guitarist…keeps the modernist flame alive and pure ....with a low flame burning in every note “

RONI BEN-HUR QUARTET
With Special Guest
JOYCE MORENO
Legendary Brazilian Songstress/Composer
“Bossa Nova with a Jazz Influence”
DIZZY’S Coca Cola – July 13 - 15
 
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