In a collaboration that’s sure to delight audiences who love jazz and Brazilian music, the award-winning Brownman Electryc Trio joins forces with acclaimed Brazilian vocalist Luanda Jones for a unique & exciting cross-pollination of New York electric-jazz and modern Brazilian style, playing a combination of both Brownman’s and Luanda’s compositions & re-inventions of classics.
LUANDA JONES QUARTET
Luanda Jones – Voice and guitar (Brazil) Brownman Ali - flugelhorn (Trinidad)
Ian de Souza – bass and effects (Uganda) Marito Marques - drums and perc (Portugal)
Brownman and Luanda have collaborated in the past – he appearing as aguest soloist with her regular quartet, her often sitting in with the Electryc Trio. Their unique combination of sounds always prove infectious to audiences. Both are masterful with their respective instruments, both deliver passionate performances as leaders. Having them co-lead an ensemble is recipe for musical wonderment.
Jovino Santos Neto trio + Luanda Jones @ Jazz Bistro
Three time Latin Grammy nominee brilliant Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto shares the state at Jazz Bistro with bassist Roberto Occhipinti – vocalist Luanda Jones and world renowned percussionist Jamey Haddad – two nights only Wednesday May 13 and Thursday May 14 – don’t miss this rare opportunity to see and hear these great musicians on the same stage before they embark on a US concert tour.
Brazilian Canadian singer Luanda Jones received rave reviews for her 2009 release Aquarela. A captivating but subtle performer, Luanda is a unique voice on the Canadian jazz landscape, blending samba, bossa nova, funk and jazz.
She will be playing with Ian de Souza (on bass) and Marito Marques (on drums).
Havana Club – Cuba Libre Friday: Yani Borrell Salsa Orchestral + Dance Lesson with AfroLatino Dance + DJ Jimmy Suave
One of Toronto’s best-loved salsa singers, Yani developed his distinctive vocal style and dynamic stage presence with well known Cuban show bands including the internationally acclaimed orchestra, Valentin Y Los Del Caribe.
With a voice that is smooth, intense, and a little bit sweet, Sudbury’s PATRICIA CANO delivers the goods with the expression and presence of a Broadway star, serving up her luscious sound in English, French, and Spanish.
Drawing on her background in theatre, Spanish literature, Korean singing, and Brazil’s Carioca music scene, Patricia has a dazzling wealth and diversity of experience, effortlessly blending jazz, blues, South American folk, samba, Afro-Peruvian rhythms, and more.
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, LUANDA JONES captivates audiences with her unique take on Brazilian classics and her own finely crafted original songs. Her suave, jazz-inflected vocals and stylized guitar harmonies are delivered with an unforgettable voice and magnetic onstage personality.