Slaight Music Series
Enjoy a showcase of Canadian talent, live on the Luminato Lounge Stage. I will be playing with my trio @ Festival Hub.
Luanda Jones- Voice and guitar
Ian De Souza- Bass and effects
Marito Marques- Drums and kalimba
Monday, June 9th
Festival Hub at David Pecaut Square ( Map)
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Fred Martins @ LulaWorld (May 22nd)
A highly-respected composer, both in Europe and his native Brazil, Martins makes his Canadian debut with celebrated Toronto-based Brazilian vocalist Luanda Jones, bassist George Koller and drummer Mark Kelso.
Fred Martins With Luanda Jones
Presented in partnership with the Toronto International Brazil Fest, Cafe Com Letras and Nossa TV.
One of the best composers of his generation.”(Guinga)
Outstanding among Brazilian singer and songwriters of his generation, Fred Martins joins us from Spain to perform diverse repertoire embedded in the musical tradition of the emblematic Brazilian song-artisans. 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. Two of Toronto’s most highly-respected and in demand jazz musicians, Mark Kelso and Geoge Koller, will provide the rhythm section for this one-night-only concert.
May 22nd ( Thursday)
Lula Lounge ( Map)
1585 Dundas St W, Toronto
Show starts: 8pm ( Luanda Jones solo)
Admission: $20 / $15 advance at Be-mused.ca Presented by LulaMusic and Arts Center
(Ticket to 8pm show includes second show with Ruben Esguerra & Vox Sambou) A la carte or prix fixe menu available.
$35 prix fixe does not include ticket price. Tickets do not guarantee seating. Please reserve for dinner to guarantee tabled seating.
Presented by Small World Music.
Brazilian-born, Paris-based for over 20 years, Márcio Faraco stays true to the traditional music of Brazil, melding the language of the samba, bossa nova and choro in his evocative songs. While his music draws likely comparisons with the masters – Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, João Gilberto and Caetano Veloso – he is adept at straying from his South American roots adding Portuguese fado, African rhythms, and Cuban beats. Featuring delicate and masterful guitar work, his vocals are beautiful and engaging. Márcio is joined by Philippe Baden Powell on piano, the son of the legendary Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell.
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Luanda Jones Trio
This evening of gorgeous Brazilan sounds kicks off with a set by Toronto’s own Luanda Jones, a singer/songwriter who has been captivating audiences for over a decade with her unique blend of suave, jazz inflected vocals and stylized guitar harmonies. Passionately interpreting some of the South American nation’s most cherished popular musical traditionsm she draws from the wellspring of Brazil’s diverse MPB (Brazilian Pop Music ) genre, Luanda colours the expansive, encyclopedic sonic shades of her cherished influences with an unforgettable vocal charm and entirely welcoming onstage personality.
Ian De Souza on bass
Gordon Sheard on piano
March 18th- Tuesday
$20 adv / $25 door
Dinner reservations guarantee seating – call 416 588-0307
Small World Music
Join Luanda Jones on her birthday at the Monarch Tavern. Ian De Souza (bass) and Marito Marques (drums, percussion) complete the trio.
Luanda’s sound is a confluence of Brazilian jazz and popular music, honed into something subtle, sharp and enchanting.
Jan 30th ( Thursday)
Monarch Tavern – Downstairs (Map)
12 Clinton St., Toronto (South of College)
Show: 10pm (1 set)
There will be some fine selections by the DJ.
Admission: 5 for a fine evening of music, laughter and good people.