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Monday, April 29, 2019
7:00 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Claudia Villela: The Music of Jobim


For Claudia Villela, music is a journey into spontaneity and inspiration, as her past recording projects with Toots Thielemanns and Michael Brecker can attest. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, Villela absorbed the folkloric tradition of Brazil, as well as the influences of classical composers and American jazz. Her vocal improvisations and compositions encompass the full range of emotive sound, sometimes dramatic, sometimes humorous, but always fascinating. Her band on this concert dates features Gary Meek on saxophone, Jasnam Daya Singh on piano, Carlos Oliveira on guitar, Gary Brown on bass, Celso Alberti on drums and celebrates the iconic music of Jobim, as well as the release of Villela’s latest album: Encantada Live.

$28.35/Advance $33.60/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
1/2 Price for Students at the Door
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 5:30 PM
Sponsored by Howard & Rosalind Fisher

Claudia Villela Website


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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