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Monday, July 22
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Ivan Lins

6:00 PM
All Ages
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Ivan Lins reigns as the preeminent Brazilian composer of his generation, on par with icons including Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. His hotly-anticipated new album, My Heart Speaks, is his first in six years.

Though Lins didn’t release an album in the United States until 1986, his tunes had already made a huge impact on American music. After Quincy Jones scored a GRAMMY with his version of the pianist’s “Velas” on his 1981 album The Dude, the floodgates opened. Jazz giants including Sarah Vaughan, Joe Pass, Blossom Dearie, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald began recording Ivan’s songs, as did pop stylists Barbra Streisand, Take 6 and Sting.

A marvelously inventive pianist and captivating singer, Lins is one of the best interpreters of his own songbook. On My Heart Speaks, Lins revisits many of his greatest compositions in revelatory new versions backed by a sterling quartet, the 91-member Tblisi Symphony Orchestra, and guests including Randy Brecker, Dianne Reeves, and Jane Monheit.

Ivan Lins Website
Sponsored by Aptos Travel Clinic
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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