CongaDr+ Tony's Conga Adventures: Homenagem Brasileira with Celso Alberti and David Belove 8/7 Yerba buena at 12pm

Friday, August 1, 2008

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Homenagem Brasileira with Celso Alberti and David Belove 8/7 Yerba buena at 12pm

"Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira

Date: August 7, 2008

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Esplanade

Homenagem Brasileira, featuring vocalist Sandy Cressman, is a musical journey through the world of Brazilian jazz. Cressman and her critically acclaimed band pay tribute to the great Brazilian composers Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Toninho Horta and many others, by interpreting their music in the way it was intended: intimate and melodic, or fiercely rhythmic. Please visit Homenagem Brasileira's website for more information."

This should be a ripping rhythm section, as the bio's will tell. I know Belove is a monster Bass man. This is one of the styles of music that was ubiquitous in my household, growing up. Its due to the influence of Brazilian music on Jazz that had me, in my youth, wanting to put down the sax and pick up a pair of sticks.

info on the band:

Celso Alberti (Drums)

Celso Alberti was born in Curitiba in the south of Brazil and moved to New York City in 1982. After establishing himself on the New York jazz and Brazilian scene, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1984 to play with Terra Sul. Beginning in 1986, Celso joined Flora Purim and Airto for a series of tours in Europe, the U.S. and Brazil. Celso also recorded two CD’s with Flora and Airto, "The Magicians" and "Queen of the Night" for Concord Crossover Records. Celso has also recorded and toured with Herbie Mann, Sergio Mendez, Marcos Silva and Jose Neto.

David Belove (Bass)

Kansas City native David Belove relocated to California in the early 1980’s and became the Bay Area’s most prominent Latin and Brazilian bassist. He has recorded and toured with Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Tito Puente, the Machete Ensemble, Rebeca Mauleon-Santana, Claudia Villela, and Oscar Castro-Neves. David has also worked with Jazz artists Joe Henderson, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie and many others. David is also an excellent photographer, whose photos of Sandy Cressman and her band are featured on the Homenagem Brasileira CD jacket.

Marcos Silva (Keyboards)

Rio-native Marcos Silva established himself in Brazil at a young age as keyboardist, arranger and musical director for such artists as vocalists Leny Andrade, Emilio Santiago and trumpeter Marcio Montarroyos. In 1979, Marcos settled in New York City, where he performed with Jon Lucien and Claudio Roditi, and then was spotted playing with his own group "Steps of Imagination" by vocalist Flora Purim. Flora signed the group to be her back-up band, and Marcos soon relocated to Santa Barbara, California, where he wrote arrangements for and toured with Flora Purim and Airto. Marcos has recorded and toured with such notable artists as Toninho Horta, Ricardo Silveira, Bud Shank and Paquito d’Rivera. Marcos recorded two CD’s with his group "Intersection" for Concord Records, "White and Black" and "Here We Go", and is working on a new recording to be released in 1999.

Harvey Wainapel (Saxophones)

Multi-saxophonist Harvey Wainapel concentrates equally on the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones. Harvey has performed with McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Ray Charles, Benny Carter, and Joe Lovano. Besides his extensive jazz background, Harvey is also heavily involved with the music of Brazil, including performances with Manfredo Fest, Weber Drummond and Mike Marshall’s "Choro Famoso", which spotlights Wainapel’s clarinet prowess. Harvey’s two CD releases, "At Home/On the Road (JazzMission Records) and "Ambrosia: The Music of Kenny Barron"(A Records), have received high critical acclaim in publications such as Down Beat, Jazz Times and Jazz Life. Harvey will be releasing a new CD in December 1998, "The Hang"(Spirit Nectar Records).

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