Perth International Jazz Festival 2021: Braziliance!
Perth International Jazz Festival 2021 presents Braziliance!
Where cool jazz and funk embrace the tropical fire of Samba, Forró, Baio and beyond.
This eight-piece Latin extravaganza will have you swooning with its electrifying energy, glorious grooves, and a hypnotic horn section made up of some of Perth’s hottest musical talent. Braziliance brings the classic sounds of Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendez and Gilberto Gil into the now with cool remix re-imaginings a la Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Beady Belle, Michael Jackson and more.
It’s a perfect segway into summer featuring Victoria Newton and her sensational band that includes Grant Windsor – keyboard/BVs; Daniel Susnjar – drums; Freddie Grigson – guitar; Joe Southwell – bass; Ricki Malet – trumpet; Oliver Taylor – saxophones; and Jeremy Greig – trombone. Victoria Newton’s love affair with Brazilian jazz began when she first heard the incredible music of Flora Purim and Airto Moreria whilst studying on the jazz course at WAAPA. This passion continued to blossom when she moved to the UK and became part of various Brazilian Jazz bands such as Cayenne and Samara, playing regular gigs in and around London for many years.
Later she had the wonderful opportunity to be part of Oxala, an original Brazilian band led by UK saxophonist and composer, Paul Booth. Victoria and Paul have collaborated on many projects over the years, and in 2014 Victoria recorded several original works on Paul Booth’s Patchwork Project, a recording featuring musical influences from Brazil, Peru, India along with jazz, folk, and contemporary styles. This release culminated in two performances at the 2014 London International Jazz Festival.
Saturday 6 November 2021 | 7:30pm