STINGRAY DJAZZ PRESENTS: BACK TO SCHOOL
MONDAYS THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER AT 21:00 CEST
As summer draws to a close, it’s time to go back to school! Every year in September, Stingray DJAZZ highlights a musical genre or subgenre. To stretch the summer vibes to the limit, Stingray DJAZZ dives into the music of Brazil, the bossa nova in particular. Especially for you, Stingray DJAZZ’s editor has selected a variety of bossa nova performances, from the genre’s early days to its current blossoming. On September 5, marvel at Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell’s quartet in performance in ‘Jazz Samba’. On September 12, picture yourself in Brazil as the multifaceted singer-pianist Eliane Elias concertizes with her trio. Tune in for Gilberto Gil’s Latin vocals on September 19. On September 26, enjoy a concert appearance by legendary bossa nova vocalist Astrud Gilberto.
Jazz samba Baden Powell Quartet
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 21:00 CEST
Recorded in 1971 in Paris, France, Brazilian, classically trained bossa nova guitarist Baden Powell and his quartet play Pai, Lotus (written by Baden Powell), Tristeza (by Haroldo Lobo/Niltinho), Round Midnight (by Thelonious Monk), Nega do cabelo duro (by David Nasser/Rubens Soares), and Aos pes da cruz (by Zé da Zilda/Marino Pinto). Powell is joined by Ernesto Ribeiro-Gonçalves on double bass, Helio Schiavo on drums, and Alfredo Bessa on percussion.
Eliane Elias Trio in Concert
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 21:00 CEST
There’s no question about it: with a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album for her recording ‘Made In Brazil’, seven previous Grammy nominations, four ‘Gold Disc Awards’, and three ‘Best Vocal Album Awards’ in Japan, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. In her projects, Elias wears many hats: she serves as producer, composer, lyricist, arranger, pianist, and vocalist. In this concert broadcast, recorded live at the Philharmonie in Munich, Elias shows her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian samba roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental bebop, jazz, classical, and compositional skills. She is an artist beyond category, and in this concert she performs with Jay Randall Anderson (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Gilberto Gil: Jazz à Vienne
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 21:00 CEST
Brazilian artist Gilberto Gil returns to Jazz à Vienne in France with a new round of singing that is inspired by his latest album ‘Fé na Festa’: a mixture of celebration, tradition and even some rock now and then. Gilberto Gil, worldwide known for as musician and the Brazilian minister of Culture, was one of the pioneers of the cultural movement ‘tropicalismo’. This movement, with a strong character of social protest, combines elements of traditional Brazilian culture with modern art forms. Gilberto Gil's new sound clearly has its roots in Brazilian culture, yet it is always inspired by jazz.
Astrud Gilberto Band
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 21:00 CEST
Since 1977, Estival is a summer jazz festival in Switzerland, Lugano. Estival offers a thrilling and particularly surprising line-up that explores the rich world of contemporary music whilst promoting the understanding of different cultures, tolerance, and co-existence. “The Girl From Ipanema”, Astrud Gilberto’s second name. The Brazilian bossa-nova and samba singer gives an outstanding, swinging performance at Estival Lugano. The band features Marcello Gilberto, David Sacks, Gil Goldstein, and Eduardo da Fonseca. Astrud started to record her own compositions in the '70s. She has recorded songs in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Japanese.