One of the greatest Brazilian contemporary singers and songwriters and peerless interpreter of Brazilian songbook, Rosa Passos voice and rhythmic articulation is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald. “Rosa sings with the subtlety and nuance of Bossa Nova, the spark of jazz and excitement of MPB. No other singer is able to make you feel so emotional like Rosa Passos does," said Ricardo Freire, journalist in O Estado de São Paulo.
Passos returns to Berklee to give a Master Class about the three pillars of traditional Brazilian Music: Bossa Nova, Samba, and Balads (Samba-canção). Accompanied by her musicians, Passos will present these three pillars through her performance, and question and answer with the audience.
Rosa Passos is a success on the international jazz circuit and has as admirers some of the greatest International artists. About to complete 35 years of career, Rosa Passos has already performed in more than 37 countries, and in the biggest International theaters and jazz festivals around the world. She is still the only Brazilian singer who performed at Carnagie Hall in New York alone with her guitar, with tickets sold out three weeks before the performance.
Passos received an honorary degree from Berklee in 2008.
Rosa Passos, guitar and vocals
Celso de Almeida (drums); Paulo Paulelli (bass); Lula Galvão (guitar); Hélio Alves (piano).