Bass principal Fernando Firmino presents a concert of little-known Brazilian music alongside musicians from the United States and China. The performance will feature music from composers ranging from Sivuca to Hermeto Pascoal.
This presentation of rearranged jazz standards, covers, and some original tunes in the styles of pop and folk will be performed by a five-piece band consisting of drums, bass, piano, guitar, and vocals. The originals are composed by Lydia Renold (and possibly others) and arranged by her and the rest of the group.
Fresh off the heels of their 2014 Grammy win, Snarky Puppy released their latest album, We Like It Here. Recorded live in the Pups' signature style, the album debuted at no. 1 on iTunes jazz charts across the world and established the band as the standard bearers for a new movement in jazz. Once based in Texas and now in New York, this quasi-collective has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still underground in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, the Village Voice, the Guardian, and the Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.
With no particular connecion to the event name, let alone soap commercial jingles, Vid Jamnik's quartet and its subsets will present a diverse program of original music and a couple of standards. They will be joined by a couple of great guests.
After working in music since his late teens, musician and songwriter Mitchy Collins woke up in the spring of 2013 inspired to create a new project, a folk/pop duo that balanced his own voice with a female counterpart. The idea was to channel an organic sense of candor in propulsive acoustic numbers in a way that felt free of industry pressure. The Jersey-born Brooklyn musician connected with Danielle Bouchard, a songwriter and theater actress, through a friend who sat Collins down and played him a recording of Bouchard covering a Bonnie Raitt tune. When they met, the duo clicked immediately, both personally and in the studio where their voices matched seamlessly with each other. The end result was the duo’s independently released debut EP, With Love. The EP’s four songs are amiable, hoky, and infused with a humble optimism. With Love was released in November of 2013, and its flagship single, "Be Okay," has a celebratory buoyancy to its folky riffs and infectious chorus that reflects Oh Honey’s overarching affirmative tone.
Martina Liviero is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She combines different musical backgrounds such as Argentinian music and contemporary jazz, among other styles. Watch her in an evening of acoustic music.