Rockport Music Presents Berklee JazzLove Songs of the Americas

Thursday / February 17, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main St.
United States
Ray, Bermejo, Greenspan, Friesen

Mili Bermejo, Eugene Friesen, Tim Ray, and Dan Greenspan offer a program that includes Spanish, English, and Portuguese tangos, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, and popular standards. Celebrating love in all its complicated dimensions, this concert kicks off the release of their album Love Songs of the Americas.

Love Songs of the Americas is an offering of exceptionally beautiful music from North and South America, performed by four veteran musicians: Mili Bermejo (voice), Eugene Friesen (cello), Tim Ray (piano), and Dan Greenspan (double bass). Songs in Spanish, English, and Portuguese feature the vocal artistry of Mili Bermejo in arrangements enhanced by the soulful cello of Eugene Friesen. Using music language authentic to each song and informed by jazz and other world traditions, Love Songs of the Americas reveals the unique facets of the four players while placing ensemble playing as the focal point of the performance. Join us during Valentine's Day week for this special musical presentation.

$18, $24, $32