Luiz Morais Band - London Bossa Quartet
LONDON Hampstead Jazz Club
The Duke of Hamilton 23-25 New End Hampstead
Each steeped in the rich musical tradition of Brazil, these exceptional instrumentalists also bring together diverse influences from Jazz, Choro and Funk to create a fine, sophisticated and daring take on the Brazilian Jazz tradition, giving audiences a thrilling introduction to Brazil beyond Bossa Nova. Gathering some of the very best Brazilian Jazz instrumentalists in the UK scene, the London Bossa Quartet is dedicated to exploring the richness of Brazilian instrumental music through sophisticated arrangements and exciting improvisation.
Playing an exquisite repertoire comprised of a mix of classics by all-time master Brazilian composers such as Tom Jobim, Joao Bosco and Hermeto Pascoal, as well as the band's acclaimed original compositions, the quartet creates a vibrant, virtuoso sound that takes audiences on a journey through Brazil that goes well beyond Bossa Nova.
The Quartet is comprised of Brazilian 7-string guitarist, arranger and composer Luiz Morais, a unique voice in the contemporary Brazilian jazz guitar. Based in London since 2010, he also leads the Luiz Morais Sextet, forging ahead in creating an innovative and experimental rebirth of the Brazilian musical tradition in the wider landscape of Jazz and world music. He has played with some of the finest contemporary performers in the UK including Adriano Adewale, Gareth Lochrane, Georgia Mancio and Alice Zawadzki and has played alongside the legendary Gilberto Gil. The show simply sparkles with talent and extraordinary music, the likes of which is unusual to hear at this level outside of Brazil. Unmissable!
Luiz Morais - 7 String Guitar
Sam Watts - Piano
Mateus Nova - Bass
Marius Rodrigues - Drums