Brazilian Jazz legends Fest: Salute to VINICIUS DE MORAES & BADEN POWELL
feat. THE AFRO SAMBAS ENSEMBLE
& ANDRES LAPRIDA
The Afro Sambas Ensemble
On the 50th anniversary of “Os Afro Sambas” groundbreaking Grammy win, an ensemble made up of New York’s top contemporary musicians will pay homage to Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes Brazilian-jazz legacy.
World Guitar Master Andres Laprida , drummer Helio Schiavo, who was the key factor in the original sound of Baden Powell ,(one of Brazil’s most respected and gifted guitar player and composer) , , percussionist, and Everton Isidoro & Special Guest Joelma Batista team up to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legends.
Introduced to the public at a young age by the Brazilian music masters Antonio Carlos Jobim , Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes, Argentine guitarist Andres Laprida has always had an affinity for the rhythms and sounds of Brazil. A prolific performer, composer and producer, he has racked up rave reviews from audiences, musicians and critics worldwide for his brilliant guitar skills. His unique sound matches any style, and Laprida has recorded with a wide range of artists, including Gato Barbieri, Phillipe Saisse, New London Consort Orchestra and DJ Spooky. At this appearance, Laprida will pay tribute to the samba sounds of Brazilian greats Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes.
A thoroughly accomplished, self-taught musician, Helio Schiavo is proficient in all styles of drumming,from Brazilian to traditional and modern jazz to progressive-rock-fusion.
Embarking upon the international music scene at an early age,by 1967,he was the key factor,in the original sound of Baden Powell,one of Brazil’s most respected and gifted guitar player and composer.As such,their association lasted through 1974,during which time they toured extensively througtout Europe and Japan,recording half a dozen on studios and “live”albuns together.
Since 1974, Helio has recorded and toured the world with virtually every major traditional Brasilian music star. As such,he has colaborated with:Paulo Moura,A Fina Flor do Samba,Clara Nunes,Beth Carvalho,
Everton Isidoro was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He began studying percussion in 1999, and he has completed his Bachelors degree in Percussion at the Federal University of Bahia in 2007. His work has consisted of 9 years as a percussion teacher and musician at Neojibá project, percussion teacher at EspaçoCultural Pierre Verger, musician at Orchestra Afro-Sinfônica, the Orchestra Soteropolifônica, as well as teacher and coordinator of the percussion group Tom de Percussão. He has played with artists such as Maria Bethânia, Ivete Sangalo, Caetano Veloso, Susana Baca, Carlinhos Brown, Mercedes Sosa, Cecília Todd, Ramiro Musotto, and others. Everton has completed many tours with Neojibá in Europe, the US, and South America.