Samba-Jazz and Bossa Nova Ensemble

“Beco das Garrafas” (Alley of Bottles / Gasse der Flaschen) is a place in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, that in the 1950’s and 1960’s the Bossa Nova was “born”. A very bohemian and famous location where names like Sergio Mendes, Baden Powell, Luiz Bonfá, Dom um Romao and many others used to meet to Jam and play the “new sound”. The mix of the elements of the Jazz from the 1940’s and 1950’s and the roots of the samba and the Brazilian Afro-Rhythms, gave birth to a very unique music style, a new music genre considered the first “Jazz Fusion” in the Brazilian culture. In this ensemble we will explore and practice a repertory of Bossa Nova and Samba Jazz, the 2 most Internationally known genres of Brazil, and the different ways to play and interpret it in any instrument.

This ensemble is for any level, from beginner to advanced players, and to all the interested people. There are no previous requirements. The instrumentation is very variable and adaptable.

Trigo Santana

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Duration: 90min/week
Schedule: Monday
Time: 7:30 – 9 pm

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