Luiz Melodia L.A. Tribute
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Luiz Melodia L.A. Tribute

Our main concert will take place at Zebulon Café, music directed by guitarist and arranger Denys Cristian. The program features singers Thalma de Freitas (Orquestra Imperial); Carla Hassett (“Rio”, Sergio Mendes, Billy Idol); Sônia Santos (Brasil Brazil); Emina Shimanuki (MôForró, Samba Society, Viver Brasil 20 at the Ford Theatres), and Jessica Jeza Vautor ( resident performer at the “Blue Whale”).

The band formed by guitarrist Renato Piau; percussionist Steve Thornton (Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock), percussionist Léo Costa (Sergio Mendes, “Rio”) pianist Mika Mutti (Sergio Mendes, John Legend), saxophonist Randal Fisher (Ethio Cali); bassist André de Sant’anna (Jason Mraz and Sergio Mendes); percussionist Gibi Dossantos (Viver Brasil, Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira), and violinist, mandolinist, and composer Ted Falcon (Jambrosia, Gypsy Jazz Club).

 

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Melodia Melodies at Blue Whale
Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Melodia Melodies at Blue Whale

An intimist jazz tribute to Luiz Melodia will take place at the Blue Whale.

This program will be music directed by guitarist and keyboardist Mika Mutti (Sergio Mendes, Jamie Foxx) and features guitarist, singer, songwriter and arranger Renato Piau; bassist John Leftwich (Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie); cellist Artyom Manukyan (Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC, Tigran Hamasyan; Armenian Navy Band with Arto Tuncboyaciyan), and drummer and percussionist Michael Shapiro (Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Sergio Mendes).

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