MICHEL NIRENBERG & BRAZIL PROJECT – 9PM & 11PM

09
/ Oct
2015

MICHEL NIRENBERG & BRAZIL PROJECT – 9PM & 11PM

Venue
TWINS JAZZ
Time
09:00 pm - 01:00 am
Price
$15.00
“An ambitions and alluring merger of jazz and Brazilian music. ”
– Dave Roger, WTJU 91.1 FM, Charlottesville, VA

“Here is a player who uses virtuosity not for self-aggrandizement but to glorify the music.”
– Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network

“Michel Nirenberg set out on this debut recording to build bridges between Brazilian contemporary music and American jazz. The bridge he’s built will stand the test of time and bear repeated crossing.”
– Ken Avis, Baltimore Jazz Alliance

Last summer Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg made his Washington, D.C. debut to packed audiences. The band received a standing ovation after two nights of outstanding performances. The young musician makes his triumphant return to Twins Jazz in October after receiving critical acclaim for his album of contemporary Brazilian instrumental music entitled Retrato/Portrait. Bassist Leonardo Lucini shares in the accolades. He is the co-artistic director for the album and a major musical force in Washington, D.C. who graces many albums.

 

Michel Nirenberg’s music comes from the classical, samba and choro music he grew up playing in Brazil and the jazz music he explored more deeply as a graduate student in the U.S.. His compositions build on the common roots found in the music of both hemispheres.  Discover the richness of Brazilian jazz. Samba is alive and kicking, but there is also choro, forro and maracatu!  Onstage with Michel Nirenberg will be bassist Leonardo Lucini, guitarist Dani Cortaza, pianist Wayne Wilentz and drummer Todd Harrison.