With Alejandro and Leonardo Lucini, Jeff Antoniuk , Harold F. Summey, Jr. and Wayne Willentz
Celebrate Brazilian Samba With Brilliant Brazilian Guitarist Rogerio Souza and Virtuoso Bassist Leonardo Lucini
Hear Brazilian jazz featuring two internationally respected Brazilian musicians: brilliant guitarist Rogerio Souza (on a brief American tour) and virtuoso bassist Leonardo Lucini. They will lead an inspired journey into Samba, Samba Choro and Bossa Nova. Enjoy hearing an authentic version of this beautiful and complex music with backing from esteemed players: pianist Wayne Wilentz, percussionist Harold F. Summey, Jr. and saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk.
Rogerio Souza is an award-winning traditional Brazilian guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher. He has recorded with other top Brazilian artists such as Baden Powell, Sivuca, and the choro-group Época De Ouro. He has performed at prestigious venues around the world, including the Festival Villa Lobos in Brazil, the International Jazz Festival in Denmark and the Stadgarden Festival in Germany.
Leonardo Lucini is a bassist, composer and educator. He has performed abroad with top artists Nestor Torres, Arturo O’Farrill, Alex Acuna, Leo Gandelman, Raul Mascarenhas, Federico Pena, and Gregoire Maret. In the U.S. he leads the Brazilian jazz band, Origem. In Brazil, he has performed with well-known groups such as Nó Em Pingo D'Agua and with saxophonist Paulo Moura.
Percussionist Harold F. Summey, Jr. has had an impressive career as a classical and jazz artist. In 1992 he won first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He has worked with Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins and Wynton Marsalis and performed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra.
Pianist Wayne Wilentz has played Brazilian jazz in the Washington area since 1989. He has accompanied such mainstay DC vocalists as Pam Bricker, Nicki Gonzalez and Patrick DeSantos. He is also an award winning funk and R&B artist (the Coasters, Shirelles and Marvellettes). He earned a gold record for Skyy Line on Salsoul Records.
Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is an internationally respected jazz composer and musician lauded his 2010 CD, Brotherhood and his earlier album, Here Today. He has toured extensively and shared the stage with U.S. hit makers Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Freddie Hubbard, Najee and Marcus Miller, and with fellow Canadian greats such as David Foster, P.J. Perry and Ingrid Jensen
The event is part of the 2012-2013 Season of inDepth Jazz Clinics & Concerts which covers everything from samba to Monk and modern jazz. The artists will teach a related workshop on Saturday (visit www.indepthjazz.com) Concert tckets are $20 and can be purchased at www.twinsjazz.com. For information, call 202-234-0072.