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Dizzy's Club "Coca-Cola" Presents "Sing Into Spring Festival" with Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim

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Sing Into Spring Festival
Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves
Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim
w/Special Guest Toninho Horta

(Duduka Da Fonseca Website)
(Helio Alves Website)
(Maucha Adnet Web Page)
(Claudio Roditi Web Page)
(George Mraz Website)
(Toninho Horta Website)

Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
Helio Alves on Piano
Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Claudio Roditi on Trumpet & Flugelhorn
George Mraz on Bass
Special Guest:
Toninho Horta on Guitar and Vocals

At
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street
NY, NY
212.258.9595
(Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website)
Todd Barkan, Programming Director
Scott Thompson, Press


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
April 29, 2011


Program (Courtesy of Maucha Adnet):

“Desafinado” (A.C.Jobim/Newton Mendonça)
“Passarim” (A.C.Jobim)
“Águas de Março” (A.C.Jobim)
“Chega de Saudade” (A.C.Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes)
“Moon River” (Mancini)
"Beijo Partido" (Toninho Horta, “Broken Kiss”).
“Bonita” (A.C.Jobim / Gene Lees)
“Chovendo na Roseira” (A.C. Jobim, “Raining in the Rose Bush”)
“Red Blouse” (A.C. Jobim)
"Aqui Oh" (Toninho Horta)
"Meu Canario" (Toninho Horta)
“Berimbau” (Baden Powel/Vinicius de Moraes)


It’s always a pleasure to hear Brazilian Jazz at its finest, and there’s no ensemble quite like one that highlights Duduka Da Fonseca on drums, Helio Alves on piano, and Maucha Adnet on vocals. Maucha sang with Antonio Carlos Jobim, the renowned composer, and the seasoned style of this trio is impressive, always. Tonight, at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, they featured Claudio Roditi on trumpet and flugelhorn, George Mraz on a very resonant bass, and Torinho Horta on guitar and vocals, a new face and sound for their fans. Duduka even presented a song on his wooden berimbau, an Afro-Brazilian, single-stringed, percussive instrument. Torinho was an exciting new addition, with his deeply sensitive vocals and exotic stringed ornamentations. Claudio’s crisp brass expanded on the vivacity of these South of the Border sounds.

With sultry Samba rhythms, Claudio took rapid trumpet passages and tied them together with smooth long notes, before sometimes racing with Duduka’s drums. Helio is a master of Samba, as he and five of these six musicians were trained in their native Brazil. George Mraz, from what’s now the Czech Republic, was a member of Oscar Peterson’s group, and he brings his expert command of jazz to the stage. He also blends his rhythms eloquently, whether on backup or bass showcase. Maucha sang with vibrant expressiveness, adding a gesture here, a half-smile there, always impassioned through the lyrics. In “Chovendo na Roseira”, by Jobim, she explained that this ballad translates to “Raining in the Rose Bush”. At times, Maucha led vocals, with Torinho seated with his transporting guitar. Then Torinho would sing vocals, while Maucha took a break. In fact, the ensemble re-configured on several Brazilian standards.

When Duduka brought his berimbau onstage, it was a rare stringed percussive sound, and Helio accompanied on lush piano. Duduka, Helio, George, and Claudio, and a guest from tonight's After Hours, Jorge Continentino (on sax), played the song, Berimbau, to enliven the theme. Torinho played a solo, Moon River, that the audience didn’t want to end. Maucha sang Red Blouse and Surfboard by Jobim, with a Brazilian form of scat, deep and breathy. Helio and Torinho played the duo Meu Canario, another several moments in tropical paradise. Claudio had shifted to flugelhorn in the latter songs, when the mood turned mellow. But, Duduka’s dynamic drums and bristling brushes worked the repetitive tempos. Programming Director, Todd Barkan, chose this combo wisely for sound, image, ambiance, and pure talent. The After Hours group, Ark Ovrutski Quintet, continued the Brazilian motif. You can check out Upcoming Events at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola here.



Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
George Mraz on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Claudio Roditi on Trumpet
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Toninho Horta on Guitar
Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Helio Alves on Piano
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Toninho Horta on Guitar
Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Helio Alves on Piano
Claudio Roditi
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

George Mraz on Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Toninho Horta on Vocals and Guitar
Helio Alves on Piano
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Toninho Horta on Guitar
Claudio Roditi on Flugelhorn
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Toninho Horta on Guitar
Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Claudio Roditi on Flugelhorn
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Toninho Horta on Vocals and Guitar
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Duduka Da Fonseca on Berimbau
Helio Alves on Piano
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Duduka Da Fonseca
Claudio Roditi
Maucha Adnet
Helio Alves
George Mraz
Toninho Horta
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Jorge Continentino on Sax with Claudio Roditi
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Ark Ovrutski Quintet
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Ark Ovrutski Quintet
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Ark Ovrutski Quintet
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net