Paul Mahder Gallery in collaboration with Healdsburg Jazz

March 6, 2016 | Tickets

A 1927 Steinway Parlor Grand piano, and an intimate artistic venue, create the perfect setting for ‘Parlor Jazz’…

Parlor Jazz Series Concert # 3

Sunday, March 6:
Villela &
Vitor Gonçalves Duo

Celebrating the music of Elis Regina

  • When: Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
  • What: Parlor Jazz Series Concert # 3 at Paul Mahder Gallery.
  • Where: 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.
  • Cost: $25 – Seating is limited seating, early purchase recommended.
  • Tickets: Purchase online below and at the Paul Mahder Gallery

Villela doesn’t just sing – she actually dances with her voice on top of Brazilian beats.”
-Phil Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

On March 6, at Paul Mahder Gallery the Brazilian duo of Claudia Villela and Vitor Gonçalves will mix their skills on piano, vocals, accordion and percussion in numerous combinations.  This will be an amazing evening of improvised music by two great Brazilian stars. Villela’s five-octave vocal instrument is one of the wonders of jazz. Combined with the piano and accordion mastery of Gonçalves, they  will provide a unique journey through the music of Brazil and its connection to jazz, featuring the songs of Elis Regina.

Before her untimely death at the age of thirty-six, in 1982, Regina was widely regarded as Brazil’s greatest living popular vocalist. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, along with Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina helped to popularize the work of the tropicalismo (Tropicália) movement, recording songs by musicians such as Gilberto Gil. Her 1974 collaboration with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis & Tom, is often cited as one of the greatest bossa nova albums of all time.

claudia villela flier2About the Artists: Inspired by Brazilian songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists such as Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal and Milton Nascimento, Claudia Villela draws on a vast range of Brazilian traditions, from samba and bossa nova to the carnival groove partido alto, and baião, a highly syncopated northeastern song form popularized by Luiz Gonzaga in the mid-1940s.

Vitor Gonçalves is a pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who has played with such icons as Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethânia, Itiberê Zwarg, and many others.  After an illustrious career in Brazil, he made the move to New York City to deepen his pursuit of jazz and explore its connection with Brazilian music.

This will be an amazing evening of improvised music by two great Brazilian stars.

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