Music of Brazil with VERONICA NUNES and RICHARD VOGT Sat May 16 2015 at 8pm
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Brazil’s musical heritage is arguably one of the richest and most diverse in the world, from the jazzy whisper of bossa nova to the thundering drums of Carnaval and a dizzying array of amazing styles all along the continuum. Singer Veronica Nunes and guitarist Ricardo Vogtrepresent the finest of the new generation of Brazilian musicians with their fresh reinterpretations of classic sambas and other styles from South America’s largest country.
Rio de Janeiro native Veronica Nunes is the daughter of a classical pianist, and grew up listening to both classical music and native Brazilian forms like choro, a samba predecessor. She’s sung professionally since the age of 15, and currently lives in New York City where she’s performed regularly at the legendary Cafe Wha?, Zinc Bar, Nublu and other prestigious venues. In addition to her enchanting vocals she plays the cavaquinho, a steel string relative of the ukulele that brings a silvery rhythmic sparkle to the mix. She met Brazilian jazz guitar prodigy Ricardo Vogt when they were both members of NYC band Brazooka. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Vogt is a member of bassist Esperanza Spalding’s band and tours with Milton Nascimento and Elaine Elias. Together they offer a refreshing tropical antidote to the February doldrums.