Join us tonight for two excellent events. Our Rio de Janeiro affiliate TribOz presents a live webcast with Brazilian jazz musicians Pascoal Meirelles, Nelson Faria, Daniel Garcia and Augosto Matoso. The show starts at 6:50pm Pacific Time/ 9:50 Eastern and 10:50pm live in Rio.
Pascoal Meirelles is known as one of the best drummers in Brazil. Also a composer and arranger, he has worked extensively as session musician for performers such as Tom Jobim, Gonzaguinha, Hélio Delmiro, Wagner Tiso, Chico Buarque, Danilo Caymmi, Edu Lobo, Paulo Moura, Maysa, Wilson Simonal, João Bosco, and Ivan Lins. His first solo album was Considerações a Respeito (1981), followed by four others (in 1983, 1987, 1992, and 1998), and a compilation (1995). Pascoal Meirelles is one of the founders of the group Cama de Gato, one of the most successful instrumental groups in Brazil, which has recorded several albums and toured Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, and the United States. Starting as a self-taught drummer, he became a professional at 18 in his hometown. In 1966, he formed his group Tempo Trio, with which he recorded his first album through Odeon. In 1967 he moved to Rio de Janeiro RJ, joining Paulo Moura‘s group as well as recording and performing shows with Maysa, Wilson Simonal, João Bosco, Ivan Lins, and other artists. He toured Mexico in 1972 and the U.S. in 1974 with the group Festa Brasil (which also employed Simone, Tenório Jr., Fernando Leporace, Chiquito Braga, and João de Aquino). In 1975 he received a scholarship for the Berklee College of Music (Boston) where stayed until 1979. He also performed in jazz clubs in the U.S. and performed the show Saravá in New York. During that stay he also contributed to Tom Jobim’s double album Terra Brasilis. Returning to Brazil, he performed for over ten years in Gonzaguinha‘s band, having also recorded with Hélio Delmiro (“Emotiva”), Wagner Tiso (“Coração de Estudante”), Chico Buarque (“Ópera do Malandro”), Danilo Caymmi (“Cheiro Verde”), and Edu Lobo, among others. As an educator, he started workshops in Europe and released a book in 2000.
Nelson Faria started his guitar lessons with Sidney Barros (Gamela) in Brasilia. At the age of 19 moved to Los Angeles and studied at the G.I.T. (Guitar Institute of Technology) with Frank Gambale, Joe Pass and Scott Henderson. He has played and recorded with João Bosco, Ivan Lins, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lisa Ono, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Cássia Eller, Jerzy Milewski, Paulo Moura, Toninho Horta, Antonio Adolfo, Carlos Malta, Fatima Guedes, Leila Pinheiro, Nivaldo Ornelas, Ana Caram, Mauricio Einhorn, Nico Assumpção, Gustavo Tavares and Wagner Tiso, among others, and is part of Nosso Trio. Nelson has played at the most important jazz festivals around the world, including Montreux Jazz Festival, Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Daniel Garcia (saxophonist). In 1980, Daniel joined foces with pianist Osmar Milito and the Globo TV orchestra. He worked in concert and on recordings with numerous Brazilian artists, such as Cesar Camargo Mariano, Luis Eca, Maria Bethania, Roberto Carlos, Marcos Valle Pascoal Meirelles, Ed Motta and Toninho Horta.
Watch on our front page on www.ShowGo.tv in the video window (just hit play) or on our YouTube Live channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/ShowGotv?feature=share&v=9_z5su9wzsQ.
Just as the Rio show is winding down, we will be streaming live from Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California.
With three hit albums already to his name, and the distinction of being named by legendary broadcaster Art Good as his debut artist of 2011, one might wonder what is next for Swedish American composer and keyboard player Jonathan Fritz. Well, wonder no more as he is back, and then some, with a brand new CD, the appropriately titled ˜Magical”. With featured performances from the likes of Boney James, Paul Brown, Jackiem Joyner, Darren Rahn and Vincent Ingala. ˜Magical” seems certain to build on the success of Jonathan’s previous release, Diamonds, which not only enjoyed extended success at Smoothjazz.com, but also helped him reach #1 on both the Billboard and Amazon.com charts. In addition, with a tour schedule that is currently spanning the globe, there has never been a better time to experience the magic of Jonathan Fritzen.
The show is scheduled to begin tonight, Saturday, at 7:30pm Pacific, 10:30pm Eastern, right here on ShowGo.tv. Catch it also on YouTube Live at http://www.youtube.com/user/ShowGotv?v=Snf5zmMb2Ws&feature=share.