Sat, Jul 15 / 7pm doors - 8pm show

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Giordano Productions presents an intimate evening with the extraordinary Brazilian vocalist Claudia Villela and Brazilian pianist and accordionist Vitor Gonçalves at the historic Columbia City Theater

Described by one of the fathers of the bossa nova as “the biggest expression of Brazilian music in the U.S. today,” pianist and vocalist, Claudia Villela boasts an astounding five-octave range, a distinctive songwriting style, and a flair for risk taking that has earned her an enthusiastic following. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, she sings mostly in Portuguese, and “is a supremely inventive scat singer, who has honed a vivid vocabulary of sounds that can evoke the hollow thump of a tabla drum, the muted trumpet of Miles Davis, the insistent twang of a berimbau, the ethereal call of a flute, or the distortion-laden Stratocaster licks of Jimi Hendrix.” 

Also from Rio, pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger Vitor Gonçalves relocated to New York in 2012 to “deepen his pursuit of jazz and its connection with Brazilian music, and to explore the diverse musical melting pot that is New York City" after an illustrious career in Brazil, playing with such icons as Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethnia, Itiberê Zwarg and many others. He has since garnered much acclaim, performing frequently at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, and the Jazz Gallery collaborating with many luminaries on the New York scene including Anat Cohen, Vinícius Cantuária, Kate McGarry, and John Zorn. 

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$35 adv - $45 day of