In Concert with Paquito de Rivera
Brasil Jazz Sinfônica, Ibirapuera Auditorium, May 29th, 2010
Fabiana Cozza and Brasil Jazz Sinfônica – “Canta Brasil” – Ibirapuera Auditorium
Brasil Jazz Sinfônica and Trio Corrente
Brasil Jazz Sinfônica and Pau Brasil at Villa-Lobos Superstar
Conducted by maestro João Maurício Galindo, the repertoire brings compositions such as “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5”, “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4,” “The Legend of Caboclo,” “In My Life of Solitude” and “Saudades do Brazil”
Monet with Brasil Jazz Sinfônica
Ted Nash, Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas perform as guests with the Brasil Jazz Sinfônica in São Paulo, Brazil. This video features Monet from Nash’s Suite, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” under the leadership of Maestro João Maurício Galindo
Dali with Brasil Jazz Sinfônica
Ted Nash, Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas perform as guests with the Brasil Jazz Sinfônica in São Paulo, Brazil. This video features Dali from Nash’s Suite, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” under the leadership of Maestro João Maurício Galindo
Picasso with Brasil Jazz Sinfônica
Ted Nash, Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas perform as guests with the Brasil Jazz Sinfônica in São Paulo, Brazil. This video features Picasso from Nash’s Suite, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” under the leadership of Maestro João Maurício Galindo
Pifaiada – Brasil Jazz Sinfônica, Benjamin Taubkin and Soukast
Brasil Jazz Sinfônica with conductor João Maurício Galindo invited pianist, arranger, composer and producer Benjamim Taubkin, with the participation of Soukast percussion duo and Abaçaí Music Center.
Brasil Jazz Sinfônica + Benjamim Taubkin invest in arrangements that play and appreciate the songs and highlight regional aspects, such as Alvoradinha, Tamborim, Olelê e No Bater.
Soukast percussion duo uses various objects and instruments – batteries, barrels, glasses, pans, lids – to build compositions with elements of traditional Brazilian music, as jongos, congadas and Orishas corners.
Documentary: Brasil Jazz Sinfônica invites Benjamin Taubkin
In 2011, as part of the Brasil Jazz Sinfônica Season, conductor João Maurício Galindo invited pianist Benjamim Taubkin to an unusual project, bringing together the traditional Brazilian music from different regions and sources to a Jazz Symphony Orchestra.
Brazil has a musical reserve not only unknown to the great audience but also for most musicians who live in the big cities.
Themes developed with time, with patience, within a lifetime. Songs about religious devotion, praise and celebration. A community life from distant places.
To organize the concert, Benjamim, who has been working with traditional music for over 15 years, invited the group Abaçaí, and the duo Soukast.
The concert was performed by:
Brasil Jazz Sinfônica – Orchestra
João Maurício Galindo – Conductor
Benjamim Taubkin – Piano and Artistic Direction
Tiago Costa and Rodrigo Morte – Arrangements
Simone Soul – Percussion
Guilherme Kastrup – Percussion
Ari Colares – Voice and Percussion
João Taubkin – Bass
Mazé Cintra – Voice and Percussion
Neusa de Souza – Voice and Percussion
Sapopemba – Voice and Percussion
Verlúcia Nogueira – Voice and Percussion
Ray Lema and Brasil Jazz Sinfônica
Ray Lema recorded live with the Brasil Jazz Sinfônica, directed by the Maestro João Mauricio Galindo, at the Ibirapuera Auditorium – Brazil.
This 70-musician orchestra was created 20 years ago specially to play popular music. It is supported and administrated by the “Secretaria de Cultura do Estado de São Paulo” and “APAA – Associação Paulista dos Amigos da Arte”.
Ray Lema was invited to play some of his music for the opening season of the year of France in Brazil, on May 29th and 30th, 2009.
Movie directed by François Bergeron, shot live by 13 Produções.