Concerts

In Concert with Paquito de Rivera

São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra  Auditório  Ibirapuera, 2010, May, 29

Fabiana Cozza e Symphonic Jazz – “Canta Brasil” – Auditório Ibirapuera

Brazilian Symphonic Jazz and Trio Corrente 

Brazilian Symphonic Jazz and Pau Brasil at Villa-Lobos Superstar

Conducted by maestro João Maurício Galindo, the repertoire brings compositions as “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5”, “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4,” “The Legend of Caboclo,” “In My Life of Solitude” and “Saudades do Brazil”

Monet with Brazilian Symphonic Jazz

Ted Nash, Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas perform as guests with the Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This video features Monet from Nash’s Suite, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” under the leadership of maestro João Maurício Galindo

Dali with Brazilian Symphonic Jazz

Ted Nash, Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas perform as guests with the Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This video features Dali from Nash’s Suite, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” under the leadership of maestro João Maurício Galindo

Picasso with Brazilian Symphonic Jazz

Ted Nash, Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas perform as guests with the Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This video features Picasso from Nash’s Suite, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” under the leadership of maestro João Maurício Galindo

Pifaiada – Symphonic Jazz, Benjamin Taubkin and Soukast

Brazilian 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.

Brazilian Jazz Sinfônica +  Benjamim Taubkin invests in arrangements that play and appreciate the songs and highlight regional aspects, like 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: Brazilian Symphonic Jazz invites Benjamin Taubkin

In 2011, as part of the Brazilian 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:

Jazz Sinfônica: Orchestra
João Maurício Galindo – Conductor

Benjamim Taubkin – Piano and Artistic Direction
Tiago Costa and Rodrigo Morte – Arrangements

SOUKAST
Simone Soul – Percussion
Guilherme Kastrup – Percussion

ABAÇAÍ
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 Brazilian Symphonic Jazz

Ray LEMA recorded live with the Jazz Sinfônica Orchestra from São Paulo, directed by the Maestro conductor João Mauricio GALINDO, at the Auditorium Ibirapuera – Brazil.

This 85 musicians orchestra has been created 20 years ago specially to play popular music and is supported and administrated by the “Secretária de Cultura do Estado de São Paulo and APAA – Associação Paulista dos Amigos da Arte”.

Ray Lema was invited to play some his musics for the opening season of the year of France in Brazil, on may 29th and 30th of 2009.
Movie directed by François Bergeron
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