The Brazil Jazz Symphony

 

The Brasil Jazz Symphony Orchestra
The Brasil Jazz Symphony Orchestra

The Brasil Jazz Symphony is a unique orchestra.
It was created in 2000 by the Government of the State of São Paulo, in Brasil, to perform modern popular music.
Obviously the focus is the extremely rich brazilian popular music, like samba, choro, frevo or bossa-nova, but the group plays also all modern popular music, such as Jazz, Latin or Tango.
The name “Jazz Symphony” comes from its instrumental construction: a full symphony orchestra, plus a typical jazz Big Band, totalizing 82 musicians.
The orchestra is now 28 years old, and Maestro Mauricio Galindo has been working with it for 18 years, first as a guest, then assistant and principal conductor.
Since 2005 Maestro Galindo is the “Jazz Sinfônica” Artistic Director