The Brazil Jazz Symphony

 

The Brasil Jazz Symphony Orchestra
The Brasil Jazz Symphony Orchestra

The Brazil Jazz Symphony is a unique orchestra.
It was created in 1990 by the Government of the State of São Paulo, in Brazil, 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 30 years old, and Maestro Mauricio Galindo has been working with it for 20 years.