Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz

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Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz

Thu, August 28, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


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Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz
Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz
Mike Moreno - guitar
Sam Yahel - piano
Scott Feiner - pandeiro & compositions

With his "Pandeiro Jazz" project Scott Feiner has expanded the possibilities and perception of the Brazilian pandeiro worldwide - an instrument not normally spoken of in the same context with American music. Feiner has walked a fascinating road from the jazz world of Manhattan to the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro. Born in New York City, and formally a guitarist, Feiner received a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies/Guitar at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, where he studied with the legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean. During the early '90s he was a respected guitarist on the New York jazz scene, playing with some of the city's finest musicians. In 1999, during his first trip to Brazil, Feiner discovered the pandeiro, the percussion instrument that would become his passion and new means of musical expression. He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2001 and after only a few years became a respected pandeirista, playing in the traditional settings of Rio. However, it is Feiner's innovative mixture of the pandeiro with jazz, and other genres, which has set him apart. With his "Pandeiro Jazz" project, he has helped expand the possibilities and perception of the Brazilian pandeiro worldwide, an instrument not normally spoken of in the same context with American music. In March 2014 Feiner released his fourth album, "A View From Below", which also highlights his talents as a composer. Brazil's most important newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, wrote of the CD, "The creative freedom this trio displays while shifting between jazz and Brazilian music is amazing." Feiner performs regularly at festivals and clubs in the US, Brazil and Europe and is also known for being an ambassador of the pandeiro, introducing people to the instrument around the world through his workshops.

"Precise, yet fluid, funky grooves ... a tightly locked momentum compelled by one tiny, yet mighty, drum." — DownBeat magazine, 4-star review

"Mr. Feiner treats the pandeiro as an expressive jazz instrument." — The New York Times

"A unique sonic world full of subtlety and surprise." — Brad Mehldau

"Scott Feiner is the inventor of a mixed language, between jazz and Brazilian music, that's completely his own."
— Joyce
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036