Simas & Amorim Duo CD release concert | Upcoming Events

Simas & Amorim Duo CD release concert

Simas & Amorim Duo CD release concert

May 5, 2019

Sunday 5/5

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Birdland Theater

New York, NY

$20.00 - $30.00

Simas & Amorim Duo CD release concert
Birdland Theater May 5 2019 - 7:30pm
Simas & Amorim Duo CD release concert
Luiz Simas (piano, vocals)
Wesley Amorim (guitars) plus special guests

Birdland Theater
May 5 2019 - 7:30pm
Simas & Amorim Duo CD release concert

Luiz Simas (piano, vocals) and Wesley Amorim (guitars)
plus special guests

Join Luiz Simas, Wesley Amorim and special guests for an evening of gorgeous, exciting, exhilarating music commemorating the release of the Duo’s new cd!
The program will include Luiz's and Wesley’s infectious original tunes as well as compositions by Radames Gnatalli, Egberto Gismonti and many other great Brazilian composers. It will feature also new arrangements of a Lennon/McCartney favorite, and of the Agustín Barrios virtuosic piece “Las Abejas”.

Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since ‘89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm, Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite and Transparências

"Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist


Wesley Amorim, a guitarist, composer, and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil, started his musical journey at the age of 11 years old. Graduated in music from the São Caetano do Sul Arts Foundation (FASCS), At 17, he began playing and recording professionally using a wide range of music genres, from Brazilian to jazz, rock, pop, and gospel. he has performed in Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Super Star and The Lion King, and with countless artists. Amorim recently moved to the US and has already shared the stage with renowned artists, including Alcione, Neguinho da Beija-Flor, Jair Oliveira, Leo Maia, Oriente Lopez, Luiz Simas, Nanny Assis, Arthur Lipner, Eleanor Dubinsky, Jackie Ribas, Vanessa Falabela, Itaiguara Brandão and many others.


“Wesley Amorim is a phenomenal, superb guitarist, and when I play with him everything flows so easily. We’re both very much looking forward to performing at the Birdland Theater!” - Luiz Simas