Livio Almeida Brazilian Tentet feat. Jamile
Birdland Jazz Club
Sun, Sep 17
Doors: 4:30 pm |
Shows: 5:30 pm
Lívio Almeida is a GRAMMY nominee saxophonist and composer from Brazil, winner of the International Saxophone Competition Victor Assis Brasil in 2015. Mr. Almeida appeared in many important Jazz festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Los Angeles Central Ave Jazz Fest, NYC winter Fest and NYC Carefusion Jazz Fest, and prominent venues like Carnegie Hall, Birdland, The Iridium, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, The Jazz Gallery, Cornelia Street Cafe, Joe’s Pub, Zinc Bar, SOB’s, BAM Cafe and Symphony Space, besides touring internationally. Mr. Almeida has two albums recorded as a leader and is considered a very distinct voice on saxophone today, being fluent in both Jazz and Brazilian musical languages, touring and teaching clinics/masterclasses internationally. His Brazilian tentet explores the Brazilian sounds for large and chamber ensembles, with original arrangements and compositions mixing Brazilian rhythms, melodies and harmonies with the freedom of jazz and its styles.
With a deep and versatile voice, rising star vocalist Jamile is leaving her mark wherever she goes. Her latest album Daring Two Be (under La Reserve Records) was made in collaboration with guitarist Tony Davis and features the great Steve Wilson on alto
saxophone. Her first album entitled 'If You Could See Me Now’ in 2019 was considered “(...) sharp, confident and professional” (Martin McFie, All About Jazz), and featured some of New York’s finest musicians Steve Wilson, Ray Gallon, Jay Leonhart, Vito Lesczak and Antonio Ciacca.