Sinal Aberto featuring the Luanda Jones Quartet: Brazilian Songbook
July 29th, 5:00pm
Formed in 2009, Sinal Aberto performs a repertoire drawn from the classic Brazilian popular song tradition (featured composers include A. C. Jobim, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, and many others), as well as original compositions that reflect the musical backgrounds of its Brazilian-Canadian members. These members are among Canada’s top musicians. Rio de Janeiro-born vocalist Luanda Jones comes from a musical family – her mother is a well-respected composer and guitarist, and her father was an in-demand Rio drummer and percussionist. She has performed in numerous concerts and festivals throughout her native Brazil, and has made a significant mark on the Canadian musical scene since her arrival in Toronto in 2005; in addition to performing with Sinal Aberto and her own trio, Luanda has shared the stage with such luminaries as Guido Basso, Guinga, Benjamim Taubkin, and Fred Martins, among others. Pianist, composer and leader Gordon Sheard has been a member of Manteca, Rick Shadrach Lazar and the Montuno Police, and the bands of Chuck Mangione, Alain Caron, and Liona Boyd, and is the Head of Composition at Humber College’s prestigious music program. Mark Kelso, also a Humber faculty member (Head of Percussion), is one of Canada’s most in-demand drummers for both live performances and recording. A very small sampling of the very many high-profile musicians he has performed with includes Gino Vannelli, Michael Bublé, and Holly Cole. Bassist and composer Roberto Occhipinti is also a first-call musician who is equally at home in the jazz, classical, and popular music worlds. His impressive list of credits includes the Winnipeg Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Canadian Opera Company, Jane Bunnett, and Hilario Duran, to name just a few.
The OLG SHUFFLE Concert Series features informal, eclectic one-movement performances by Festival Artists, special guests, and next-generation emerging artists.
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