Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015

4 PM

$15 - $20 sliding scale

RSVP for Allegritude

Please join us on Sunday March 29 when Avonova presents the Brazilian ensemble Alegritude. The show starts at 4 PM and the donation is a $15-$20 sliding scale.

The group ALEGRITUDE was born out of saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel’s desire to share the joy and beauty of music he has discovered in over a decade of months-long stays in Brazil; besides well-known rhythms such as samba and bossa nova, ALEGRITUDE presents other fresh aspects of Brazilian jazz, based on folkloric genres of that country, so rich and varied in its musical traditions. This exciting group has performed at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Stanford University, and the San Jose Jazz Festival, among other venues.

HARVEY WAINAPEL (pronounced wine-apple) has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, Joe Henderson, and Johnny Coles. His heavy involvement with the music of Brazil has led to performances with top level musicians such as Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Dori Caymmi, Guinga, Paulo Bellinati, Nelson Ayres, and Jovino Santos Neto. Besides working with these and numerous other leaders, Harvey has toured extensively under his own name, and has performed in 22 countries.

Guitarist/composer/arranger JEFF BUENZ has performed and/or recorded with Viva Brasil, Toninho Horta, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Stanley Turrentine, and Rebecca Mauleon. Electric bassist SCOTT THOMPSON’s performance credits include Chico Pinheiro, Marcos Silva, Omar Sosa, Toninho Horta, and Jovino Santos Neto. Brazilian native CELSO ALBERTI has been living in the USA since 1982. He has drummed for such greats as Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann, Joyce Cooling, and Steve Winwood.

Brazil’s major daily newspaper O GLOBO, reviewing a live performance in Rio de Janeiro, writes “Wainapel displayed incredible intimacy with the language of Brazilian music and great stage presence.”

Brazilian icon IVAN LINS says “Harvey is amazing; he undersands Brazilian music in a way that’s very unusual, maybe because he loves it so much. He’s got the spirit. He’s a great musicia

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