Opening Night Celebration w/ Eliane Elias feat. Harry Allen

Opening Night Celebration w/ Eliane Elias feat. Harry Allen

 

Opening Night
Celebration
w/ Eliane Elias

feat. Harry Allen

Thursday, September 11, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Eliane Elias

Opening Night Celebration w/ Eliane Elias feat. Harry Allen

 

Opening Night
Celebration
w/ Eliane Elias

feat. Harry Allen

Thursday, September 11, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Harry Allen
SOLD OUT! - Check for turn-back tickets on day of performance.

Opening Night Celebration

A captivating performer who combines the sensuous, sun-splashed melodicism of Brazil with the harmonic sophistication of New York City, São Paulo-born Eliane Elias brings together the best of two extravagantly rich musical worlds. For this special performance to open the 2014-2015 Season, she pays tribute to the timeless Brazil-meets-jazz collaboration of Stan Getz, João Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim that created the classic 1964 album Getz/Gilberto. With songs that are now considered immortal standards including “The Girl from Ipanema,” “Corcovado” and “Desafinado,” Getz/Gilberto jump-started the international bossa nova craze and is described by JazzTimes as “…essential for all serious jazz collections.” Standing in for Stan Getz on this date is guest tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, an artist who has developed a beautifully expressive sound informed by the tenor titans of the 1930s. In describing Harry Allen, jazz writer and lyricist Gene Lees wrote “Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in Harry Allen.”

Artist Personnel

Elaine Elias piano, vocals
Rubens de La Corte guitar
Marc Johnson bass
Rafael Barata drums

SPECIAL GUEST
Harry Allen tenor saxophone

Artist Website

"Elias is among the major jazz pianists of our times. " — San Francisco Examiner
"Elias commands the keyboard with a forceful two-handed muscularity that belies her image as a blond younger sister of the mythical Girl From Ipanema. " — The New York Times

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