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São Paulo-raised vocalist Luciana Souza is so deeply versed in jazz improvisation and Brazilian idioms that it’s impossible to untangle them in her music. Whether transforming gems by Leonard Cohen, Sting and Joni Mitchell or interpreting Brazilian standards by Dorival Caymmi, Caetano Veloso and Milton Nascimento, she’s a breathtaking singer who possesses a luminous, smoky tone. Souza came up surrounded by some of Brazil’s finest musicians, including her mother, esteemed singer- songwriter Tereza Souza, and her father, producer and guitarist Walter Santos. Her career quickly took off as she began collaborating with jazz masters like Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch and John Patitucci. Today Souza easily ranks as one of Brazil’s greatest singers and she won a Grammy for her contribution to Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters. Her recent Verve release is Tide, an album of contemporary pop tunes reimagined as bossa novas, produced by her husband and multiple Grammy-winner, Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux). Joining Souza for this date are LA-based guitarist Larry Koonse and bassist David Piltch.
Larry Koonse guitar
David Piltch bass