Mary Stallings: Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz w/ Adriana Evans, Anat Cohen & Bruce Barth | SFJAZZ

Mary Stallings

Mary Stallings: Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz w/ Adriana Evans, Anat Cohen & Bruce Barth

 

Mary Stallings
Featuring Adriana Evans
Anat Cohen & Bruce Barth

Friday, May 5, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Mary Stallings
Adriana Evans

Mary Stallings: Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz w/ Adriana Evans, Anat Cohen & Bruce Barth

 

Mary Stallings
Featuring Adriana Evans
Anat Cohen & Bruce Barth

Friday, May 5, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Adriana Evans

Mary Stallings: Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz

Equal parts spectacle and performance, this sparkling evening of Brazilian culture includes appearances by capoeira dancers and is centered on performances of classic Brazilian repertoire by Mary Stallings in collaboration with pianist Bruce Barth and an all-star quartet augmented by special guests including Stallings’ daughter, vocalist Adriana Evans – Stallings’ first ever on-stage collaboration with Evans. Barth is a veteran performer, composer, and bandleader who has appeared on over 100 recordings and soundtracks, and has enjoyed lengthy stints with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and trumpeter Terence Blanchard. An artist whose most recent projects have centered on Brazilian music, Israel-born Anat Cohen is one of the most celebrated clarinetists in jazz, winning multiple DownBeat Critics and Readers polls. Trombone great Luis Bonilla is known (like Stallings) for his work with legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, as well as duty with McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Bennett, Tom Harrell, and mentor Lester Bowie. Rio-born guitarist Romero Lubambo is a member of the legendary Brazilian jazz group Trio da Paz and has had a lengthy career collaborating on Brazilian-influenced projects with vocalists Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Angélique Kidjo, Jane Monheit, Jackie Ryan, and René Marie.

Artist Personnel

Mary Stallings vocals
Adriana Evans vocals
Romero Lubambo guitar
Steve Nelson vibraphone
Bruce Barth piano
Vicente Archer bass
Clarence Penn drums
Anat Cohen clarinet 

Artist Website

"Stallings’ warmth keens with blues inflection, her firm sense of time and pulse reach you with laid-back ease " — New York Daily News
"Jazz singing simply doesn’t get any better " — JazzTimes

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