Samba Le Le: Brazilian Carnaval Family Workshop w/ Ami Molinelli & Zack Pitt-Smith | SFJAZZ
Samba Le Le: Brazilian Carnaval Family Workshop w/ Ami Molinelli & Zack Pitt-Smith
Discover the magic of Brazilian samba in this workshop made for all sambistas of all ages. We will piece together the layers that make this fun and danceable groove the national rhythm of Brazil. Come prepared to dance and sing! Valeu! Vamos sambar! Let's samba!
Zack Pitt-Smith is a Bay Area based woodwind player who has shared the stage with Jovino Santos, Harvey Wainapel, Marcos Silva, Gene Harris, Slide Hampton, Howard Johnson, James Williams, Henry Kaiser, and Denise Perrier. Currently, Zack performs in the San Francisco Bay Area most frequently with his Brazilian instrumental choro ensemble Grupo Falso Baiano. He is the director of bands at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, for which he was recognized as the Oakland Teacher of the Year in 2013. Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion. She co-leads the Brazilian and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano. Her percussion curriculum has been used and published in clinics and education workshops, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Music in Schools Today, Young Audiences of Northern California, SFJAZZ and others. Her extensive performance and recording credits include theater, television series (NBC) and live performances with artists such as Luciana Souza, George Duke, Hamilton de Holanda, Danilo Britto, Nilson Matta, Romero Lubambo, Jai Uttal, and The Los Angeles Symphonic Orchestra.
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