On-Demand: Claudia Villela
Member Price: $4.99
Non-Member Price: $9.99
Brazil by the Bay
RECORDED LIVE • FRI, OCT 1, 2021
ON-DEMAND • OCT 13, 2021 - JAN 12, 2022
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ABOUT THIS CONCERT
“A Brazilian-born genius with a blistering voice" (JazzTimes), Rio-born Villela has developed a reputation as a singularly unique singer, pianist and composer, lending her five-octave voice to work with jazz luminaries including Kenny Werner, Michael Brecker and Toots Thielemans.
Inspired to sing from hearing the intoxicating sounds emanating from the samba school behind her grndmother’s house, Villela began singing professionally as a teen and eventually moved to the Bay Area. A scholarship to New York’s Manhattan School of Music and studies with the legendary Sheila Jordan cemented Villela’s jazz credentials, and she returned to California as an artist on a mission to create fresh, original music born of her Brazilian upbringing and passion for jazz. She blends the ever-present samba of her native Brazil with jazz, blues, and songs from around the globe, inspiring the iconic San Francisco Chronicle critic Phil Elwood to enthuse, “Villela doesn't just sing – she actually dances with her voice on top of Brazilian beats.” She has released three scintillating albums before taking a hiatus from performing, and has been busier than ever over the last few years, making a welcome return.
"Brasil com S" Claudia Villela
"Inverse Universe" Claudia Villela, Ricardo Peixoto
"Chovendo na roseira" Antonio Carlos Jobim, Eugene John Lees
"Circles" Claudia Villela, Ricardo Peixoto
"Falando Sozinho" Ricardo Peixoto
"Chega de Saudade" Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
"Bachianas No. 5" Villa Lobos
"Água Santa" Claudia Villela
"Fua" Claudia Villela
Claudia Villela vocals
Marcos Silva piano
Ricardo Peixoto guitar