8pm – $15 – 21+
Luísa Maita – Bossa Tres
Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, her first album, Lero-Lero, has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and downtempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB. Fans of Bebel Gilberto, Céu and Seu Jorge will find much to love in Luísa Maita’s tropical, forward-looking sound, and her sensual yet soulful voice begs comparisons with everyone from Billie Holiday and Sade to Feist, St. Vincent and Cat Power. Hailing from a country overflowing with musical talent, Luísa Maita rises above the fray as one of the most promising young singers of her generation.Inspired by samba, bossa nova and other classic Brazilian styles, Luísa is also heavily influenced by the cool jazz of Billie Holiday and Chet Baker, as well as pop, funk and downtempo electronic music. Her first album as a solo artist, Lero-Lero offers songs that encourage her fellow Brazilians to recognize the beauty and deeper meaning of their lives. “Its inspiration comes from the urban life of São Paulo, its ghettos and its people,” notes Luísa, “The lyrics and the aura of the album focus on the peculiarities of Brazilian daily life, culture and human condition.” In 2006, the Brazilian singer Virgínia Rosa recorded two songs by Luisa in her album “Samba a Dois”. The songs stand out in the CD and encouraged Luisa to compose more. In 2009, Mariana Aydar released her second album with a composition of Luisa and Rodrigo Campos, “Beleza”, one of the best songs of th year by Rolling Stone Brazil magazine. Luisa also appears in four songs of Rodrigo Campos debut album “São Materus Não É Um Lugar Assim Tão Longe” and as the singer of the promotional videos for Rio 2016 Olympic games directed by Fernando Meirelles. Because of these works, Luisa had some great reviews in the Brazilian press without having yet released any solo album. After the release in US, NPR’s All Things Considered said that Luísa is “The New Voice of Brazil” and “if Maita keeps making records this good, she could well be on her way to international stardom”.On November 2010, Luísa made her first North America tour, receiving great reviews from The New York Times, The Washington Post and Boston Globe. During the tour, she also appear on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and KCWR’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show. In Brazil, the album figured in the list of best albums of 2010 – including the magazines Veja and Rolling Stone Brasil. In July 2011, Luísa received the award for Best New Artist in the twenty-second edition of the renowned Brazilian Music Award and went to her first European tour playing in important festivals like Nuits du Sud in France and Musicas do Mundo in Portugal. In August 2011, the singer returned to North America, performing 30 shows in 26 cities over 45 days and, once again, sell out festivals and concert halls, get enthusiastic review from LA Times.
MARCOS OLIVEIRA and DILL COSTA helped create the Brazilian sound of BOSSA TRES. At age nine, MARCOS began playing music in the streets of Rio de Janeiro with his friends. The percussionist and vocalist went on to study with percussion masters and to march with samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, as well as sing in samba contests. He performed with Choro, Samba and Pagode groups in many of the clubs, bars and restaurants around Rio. Marcos works to infuse Brazilian sound into non-Brazilian music styles. Also reared in Rio de Janeiro, vocalist DILL is a multi-talented Brazilian performer who represents authentic Carnaval music. In Brazil, she sang with Eduardo Dusek, Oswaldo Montenegro, Marcos Lima and Joao Pinheiro. Moving to Chicago in 2003, Dill dedicated herself to performing a repertoire that ranges from classic 1940′s era samba to the cool 1960′s Bossa Nova hits of Antonio Carlos Jobim, from the modern Brazilian pop of Caetano Veloso and Djavan to her original compositions. Completing the Quintet are BRUNO ALCALDE, guitarist, composer, and music theorist, who has performed with rock, jazz, and Brazilian music groups. He wrote the soundtrack for the Brazilian independent movie Alice Diz, and his chamber music works have been performed in Brazil. In 2008 he released an album with the group of Brazilian composers, Avante; Chicago bassist JACK ZARA is a member of many bands, works in several other genres, and has been playing Brazilian music for more than half of his career. Jack can be heard on three records by saxophonist Von Freeman, and an upcoming album by Brazilian guitarist and singer Luciano Antonio; and LUIZ EWERLING, who started playing drums at six years old in Southern Brazil and, at eight, appeared on TV, when people began calling him ” The Mini Drummer.” Coming to the United States in 1984 to play for Breno Sauer’s band Som Brasil, Luis was soon performing with Sugar Blue, Marshall Vente, Howard Levy, Harry Mura, Fareed Haque, Eldee Young among others. In 1994, Luiz recorded his own compositions with his band, A Cor Do Brasil.