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Bossa Brazil

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society welcome Mauricio de Souza’s Bossa Brazil® back to the 1867 Sanctuary for an afternoon of Brazilian jazz!

Music will include tunes from their latest album, Five Roads, with music by de Souza, and arrangements of compositions by Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Pat Metheny, Marcos Valle, Schubert, and Egberto Gismonti among others. Styles will include Bossa Novas, Sambas, Baiaos, and Maracatu.

The trio will have Mauricio de Souza on drums, Bob Rodriguez on piano, and Charlie Dougherty on bass.

Five Roads Album Cover
Five Roads Album Cover

FIVE ROADS, Maurício de Souza’s fourth album, features Bossa Brasil® in 9 tracks of compositions by Maurício de Souza and two of his arrangements of “O Barquinho” by Roberto Menescal and “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert as a bossa. 

For his compositions, de Souza mixes Brazilian jazz rhythms with American jazz and classical music textures and melodic ideas. The styles range from Bossa Novas, to Baião, to a Waltz and a stylized Maracatú. The music is lyrical, driving, and soothing.

For this album, de Souza worked with long time music contributors and friends Andrew Beals (alto sax), Bob Rodriguez (piano), and Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

FIVE ROADS was recorded on August 9th, 2018 at Teaneck Sound Studio. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Kowalski. Cover photo from Getty Images, back cover photo by Peter Murphy, insert group photo by Dave Kowalsky, and studio photo by Maurício de Souza.

Mauricio de Souza

Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício de Souza is a professional jazz drummer who easily performs in both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. De Souza was a pupil of world renowned jazz drummer Joe Morello.

Coming from a musical family, de Souza began playing drums at age eleven. His early interest in complex music led him to explore numerous styles ranging from progressive rock, to classical music, to jazz.

Since 2004, de Souza has directed/performed with his own groups: Maurício de Souza Group (Straight Ahead Jazz) and Bossa Brasil® (Brazilian Jazz). As a band leader, he has released four albums to date: ˝Here. There…˝, ˝Different Directions˝, ˝Trajeórias˝, and ˝Five Roads˝ (new album). Lately, de Souza has been focusing more on his Brazilian Jazz project and writing his own compositions for that group.

Some of the amazing artists de Souza has had the pleasure of performing/recording with include Mike Stern (guitar), Marc Copland (piano), Greg Gisbert (trumpet), John Lee (electric bass), Gary Mazzaroppi (acoustic bass), Dmitry Baevsky (alto sax), and Adrian Cunningham (tenor sax).

Highlight performances as a band leader include appearances at Blue Note NY, NJPAC, Festival International de Jazz de Quebec, Westfield Downtown Jazz Festival, DiMenna Center, Kitano Hotel, Saint Peter’s Chruch, Gates Pub (Brazil), among many other prestigious venues/festivals.

De Souza and his music are/have been featured in Jazz Times Magazine, Hot House Jazz Magazine, NYC Jazz Record, WBGO, Music Choice, Pandora, Sirius XM, Jazz Week, and numerous radio stations in the US, Brazil, Canada, and Poland.

www.spotify.com (Bossa Brasil® and Mauricio De Souza Group)
www.pandora.com (Bossa Brasil® and Mauricio De Souza Group)

Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary and throughout the Trenton/Princeton area is featured on trenton.jazznearyou.com. Download their app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire!

New Jersey Jazz Society

Preservation New Jersey is pleased that the New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) is co-sponsoring jazz events at the 1867 Sanctuary. We encourage fans of our jazz concerts and jazz musicians to join NJJS at www.njjs.org so they receive their award-winning Jersey Jazz journal 11 times a year and other special benefits, including a $5 discount on tickets to Jazz Music Series concerts at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!

Tri-State Jazz Society
Tri-State Jazz Society

Preservation New Jersey also welcomes members of the Tri-State Jazz Society (www.tristatejazz.org) to our Jazz Music Series concerts. We also offer a $5 discount on General Admission for current TJJS members!

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Members of the New Jersey Jazz Society
  • $15 for Members of the Tri-State Jazz Society
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

For online purchases, PLEASE PRINT AND KEEP YOUR RECEIPT emailed from PayPal. You will not be mailed tickets. While our notification from PayPal is usually sufficient, the receipt will provide your proof of purchase, particularly for same-day purchases.

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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September 8, 2019
2:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map