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Luiz Simas, Brazilian Piano Jazz
January 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome jazz pianist Luiz Simas back to the renowned acoustic space of the 1867 Sanctuary.
The program will include songs from my his solo piano CD Transparências, as well as other originals and Brazilian favorites, such as “A Rita”, a delightful old Chico Buarque tune. He will also play for the first time a very special piano piece (“Espiral” = “Spiral”) that he started composing over 35 years ago… and only finished now. Plus a hilarious tune by Brazilian composer Julio Dain, “Contigo Não”.
Rio native Luiz Simas (www.luizsimas.com) is a multifaceted artist: singer, pianist, group leader, composer of songs and of instrumental pieces, producer and arranger. He has recorded several cds of various genres, such as choro (Brazilian ragtime), free piano improvisations, and Brazilian pop/jazz. A genuine Carioca, he has lived in New York City since 1989. He has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz’ voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite. New CDs are in the works!
His repertoire includes not only his own infectious original tunes informed by bossa nova, jazz, samba and traditional Brazilian choros, but also remarkably fresh and witty renditions of favorite Brazilian standards by the likes of Jobim and Caetano Veloso.
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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!
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Members of the New Jersey 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**
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**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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