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Luiz Simas, Brazilian Jazz
February 2, 2020 @ 2:00 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.
There are many parts of his repertoire that he can only play solo, so this is a great opportunity to hear him play pieces such as “Manhã Serena” (Quite Morning), “Flecha Rasante” (Low-flying arrow), “Aquele Romance” (That Romance) and many others from his solo piano CD “Transparências”. It’ll be also a chance for him to play his own chorinhos, which he hasn’t done in a while. And of course he’ll be playing his “Baião Arretado” (Fiery Baião) – check the youtube video below!
The program will also include Brazilian favorites, such as “A Rita”, a delightful old Chico Buarque tune, and many others. Besides, the acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary are perfect for piano+vocals!
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.
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!
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!
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!
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.
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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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