Photo Credit: Erin X. Smithers
"The expert Brazilian singer — passionate and learned - leads her terrific band in the classic Bossa and Samba 7 songbook, always with a few surprises mixed in."
- Boston Phoenix
Medici Musica Presents: Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble
Featuring: Anita Coelho - Vocals
Alexei Tsiganov - Piano
Fernando Huergo - Bass
Renato Malavasi - Drums, Percussion
w/ Special Guests:
Mike Turk - Harmonicas
Ebinho Cardoso - Vocals, 6-String Piccolo Bass
Marcio Philomena & Anita Coelho - Guitar/Vocal Duet
Bossa Nova vocalist Anita Coelho returns once again to the Regattabar, bringing with her the incomparable chops of her Brazilian Ensemble with Alexei Tsiganov on Piano, Fernando Huergo on Bass and Renato Malavasi on Drums, now joined by very special guests; Mike Turk on Harmonicas and Ebinho Cardoso on both vocals and 6-string Piccolo Bass and a special duet with Brazilian guitar virtuoso, Marcio Philomena on Guitar.
Coelho is known for her sultry interpretations and contemporary arrangements of swinging Bossa Nova and Samba compositions from renowned composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Carlos Lyra, Marita Rita, Milton Nascimento, and many more. Joined by her ensemble of expert players, praised for their remarkable solos and delicate renditions of Brazilian music, Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble incorporates Coelho's powerful vocals with the mesmerizing rhythms and distinctive melodies of the rich music culture of Brazil to bring us the very best in Brazilian music!