"A masterpiece of contemporary music, regardless of definition." - Los Angeles Times
Vinicius Cantuária Plays Jobim
Vinicius Cantuária - Guitar, vocals
Helio Alves - Piano
Paul Socolow - Bass
Adriano Santos - Drums
Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist Vinicius Cantuária is currently touring one of the finest musical ensembles around. Drawing from the rich history of Brazilian music and integrating it with jazz, avant-garde and pop, Vinicius Cantuária's music is like a rolling rhythmic whisper filled with dramatic turns and stunning sonic ideas. His current concert program is drawn from his recent recording "Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim" (Sunnyside, 2015).
The music of Brazil has left a treasure trove of unparalleled compositional gems, and none are as beloved as the catalog of Antonio Carlos Jobim. A genius in utilizing the cool of jazz, the seduction of Brazil and the tongue of a poet, Jobim has left a wake that has rocked the musical world with the spawning of the bossa nova movement. It is only natural that Cantuária, one of the most important Brazilian voices of the past two decades, will be performing a tribute to Jobim. On "Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim", Cantuária performs both solo and with the help of some truly amazing co-conspirators, including guitarist Bill Frisell, pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, vocalist and MPB legend Joyce and jazz-pop sensation Melody Gardot.
With critically acclaimed concert performances at some of the most prestigious festivals and concert halls in the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Jazz A Vienne (France), Blue Note Tokyo (Japan), the Vancouver Jazz Festival (Canada), Blue Note New York (U.S.A.), SF Jazz (U.S.A), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), The Barbican (UK) and Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK), he continues to wow audiences throughout the world.