Luiz Morais Band - London Bossa Quartet
Wednesday 20th November 2019
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Hampstead Jazz Club is an Official Venue Partner of London Jazz Festival Week November 2019 and is Proud to Present on Wed 20 November:
Luiz Morais Band – London Bossa Quartet
The London Bossa Quartet presents a stirring, soulful and virtuoso mix of the very best of Brazilian instrumental music, comprising classics by all-time master Brazilian composers such as Tom Jobim, João Bosco and Hermeto Pascoal, and the band’s acclaimed original compositions. Each steeped in the rich musical tradition of Brazil, these exceptional instrumentalists also bring together diverse influences from Jazz, Choro and Funk to create a fine, sophisticated and daring take on the Brazilian Jazz tradition, giving audiences a thrilling introduction to Brazil beyond Bossa Nova.
Gathering some of the very best Brazilian Jazz instrumentalists in the UK scene, the London Bossa Quartet is dedicated to exploring the richness of Brazilian instrumental music through sophisticated arrangements and exciting improvisation.
Playing an exquisite repertoire comprised of a mix of classics by all-time master Brazilian composers such as Tom Jobim, Joao Bosco and Hermeto Pascoal, as well as the band’s acclaimed original compositions, the quartet creates a vibrant, virtuoso sound that takes audiences on a journey through Brazil that goes well beyond Bossa Nova.
The Quartet is comprised of Brazilian 7-string guitarist, arranger and composer Luiz Morais, a unique voice in the contemporary Brazilian jazz guitar. Based in London since 2010, he also leads the Luiz Morais Sextet, forging ahead in creating an innovative and experimental rebirth of the Brazilian musical tradition in the wider landscape of Jazz and world music. He has played with some of the finest contemporary performers in the UK including Adriano Adewale, Gareth Lochrane, Georgia Mancio and Alice Zawadzki and has played alongside the legendary Gilberto Gil.
On piano is Sam Watts, one of the young stars of the UK contemporary Jazz scene and winner of the Humphrey Lyttelton Prize, playing regularly with the likes of Micha Mullov-Addado and rising guitar star Rob Luft. On drums is Marius Rodrigues, one of the most in demand Brazilian jazz drummers/percussionists in the UK. Electric & acoustic Bass player Mateus Nova is a stalwart of UK Latin music circles and is recognised for his ability to design astonishing bass lines. It has been said of him that he has the ability to “transform folkloric into “funkloric”, and has played with Jazz and Funk royalty including Ed Motta.
The show simply sparkles with talent and extraordinary music, the likes of which is unusual to hear at this level outside of Brazil. Unmissable!!!!!
Luiz Morais – 7 String Guitar
Sam Watts – Piano
Mateus Nova – Bass
Marius Rodrigues – Drums
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm