Cookin’ Up Brazilian Jazz with Orchestra Jorge Amado

Jazz KitchenAttention jazz lovers: The Jazz Kitchen will host Orchestra Jorge Amado, a thirteen piece jazz ensemble dedicated to performing original compositions inspired by the life and literary work of famous Brazilian novelist, Jorge Amado.

Famous Brazilian musicians, such as Jovino Santos Neto, Jayme Vignoli and Caio Sena, contribute to a sound that pushes the boundaries of what a thirteen piece ensemble can achieve, both musically and artistically.

The compositions reflect the cauldron of rhythms that can be found in the Brazilian state of Bahia, with rhythms inspired by Capoeira, Samba and even Candomblé, a Brazilian religion. In a way, it is the Brazilian equivalent to America’s blues genre.

Their album has met with positive reviews by both critics and fellow musicians alike, such as famous Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist, Egberto Gismonti. Its release of was timed to coincide with Amado’s birthday, had he lived to be 100 years old.

For anyone unfamiliar with Jorge Amado, he was a Modernist Brazilian novelist whose stories concerned the social and economic struggles that existed in the eastern Brazilian state of Bahia. His work was lauded worldwide and translated into 49 languages. He died Aug. 6, 2001.

Event Info

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Jazz Kitchen: 5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Tel. 317-253-4900
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