JAZZ IT UP @ JOHNNY K's Concert & Dining Experience with BOSSA BRASIL in Concert
The popular supper club style monthly Jazz it Up @ Johnny K's Concert & Dining Experience continues with an evening of Brazilian Jazz fusion with acclaimed Brazilian drummer Mauricio de Souza and his BOSSA BRASIL quartet in concert at the elegant and comfortable Johnny K's Restaurant in Clark, NJ. Born in Brasília, Brazil, Bossa Brasil founder Maurício de Souza is a jazz drummer who easily performs in both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. His good taste and finesse have allowed him to play in numerous settings with various accomplished musicians. Maurício studied with world renowned jazz drummer and master teacher, Joe Morello for eight years. He also had a year of private studies with distinguished all-round percussion teacher Glenn Weber. Aside from the inspiration of Mr. Morello, other influential performers include Buddy Rich, Airto Moreira, Dave Weckl, Roy Haynes, and Bill Stewart.
Since settling in Northern New Jersey in 2004, de Souza has been very active in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, performing at some of the finest jazz clubs not only as a side man but also as a band leader. In New York, de Souza has been heard at Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Garage Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, Lenox Lounge, Bar Next Door, Cachaça Jazz N' Samba Club, Cleopatra's Needle, Kitano Hotel, Jule's Bistro, Cutting Room, Via Brasil, Brazil Grill, Village Underground, New York Athletic Club, and Bubby's (Brooklyn) to name a few. Internationally, Maurício has performed in Brasilia, Brazil at well known jazz venues. Other performances include appearances as guest percussionist in numerous orchestral concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Orchestra and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro de Brasilia (Brazil).
De Souza's group, Bossa Brasil performs the most sophisticated Brazilian music, including the exotic rhythms of the Baião and the Chorinho. The repertoire includes compositions from Brazil's most outstanding artists such as; Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Roberto Menescal, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Victor Assis Brasil, Hermeto Pascoal, Baden Powell, Pixinguinha plus selections from their recent Bossa Brasil album, "Here. There".
Mauricio de Souza is joined for this special performance by Jerry Weir on vibraphone, Gary Mazzaroppi on bass and featuring Dmitry Baevsky on sax.
The experience includes a choice of dinner entree, dessert and a beverage. Bar service and event drink specials are also available for purchase.
Johnny K's (View)
1030 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
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