2ND FRIDAY @ MONDO Valentine's Day Concert & Dance Party with BOSSA BRASIL & More
A Romantic Valentine's Day Concert with BOSSA BRASIL plus a Dance Party with DJ Brandis!
Come celebrate romance this Valentine's Day with a special concert performance with the acclaimed BOSSA BRASIL jazz quartet! After a recent well received performance at the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC this in-demand music ensemble comes to this unique intimate 3rd floor Brownstone theatre at MONDO, located at 426 Springfield Avenue in quaint downtown Summit, NJ on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:30pm.
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 is joined in concert by fellow BOSSA BRASIL musicians Dmitry Baevsky on alto sax, Ben Winkelman on piano and Joonsam Lee on bass.
After the concert enjoy a romantic dance party with the sounds of DJ Brandis at this intimate venue loft in quaint downtown Summit, NJ. Includes a selection of desserts and beverages for your enjoyment !
Reserve your tickets early for this special Valentine's Day experience!
426 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|