JAZZ IT UP @ JEFFREY'S Concert & Dining Experience with CD RELEASE EVENT with BOSSA BRASIL in Concert
Celebrate International Jazz Day at the popular supper club style monthly Jazz It Up @ Jeffrey's Concert & Dining Experience on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:00pm with a special CD release concert event with the Brazilian jazz fusion sounds and more by Brazilian percussionist Mauricio De Souza and his BOSSA BRASIL quartet in concert at the cozy Jeffrey's Of Westfield, located at 114 Central Avenue in downtown Westfield, 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. After a recent successful concert appearance at the renowned Blue Note jazz venue in New York City, De Souza has also 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 Bossa Brasil album, "Here. There" and the recently CD release "Different Directions".
Percussionist Mauricio De Souza is joined for this special performance by acclaimed artists; Anton Denner on alto sax, Jerry Weir on vibraphone and Joonsam Lee on bass.
Jazz It Up @ Jeffrey's tickets are priced at $39.95 per person including a choice of dinner entrée, chef's choice dessert and beverage. Additional bar service and event drink specials are also available. Seating and dinner service for the concert experience starts at 6:30pm. Showtime is from 7pm to 9pm.
The staff and management at Jeffrey's Of Westfield strive to provide for their monthly Jazz It Up experience music patrons an enjoyable cultural and delicious evening at this popular downtown dining venue. The venue offers the perfect intimate and comfortable setting for a special monthly evening of Good Music, Good Food, Good Friends & Good Times!
Jeffrey's of Westfield (View)
114 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
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