JAZZ IT UP @ THE OFFICE with BOSSA BRASIL in Concert
The popular monthly Jazz it Up @ The Office Concert & Dinner Experience presents the Brazilian Jazz Sounds of the BOSSA BRASIL Quartet at the cozy & intimate The Office Beer Bar & Grill in Westfield, NJ. Event ticket includes choice of dinner entree, dessert & beverage. Additional bar service is available.
Born in Brasília, Brazil, 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 and selections from the new Bossa Brasil album, "Here. There...".
Dinner service starts at 6pm and continues during event. Showtime is 7pm to 9pm.
Free off street parking is available on site.
Good music! , Good food!, Good friends!, Good times! at Jazz it Up!
The Office Beer Bar & Grill
411 North Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|