Rebecca Kleinmann New Album Release!
Rebecca Kleinmann, flutes & vocals
Brian Moran, guitars
Scott Thompson, bass
Julien Cantelm, drums
Brian Rice, percussion
Rebecca Kleinmann's new album features original music by living Brazilian composers including Douglas Lora, Lucas Telles, Marcos Ruffato, Ian Faquini and pieces written for Rebecca by the legendary Hermeto Pascoal. The recordings were made in Belo Horizonte Brazil and at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley with world class Brazilian musicians including the composers and Túlio Araújo, pandeiro, Camila Rocha, bass, Jorge Continentino, tenor saxophone, Vitor Gonçalves, accordion, Felipe Vilas Boas, guitar and Igor Neves, piano.
Rebecca Kleinmann is an acclaimed flutist, singer, and composer with a twenty year professional career marked by diversity and improvisation. In the words of Latin Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Jovino Santos Neto, Rebecca plays flute with the passion of a flamenco dancer. An explorer at heart, she rockets and flows between genres, one day leading The Rebecca Kleinmann Jazz Quartet with pianist Alex Conde, bassist Gary Brown, and drummer Marlon Aldana, the next day performing with a Brazilian Choro ensemble, and then later that night jamming in a flamenco juerga. Rebeccas international career has taken her to perform on stages in Argentina, Brazil, Africa, Europe and Australia including Melbournes International Women in Jazz Festival, SESC in São Paulo, Birdland in New York City, the Blue Whale in Los Angeles as well as being featured at the SF Jazz Center, the San Jose Jazz Festival, Yoshis San Francisco and Oakland, Piedmont Piano, the Sound Room, the Oracle Arena and the Paramount Theatre closer to her Oakland home. Her passion for Brazilian music takes her to Brazil frequently to study and perform.
Rebecca has performed and recorded with great musicians including Hermeto Pascoal, Carlos Oliveira, Lionel Loueke, SK Kakraba, Rob Curto, Airto Moriera, Fabiano Nascimento, and Kina Mendez and worked with world-class dancers including Clara Rodriquez, Melissa Cruz, and Rosangela Silvestre. She freelances, records on soundtracks and plays and sings with Brasiliense, Dona Francisca Forró Band, NY based ensemble Heard Music, and the Taylor Anointed Praise Choir. In the words of master Jazz Pianist Benny Green, "Kleinmann is masterful and selfless in her ability and inclination of melding her sound with her environment. With this in mind, she surely has immersed herself in rich musical environments!
Rebecca's projects include her jazz quartet and a tour with virtuoso flamenco guitarist, Jason McGuires Trio, Kata-Vento Brazilian Sextet and collaborations with guitarists Fabiano do Nascimento, Ian Faquini and Dusty Brough. For the last four years, Rebecca has been hosting a series Brazil and Beyond at Senegalese venue Bissap Baobab in San Francisco. One of her favorite current projects is Brasiliense, her duo with Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini. Their alchemy together has been heralded as the balance of deep preparation with the unaffected abandon to go wherever the moment leads.
Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rebecca began improvising on flute in a Gospel Church while also playing in the citys Youth Symphony. In 2000, she won the National Flute Associations Jazz competition with the performance of an original composition. She studied with David Baker at the acclaimed Indiana University School of Music where she graduated with degrees in Jazz Flute and Spanish then traveled extensively to immerse herself in the cultures of Flamenco, Tango and Brazilian Music. Rebecca produced her first album Raio de Sol in 2005 including co-written music with legendary musician Hermeto Pascoal, and performances by Grammy artists Airto Moreira and Jovino Santos Neto. In addition to being a performing and recording artist, Rebecca is a dedicated private music teacher.
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