Brazil invades NYC!

by elizabeth | January 26th, 2011

elizabethjazz - SOBs Jan 2011

This past weekend, I played trombone at NYC’s “SOBs” with the singer and percussionist Nanny Assis, who has played with a who’s who of musicians of many styles: Phillip Glass, Romero Lubambo, Vinicius Cantuaria, John Patitucci, Leni Stern, Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Arthur Lipner, and many others. This show was Nanny’s own band, and as it was a fundraiser for victims of the recent mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, it was filled with special guests! Brazil was well-represented through Samba, Baiao, Bossa Nova, and Forro music!

Photographer Stan Rifken got some great shots of the show! Here’s Nanny singing….

Nanny Assis singing - Jan 2011

And here’s me, hitting a low note….

elizabeth! with slide extended - Jan 2011

Marcus Santos and Davi Viera on percussion…

Marcus and Davi at SOBs - Jan 2011

And Eliano Braz on violin and voice…

Eliano Braz

What a fun night!

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elizabeth! is a vocalist, trombonist, and songwriter working in NYC and Los Angeles. Originally from Vermont, she studied neuroscience at Harvard before moving to NYC to play, tour, and record with jazz musicians, indie rockers, pop stars and more. Her new album of original jazzy pop tunes was just released on Canopy Jazz!

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