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Upcoming Gigs
Oct 9 - The Boite presents Tamandua
Oct 30 - Panorama Brasil at Paris Cat
Sept 26 - Tamandua at Belleville

Upcoming Gigs

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Oct 9 - The Boite presents Tamandua

The Boite presents Tamandua - Friday Oct 9, 8pm

After a sold-out show for The Boite at fortyfivedownstairs, Tamandua have been invited back, this time to perform at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre.  "Tamandua play subtly melodic Brazilian Choro, encapsulating the sonic complexities of jazz and the engaging rhythms of tango and samba. They bring a fresh approach, a fine musicality and a history of work with Doug de Vries and musicians in Brazil."  Book online here.  Doors open 7:30pm.

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Oct 30 - Panorama Brasil at Paris Cat

Friday October 30, 8pm - Panorama Brasil at Paris Cat

featuring Doug de Vries & Diana Clark


For the past two years Panorama Brasil have been entertaining audiences at the Paris Cat with an amazing mix of music from across Brazil. Music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazon basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador.

Panorama Brasil is lead by Alastair Kerr, one of Australia's leading exponents of Brazilian percussion, and for this very special show they will be joined by the guitarist Doug de Vries and vocalist Diana Clark. As well as his impeccable jazz pedigree, Doug is internationally recognised as a master of Brazilian guitar styles. He and Diana have collaborated on a number of Brazilian-inspired projects, and for this show they join members of Panorama Brasil for a journey through some of Brazil's greatest songs.

Panorama Brasil presented a sold-out season of "Jobim" at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, performing with Vince Jones, Doug de Vries and Alda Rezende. They also featured at the 2013 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, premiering Kerr's suite The Archer & the Dancer, which became their debut album, and performed at the 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival. They have just released their second album, Flor de Pedra, which features Jacq Gawler, Doug de Vries and Diana Clark.

"The band launched straight into the heady syncopations of the maracatu from Recife, transporting us immediately into the alternative reality of a wild, intensely colourful carnival, about as far removed from Adelaide in winter as you can get."
- Stephen Wittington, Adelaide Advertiser (June 14, 2015)

Asha Henfry (flute)
Jorge Albuquerque (bass)
Alastair Kerr (drums/percussion)
Diana Clark (voice)
Doug de Vries (guitar)


Sept 26 - Tamandua at Belleville

Saturday September 26, 10pm - Tamandua at Belleville

Join Melbourne's hottest new choro band, Tamandua, for two sets of great instrumental music from Rio and Sao Paulo.  Belleville, Globe Alley, Melbourne.

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