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"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

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Panorama Brasil draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador - samba, MPB, bossa, folkloric music and regional styles mixed with jazz and more.

Musical director of Panorama Brasil is drummer/composer Alastair Kerr, a long-time student of Brazilian music, and recognised as one of Australia's leading exponents of Brazilian percussion. Kerr is known for his work with groups such as The Doug de Vries Trio, The New Sheiks, Sexteto Zona Sul, and Trio Agogo, and leads this stellar group.  

Panorama Brasil have performed at major festivals, including the 2013 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival, 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival (with Vince Jones and Alda Rezende), and 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (with Vince Jones and Doug de Vries).  In 2017 they performed a sold-out Melbourne Recital Centre concert of Os Afro Sambas (with Alda Rezende), and they returned to the MRC in 2018 with Brazil's Modern Poets.  Alda Rezende returns to Australia in 2020 another tour of Os Afro Sambas.

Panorama Brasil released their debut album, The Archer & the Dancer, in 2013, with the album being nominated for an Australian Jazz Bell Award.  In 2015 they released their second album, Flor de Pedra, featuring Jacq Gawler, Diana Clark, and Doug de Vries.  November 2016 saw the premiere of Kerr's second major work for the ensemble - Chant/Call: Stories of the Gods.  This suite draws on Kerr's extensive study of the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Candomble.  The recording of Chant/Call will be released online in 2019.

Regular perfomers include: Asha Henfry (flute), Al Parsons (trombone), Matt Boden (piano), Jorge Albuquerque (bass and guitar), Rodrigo Salgado (bass), and special guests including Dany Maia, Doug de VriesAlda RezendeJacqueline Gawler and Diana Clark.

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Upcoming Gigs
Panorama Brasil - Feb 1 Paris Cat
Dany Maia Sextet - Paris Cat Jan 11
Dec 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Upcoming Gigs

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Panorama Brasil - Feb 1 Paris Cat

Saturday Feb 1, 7pm

Panorama Brasil All-Stars at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

A night of samba with Panorama Brasil, featuring Jacqueline Gawler and Dany Maia.

Two wonderful singers and an incredible band take a journey through some of the great sambas.  Songs from Cartola, Alves, Barroso, Djavan, Baden Powell and more.  Bookings here.

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Dany Maia Sextet - Paris Cat Jan 11

Dany Maia Sextet at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

Saturday January 11, 7pm

Melbourne's favourite Baiana returns to the Paris Cat for her first show of the new year.  Dany Maia is an exhilirating performer, and with her stellar band she never fails to present an incredible show.  Tickets here.

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Dec 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Sunday Dec 15, 4-6pm

Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

The Agogos are back at the Brunswick Green for the summer, on the third Sunday of each month, Nov-March.  Two sets of high-energy choro with guests such as saxophonist Ben Carr and guitarist Max Rudd.  Adam May (7-string guitar and cavaco), Paul Carey (guitar) and Al Kerr (pandeiro).  313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.  Free entry.