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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

 

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.  SMbrasil1274

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
The Afro Sambas Tour 2020 cancelled
Paris Cat, July 31 - CANCELLED
March 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Upcoming Gigs

Please click through the tabs for information on our upcoming gigs.

The Afro Sambas Tour 2020 cancelled

March/April 2020

Panorama Brasil and Alda Rezende

Os Afro Sambas - CANCELLED

The amazing Alda Rezende returns to Australia to perform Os Afro Sambas (The Afro Sambas) with Panorama Brasil.  The Afro Sambas are amongst the most important works of Brazilian music post-bossa nova.  You can see video here of Alda singing Berimbau in the studio with Panorama Brasil.

Saturday March 28 - Bar Maurocco, Castlemaine

Thursday April 2, 1pm - Monash University lunchtime concert. Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music auditorium.

Saturday April 4, 7pm & 9:30pm - Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne

Wednesday April 8 - Hedberg, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Thursday April 9 - Gnomon Pavilion, The Wharf, Ulverstone.

Paris Cat, July 31 - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Panorama Brasil, featuring Jacqueline Gawler

Paris Cat Jazz Club, July 31, 6:30pm

Please note the new show time.

We are very excited to be able to present live music once again, and our first gig back will be at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne on July 31. Seating is limited - please see the Paris Cat website for details on the arrangements for ticketing and their post-covid protocols. For this concert Panorama Brasil will be joined by Jacq Gawler, one of Australia's finest interpreters of Brazilian song. Tickets here.

Jacqueline Gawler

March 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Sunday March 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.