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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 return to the MRC in 2018 with Brazil's Modern Poets.

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 2018.

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

www.panoramabrasil.com.au 

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Upcoming Gigs
Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown
Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos
Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Upcoming Gigs

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

Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown

Saturday September 29, 8:30pm

Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown Jazz Cafe

One of Australia's leading trumpeters, Paul Williamson, presents music from great Australian composers, with his quartet featuring Joe O'Connor, Hiroki Hoshino and Al Kerr.  uptownjazzcafe.com 171 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

 

 

 

Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos

Dany Maia Quintet at Vamos

Fridays from 7:30pm

Dany Maia brings the best of Brazil to Vamos every Friday night.  Joined by her stellar band, Dany brings incredible joy and energy to every performance.  Singing great songs from samba, bossa nova, MPB, and forro, Dany brings the spirit of Salvador da Bahia to Melbourne.  Bookings here.  Level 1, 37 Little Bourke St.Dany Maia 1

 

 

 

Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Saturday October 6

Featuring Doug de Vries and Diana Clark

Panorama Brasil hit the road for a one-off concert in Wangaratta, featuring the amazing Doug de Vries and Diana Clark.  Full details and tickets here.