Sao Paolo-born Liza Silva with her band Voz do Brasil has supercharged the Sunday night revels at Haight Street’s Club Deluxe for more than a decade, creating magic week after week. That’s been on pause for reasons of which you’re well aware, but performing tonight with her long-time colleagues Ray Scott on guitar, Alex Baum on bass and Pepe Jacobo on the drum kit & percussion, Liza will take you right back to that sweet spot! Voz do Brasil will draw from a huge repertoire of samba, bossa nova, forro and other afro-brazilian tunes famous and obscure, keeping spirits high — something we’ve craved like crazy in these tumultuous times.
Liza toured internationally for years with organist Walter Wanderleyâ€“the man who popularized bossa nova in America and around the world in the 1960s with his huge hit â€œSummer Samba.â€ She’s also shared the stage with such Brazilian greats as Joao Gilberto, Elsa Soares and Beth Carvalho, with Sade, Boz Skaggs and Bonnie Raitt, with Tito Puente, and with such Bay Area luminaries as Paula West, Tammy Hall, Wayne Wallace, Denise Perrier and Kim Nalley. She’s been a top draw on the Bay Area Brazilian music scene since the early 1990s.
We know now that we have plenty to celebrate, and plenty of need to celebrate!
Ding dong the witch is melting…
It’s been a long time coming and now it’s here!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site