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Jazz at the Chimes Concert Nov. 18 Will Feature Brazilian Jazz

Pianist and composer Marcos Silva will headline the final concert of the current season at the Chapel of the Chimes.

From a Jazz at the Chimes press release:

Jazz at the Chimes' last concert of the new season will feature pianist and composer Marcos Silva in “Made in Brazil” on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Marcos Silva was at the forefront of the Bossa Nova movement and has played with all the greats of Brazilian music. A keyboardist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, Silva has served as music director, arranger and keyboardist for Flora Purim, Airto, Toninho Horta, Paquito D'Rivera, Bud Shank, Ricardo Silveira, Dori Caymmi, Nana Caymmi, Danilo Caymmi, Edu Lobo, and more. He currently heads the Brazilian Department at the Jazzschool Institute in Berkeley and has introduced hundreds of students to Brazilian jazz.

Silva will present original compositions that can be categorized as Brazilian jazz. His evocative pieces are harmonically rich, melodically intricate and rhythmically complex. An exciting and virtuosic pianist, Silva will be joined by Mary Fettig (Stan Kenton Orchestra) on saxophone and flute, Scott Thompson (Chico Pinheiro) on bass and Phil Thompson on drums.

The concert will be followed by a reception where the public can meet the artists and purchase CDs.

Tickets: $15 general, $10 seniors and students. Purchase at the door, cash only. The box office opens at 12:30 pm. Doors open at 1:30. Limited seating; arrive early to purchase tickets. Info: 510.654.0123, chimesjazz@gmail.com 

As a lead up to the concert, Alisa Clancy of KCSM 91.1 jazz radio (College of San Mateo) will do an on-air interview with Silva on Nov.r 14 at 9 a.m.

Jazz at the Chimes is a concert series produced by Mary D’Orazi and sponsored by Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland featuring Bay Area talent. Concerts are held at the Chapel of the Chimes — a designated City of Oakland Landmark designed by Julia Morgan. The Chapel provides a wonderful visual backdrop and acoustic listening venue for live music in a setting like no other. Chapel of the Chimes wants to share this architectural treasure with the community and support local jazz musicians. The mission of the series is to honor the individual stories, unique artistry and personal contributions of the jazz artists who are a part of our diverse Bay Area community.  

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