Sat, June 29th

Requinte Trio Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian jazz TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $20
Door Price $25

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Requinte Trio Brazilian Jazz

 

A pianist from Philadelphia, a singer from Brooklyn and a percussionist from Bahia walk into a bar... Fingers, voices and rhythm. A lingering sweetness on your lips from the night before, and a quick inhale the morning after.  The richness and passion of Honey and Air; our first musical collaboration on record.

 
Pianist/arranger John di Martino hails from the City Of Brotherly Love, had learned his licks with the great Lennie Tristano and is one of the most in- demand accompanists for singers. Man, he's got some soul!   I’m from the Holy City of Brooklyn and grew up with New York City as my backdrop, singing folk, pop, country and original music till The Manhattan Transfer hurled me head-first into the rich worlds of vocalese, swing music, harmony singing and doo-wop. Nanny Assis, a native of Salvador, Bahia is a singer, percussionist, guitarist,and songwriter, who has touched hearts and souls through musical expressions that go beyond comprehension.   What to name a diverse trio of musicians creating jazz /soul/pop/folk/global/playful expressions? Nanny, our man from Brazil, focused our collaboration and was the one to whom we looked to come up with a perfect word to express this new musical cocktail. Without missing a beat, he looked at us and said “Requinte . ”(HAY- KEEN- CHEE ) It's a word that means "elegant" in Portuguese. We strive for that elevated feeling in our joyous mixture of influences and our coming together of cultures.

 

John di Martino

John di Martino is a jazz pianist, arranger and producer, based in New York City. He has been described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres. John has performed and recorded with David "Fat Head" Newman, Pat Martino, Houston Person and Taj Mahal. Mr. di Martino is a sought after musical director.
He has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Keely Smith, Billy Eckstine and Janis Siegel. John's talents as arranger and pianist, can be heard on recordings with Gloria Lynn, and Grady Tate. John's discography includes many Grammy nominated cd's, among those are: "Love" with Issac Delgado, "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B", and "Live And In Clave" with Bobby Sanabria. John di Martino was a long time member of Ray Barretto's "New World Spirit", Mr di Martino is a featured pianist and arranger on many of Ray Barretto's recordings including: "Portraits In Jazz And Clave" ( featuring James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano and Steve Turre ) and the Grammy nominated, CD: "Contact". Born in Philadelphia, Pa; John studied with Lennie Tristano and Don Sebesky. "John"s soul and being come straight through to his music, the jazz world needs him! "

 

 

Nanny Assis

Nanny Assis was born in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia, in 1969. One of Brazil’s first cities, with predominant African influences, Salvador is the birthplace of some of the country’s most remarkable music creations. That, in part, explains why Nanny has music running through his veins, making him an outstanding singer, a terrific drummer/percussionist, and a talented songwriter who has broadly touched hearts and souls through
musical expressions that go beyond comprehension. Anybody who sees Nanny performing immediately feels that music for him is not just a career; rather, it is how he translates rhythms and notes into pure essence, often snatching audiences away, or other times energizing them enough to stand up and simply dance “and sweat until you can’t sweat no more,” to use Bob Marley’s lyrics. His ability to run smoothly through virtually all kinds of music makes Nanny a quite noticeable and gifted artist.

Janis Siegel

Over the past four and a half decades, the voice of Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer’s diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a founding member of this musical institution, Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise.

Over the years, Janis’ unmistakable voice has become one of the The Manhattan Transfer’s most recognizable trademarks. She sang lead on some of the Transfer’s biggest hits, such as “Operator,” “Chanson D’Amour,” “Twilight Zone,” “Birdland,” “The Boy from N.Y.C.” “Spice of Life”, ”Ray" Rockhouse”, “The Shaker Song”, “Mystery”, and co-wrote and sang lead on the Grammy winning “Sassy”.