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IVAN LINS WITH NEW YORK VOICES

2008-11-20
Dinner at: 8:00PM
Doors Open at 6:00PM

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$25.00 $45.00


Join Ivan Lins and New York Voices for a rare gathering of musicians steeped in both the Brazilian and jazz traditions.


Ivan Lins with New York Voices
FEATURING:
Ivan Lins, vocals & piano
Other musicians, TBA
with
New York Voices:
Kim Nazarian, vocals
Peter Eldridge, vocals
Darmon Meader, vocals
Lauren Kinhan, vocals

Ivan Guimar„es Lins was born on June 16, 1945 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of a Naval engineer, Ivan spent several formative years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, while his father completed graduate studies at M.I.T. Relocating to his native Brazil, Ivan earned a degree and had a career in professional sports in mind before discovering his passion and natural talent for music. Since then he has been an active and prolific performer, songwriter, and superstar of Brazilian popular music (MPB) and jazz for over 30 years.

His first hit, "Madalena," was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970. Since then he has written and performed numerous songs which have become jazz classics recorded by a who's who list of international artists including Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Manhattan Transfer, Dianne Schuur, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, Eliane Elias, Patti Austin, Toots Thielmans, Take Six, Lee Ritenour, David Benoit, Mark Murphy, Dave Grusin, Sergio Mendes, and countless others.

Mention should be made of Lins' longtime composing partner, Vitor Martins. Their songs typically feature lush harmony with a distinctive jazz sensibility. Lins' status as a genius of popular song would be established if he never performed his own material. But Lins does perform, and his distinctive, penetrating range propels his every release to the top of the Brazilian charts.

Lins studied at the Military College of Rio de Janeiro and later received a degree in industrial chemical engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He considered a career in volleyball before discovering his considerable musical talent.

Lins maintains an active touring schedule, including appearances at the Blue Note in New York City.

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NEW YORK VOICES:

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, New York Voices is the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. Like the great groups that have come before, such as Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and Manhattan Transfer, they have learned from the best and taken the art form to new levels. Their interests are rooted in jazz, but often Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop influences are infused with equal creativity and authenticity.

The group was formed in 1987 by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox and Sara Krieger. By way of explanation, Darmon, Peter, Kim and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festivals in the summer of '86. As a result of this exciting experience, the idea of forming a professional group was born. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the Jazz World. From '89 to '94, they released four total CDs on the GRP Label, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and The Collection.

2007 marks the release of their 6th studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their tradition of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple Big Band romps.

 

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