Rebecca KleinmannPhoto by Viviana Guzman 600x400The Rebecca Kleinmann Trio presents an intricate and exhilarating program of acoustic Brazilian music including original arrangements of music by Faquini, Pixinguinha, Jobim, Baden Powell, Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal, along with a few special surprises.  Rebecca Kleinmann is a fearless improvisor who has steeped herself in musical languages of Brazilian Choro, Forró and Jazz, and is a contribute music writer for Soul Brasil magazine.
Brazilian born composer and guitarist Ian Faquini writes gorgeous original compositions inspired by traditional rhythms of Brazil spanning from Samba to Baião and Maracatu and inspired by harmonically-rich influences from Ravel to Duke Ellington and Guinga. Rebecca and Ian released their duo album “Brasiliense” in 2014, engineered by Jeff Cressman. 
Drummer Julien Cantelm, a native of  San Diego grooves with unparalleled subtlety, bringing a breadth of knowledge in Brazilian music and Jazz to his joyous, open-eared playing.A special guest on this concert will be rising star Natalie Cressman, raised in the Bay Area, based in New York City, and currently touring widely with her stunning vocal and trombone prowess.
The cool Brazilian Smooth Music is schedule for April 1st, 8pm at the Sound Room in Oakland, CA featuring Rebecca Trio. To visit the Facebook Event Page go HERE:hyperlink:
Planning ahead for May 10th, also at Yoshi’s Oakland with Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet for a mix of Brazilian-Jazz-Flamenco. More info and ticket go to the venue event page HERE.

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