Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet Plays JobimConcerts & Performances
The graceful Brazilian guitarist and singer Vinicius Cantuária, whose professional career began as a composer and drummer with Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil among others, moved to New York in 1994 and became immersed in a downtown scene that found him mixing it up with musicians as varied as Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson and Brad Mehldau, as well as leading his own contemporary Brazilian jazz bands. For the past year or so, he’s been living most of the time “here at my house in Rio and on airplanes,” says Cantuária. This wonderful quintet will perform a mix songs by the prolific composer Antonio Jobim that will include classics like “Chega de Saudade,” “A Felicidade” and “The Girl from Ipanema”. “The ritual bow in the direction of Jobim.” Clive Davis. “Cantuaria is the doyen of Brazilian singer-songwriters—more melodic than Caetano Veloso, more consistent than Gilberto Gil and with more talent than Max de Castro, Otto and Patricia Marx put together.” John Walters. Tickets $25 & 30.