Delta Air Lines presents “BossaBrasil” featuring Marcos Valle with special guest, vocalist/composer Celso Fonseca, February 7 – 11, at Birdland. Shows are 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm (Sunday at 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm).
While many of its architects – the creators of the sound, style and form of Bossa Nova and Samba – are no longer with us, two talents who shortly followed in their footsteps are coming to Birdland in an exciting collaboration.
This magical collaboration of Marcos Valle and Celso Fonseca, direct from Rio in Brazil, holds up the tradition of the era of Bossa Nova and Samba, bringing melodic genius and fabulous infectious swinging Brazilian rhythms along with their wonderful Band, consisting of the beautiful/talented Vocalist Patricia Alvi, famed Brazilian drummer Renato Massa, the very talented Itaiguara Brandao on bass, and exciting Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, also from Brazil.
Marcos Valle – The charismatic Composer, Keyboardist, Singer, has had a 50-year career, following in the footsteps of the Jobim/Lyra generation with over 500 songs to his credit composed and recorded by the greats Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Jay Z, Kanye West and so many more . Some of his hits include “Summer Samba“, “The Face I Love‘, and “Batucada” known around the world.
Celso Fonseca – also brilliantly talented, – Singer , Composer, Producer, has had his songs recorded by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Nana Caymmi, Maria Bethania, Vinicius Cantuaria, and of course Marcos Valle and many more important artists. With 14 critically acclaimed ‘solo vocal albums’, dating back to 1966 such as “Minha cara“, “O som do sim”, and many more…all the way to recent years with “No meu filme” in 2011 and “Like Nice” in 2015 , nominated four times for a Latin Grammy in 2016.
Brazilian music found a new home at Birdland once it opened it’s doors almost 10 years ago to the sounds and rhythms of Brazil to great success thru Producers Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta, known for their Brazilian music productions and love of this genre of music …” Bossa Nova and Samba”… in an effort to keep this important music alive and performed by many of the greats.