HOLLY PYLE | The Brazil Project
Join us for a musical journey to Brazil, as Holly and her all-star band puts a fresh spin on jazz samba, bossa nova, and beyond!
In the early 1960s Brazil ignited a global musical revolution by exporting a new kind of jazz-infused music. Blending subtle, caressing melodies with intoxicating syncopated rhythms, the sound was called BOSSA NOVA (Portuguese for “new trend”). When Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “The Girl From Ipanema” (recorded by Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto) won the Grammy in 1965, the new trend became a worldwide phenomenon.
Known for her “soulfully graceful, liquid-like voice” (New Times), Los Angeles vocalist HOLLY PYLE started out as an opera major before studying jazz and psychology. Now one of the most popular vocalists in the west, Holly performs with leading jazz groups and appears regularly as a solo a-cappella act using electronic looping to build masterful sonic creations.
Holly Pyle vocal
Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn
Matt Clark piano
Geoff Brennan bass
Deszon X. Claiborne drums