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Laura Dreyer and the Manhattan/Rio Connection

July 17 @ 8:30 pm

- $12.00 – $25.00
Laura Dreyer & The Manhattan/Rio Connection features saxophonist, flutist, and com-poser Laura Dreyer, accompanied by an ensemble of stellar Brazilian jazz artists. Theirmusic demonstrates the special sound that Brazilian jazz has developed in the NewYork jazz scene. Dreyer, who lives in New York City, is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She haspursued her passion for Brazilian music for over 30 years while also cutting a strongcareer path in American jazz. She enjoys combining her vast experience as a jazz musician with her passion for Brazilian musical styles.
Her newest release, Vida. Arte. Amor., (Mayimba Jazz), was recorded in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, and has received rave reviews. Dreyer has released three other CDs as a leaderand producer, including Mysterious Encounter (Lavasphere), Free Flying Bird (Piloo),and Sax in the City (Apria). She is featured on acclaimed Brazilian pianist Dom Salva-dor’s release, The Art of Samba Jazz, which received the Premio da Musica Brasileiraaward for Best Instrumental CD.
Dreyer, who has toured nationally and internationally, has headlined at the KennedyCenter’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, The Syracuse Jazz Festival, TheMontavilla Jazz Festival, as well as many NYC venues including The Blue Note, Fat Cat,Sweet Rhythm, Birdland, Zinc Bar, and many others. Recent engagements include TheBlue Note Napa (Napa, California), Twins Jazz (Washington DC), An Die Musik Live (Bal-timore, MD), The Sound Room (Oakland, CA), TribOz and Santo Scenarium (Rio de Ja-neiro, Brazil), Christos (Salem, OR), to name a few.
The group’s program features original contemporary Brazilian jazz, as well as arrange-ments of Brazilian jazz classics. Dreyer’s compositions combine catchy, lyrical melo-dies in a variety of Brazilian styles such as samba, bossa nova, baião, afoxé, maracatu,partido alto, and more.

Venue

Mr. Tipples
39 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Venue

Mr. Tipples
39 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map