New York City, USA – Brazil’s
Passos has joined the stellar lineup for the Fujitsu Jazz Festival’s tribute
to Paquito D’Rivera at New York’s Carnegie Hall on January 10, 2005. On a roster
of artists that includes Yo-Yo Ma, Bebo Valdés,
Michel Camilo, Las Hermanas Marquez, Dave Samuels &
Narell, The New York Voices, Claudio Roditi, Romero Lubambo, Brenda
Ziegler and many others, Passos will sing two songs with D’Rivera, including
“0 Pato,” which she sings with D’Rivera on Amorosa, her solo debut
recording for Sony Classical. The tribute to D’Rivera – who also appears, with Passos, on the critically
acclaimed, award-winning Obrigado Brazil albums featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma –
celebrates the Latin/jazz superstar’s “50 years and 10 nights” in show business.
During the performance, which he will also host, D’Rivera will be presented the
National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Master’s Award. Presented by Fujitsu, the
concert is produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta.