A Giant of Brazilian Music Hermeto Pascoal to Perform at Barbican in London

Hermeto Pascoal
Hermeto Pascoal, one of Brazil’s most influential musicians is scheduled to perform on 20 November 2011 at 20:00 at Barbican Hall in London. The charismatic composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and musical visionary returns to the Barbican in celebration of his 75th birthday, with his intoxicating blend of jazz, rock and Brazilian music.

Described by Miles Davis as “one of the most important musicians on the planet” and nicknamed the ‘Sorcerer’, he is as likely to produce a piece for kitchen utensils as improvised solos on keyboard or flute – or leading his long established, infectiously swinging Brazilian band in partnership with the all star British band formed back in the 90s to play his exhilarating big band music.

Brazilian Band

Hermeto Pascoal: keyboard, accordion, teapot, bass flute, his skeleton, cup of water…
Aline Morena: voice, ten strings guitar and body percussion
Itiberê Zwarg: electric bass and percussion
André Marques: piano, flute and percussion
Vinícius Dorin: saxes, flutes and percussion
Fabio Pascoal: percussion and stage direction
Marcio Bahia: drum kit and percussion

British Band

Trumpets
Tom Rees Roberts
Noel Langley
Henry Lowther
Kevin Robinson
Chris Batchelor

Trombones
Pete Beachill
Fayyaz Virji
Richard Henry
Richard Wigley
Sarah Williams

Saxophones
Phil Todd
Peter King
Julian Siegel
Chris Biscoe

Rhythm
Mark Mondesir drums
Mike Mondesir bass
Stuart Hall guitar

Conductor
Jovino Santos

Tickets: £15 – 30
subject to availability

barbican.org.uk

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