João Bouhid – Tropical Jazz Concert
Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) graduate program's student Joao Bouhid will present his new project "Tropical Jazz", along with a special guest: First Year Abroad student Sophie Wellington.
João Bouhid is a guitar player from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has been working as a professional musician since he was 15 years old composing, arranging, accompanying singers, soloists and has played with great musicians such as Maurício Carrilho, Nelson Faria, João Camarero, Aquiles Moraes, Eduardo Neves and Victor Mendoza.
This new project features him as the main soloist and leader of the band. João Bouhid Topical Jazz Project explores a repertoire influenced mainly by Brazilian, Latin, and African music. Dance-oriented styles like samba, baião, mambo, ijexá, kuduro and many others are the foundation for the project. At the same time, João is mixing these styles with the freedom provided by jazz improvisation in order to make each performance unique and remarkable.
The main influences of this project are “O Baile do Almeidinha” (band of the mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda), Eduardo Neves, Sivuca, Victor Mendoza, Tito Puente and Paquito de Rivera.
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