Please join us Sunday, May 7th at 3:00pm for Jersey Jazz LIVE!
The program will feature GRAMMY nominated, Brazilian jazz guitar sensation Diego Figueiredo, along with Jazz Society favorite Warren Vaché Jr. on cornet. This powerhouse duo will present music that’s a fusion between jazz, bossa nova, and classical genres. Please visit njjs.org for more information.
This concert is generously sponsored by Rachel Domber of Arbors Records.
Members: $10 / Non Members: $15
In 2020, Figueiredo was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, for “Marry Me A Little” on the Cyrille Aimee Mack Avenue album, Move On: A Sondheim Adventure. In his review of Figueiredo’s 2022 Arbors album, Follow the Signs, Edward Blanco of AllAboutJazz, described him as “one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world. A classically-trained musician influenced by Brazilian masters Joao Gilberto and Baden Powell,” Blanco continued, “he has also integrated the styles of American guitarists George Benson, Pat Metheny, and the great Joe Pass into his playing.”
DownBeat’s Frank Alkyer wrote that Figueiredo “weaves magic over the fretboard, demonstrating his command of the instrument and his art. The music of Diego Figueiredo has the ability to take your breath away in so many ways.”
Vache is appearing this month at the Chicken Fat Ball in Maplewood , NJ, and was one of the performers at NJJS’ 50th Anniversary Concert last October in Morristown, NJ. The New York Times’ John S. Wilson once wrote of his “gorgeously warm tone”, adding that he “adds rough-toned vitality to the brass section.”
There will also be an opening act of Rising Stars. Performers to be announced.