featuring Tommy Smith, Irini Arabatzi, Mario Caribe & Brian Kellock arranged and orchestrated by Bill Dobbins
7:30pm, Sunday 05 May 2019
Antonio Carlos Jobim was the foremost composer of authentic Brazilian bossa nova and
samba derived, popular jazz music. His crossover projects with Stan Getz made him a household name, and boosted the eclectic credentials of his more famous American collaborators. Jazz musicians have long been influenced by Getz, Jobim and their cohort and few are better placed than saxophonist Tommy Smith, Brazilian guitarist Mario Caribe, and vocalist Irini Arabatzi to articulate the aspirational and escapist nature of this cool, soft, sinuous and sensual music.
The jazz pianist Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller has been immortalized in print, on record, on screen and even as an animated cartoon. His status as an influential, game-changing composer and instrumentalist will be lovingly restored as the SNJO visits Fats Waller’s popular repertoire. Moreover, few pianists are more qualified to bring fresh interpretations to Waller’s challenging innovations than Scotland’s Brian Kellock.