Sat 20 May, 20:00 – The American Songbook in a Brazilian Twist, by Mario Bakuna
20 May 2023
Deur Open: 19:30
Mario Bakuna on acoustic guitar and vocals
Special guest: Marcellus Taylor, acoustic guitar & vocal
Mario Bakuna is delighted to revisit the American Songbook and reflect on the difficult task of bringing men and women and their everyday lives to the centre of a song. Simplicity really takes a lot of work and this work has been masterfully carried out by composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Arlen, who have produced magnificent songs immortalised in the voices of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and so many others.
Mario Bakuna invites his audience to experience this magical encounter in ‘American Songbook in a Brazilian Twist’: where bossa nova embraces the golden age of American Jazz; where the rhythm of Rio’s hot nights finds the perfect harmony between two worlds in the romanticism of Jazz Standards.