The concert will feature:
Joe Carter (USA) – violao (brazilian acoustic guitar)
Hendrik Meurkens (Germany) – harmonica
Ali Ryerson (USA) – flutes
Paul Lieberman (USA & Brazil) – woodwinds
David Finck (USA) – acoustic bass
Nanny Assis (Brazil) – percussion
This international group performs Jobim’s compositions, staying true to the original melodies and maintaining Jobim’s vision for his compositions but, at the same time, adding the North American Jazz aspect of improvisation. This allows the performers the ability to interpret Jobim’s music and apply their musical personalities to the music, creating a very distinctive and original sound.
Prof. Joe Carter is the director of Sacred Heart’s Academic Music Program and has been a SHU faculty member since 1987.