Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Quartet at Montpelier Arts Center

Liz Fixsen uploaded this event on October 7, 2016


Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD


Fri, October 14, 2016
8:00 pm

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“In terms of style, substance, and execution, Nirenberg ranks high. This is some brilliant Brazilian jazz." - Dan Bilawski of All About Jazz. “A player who uses virtuosity not for self-­aggrandizement but to glorify the music.” - Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network

The music of saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg builds bridges between the classical, samba, and choro music that he learned growing up in Brazil and the jazz music he explored more deeply as a graduate student in the States. In recent months, Nirenberg has been making music in his hometown, Rio de Janeiro, collaborating with friends and performing tunes from his 2015 debut album, Retrato/Portrait. First released in the U.S., the recording was well received. It soared on the American CMJ radio charts peaking at No. 6. Nirenberg returns to the US on his fall tour to share the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil with world music and jazz fans. ...

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