Luciana Souza to Perform at Rutgers-Camden Jazz Festival December 8th


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Brazilian Singer Luciana Souza Will Perform @ Rutgers-Camden Jazz Festival Saturday, December 8, 2007 @ 8 PM

Day begins with FREE afternoon jazz concert and workshop 1 pm to 4 pm in Black Box Studio with MASTER DRUMMER KENYATTA & LA TUMBA GORDON THEATER, 3rd & Pearl Streets, Camden, NJ

November 8, 2007, Camden, New Jersey -- Three-time GRAMMY nominated Brazilian-American singer LUCIANA SOUZA will perform at the Rutgers- Camden Jazz Festival on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 8 pm at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden campus, 3rd & Pearl Streets at the Ben Franklin Bridge, Camden, New Jersey. Free Parking in Lot 14 on 3rd Street. $20.

Visit rutgerscamdenarts.org or call (856) 225-2700 for tickets and information. Philadelphia jazz legend Bootsie Barnes Quintet will open.

The day also includes a FREE jazz performance and workshop from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Black Box Studio by master drummer KENYATTA and his band LA TUMBA. The Black Box Studio is located inside the Gordon Theater. Open to the entire family.

Hailing from So Paulo, Brazil, Luciana Souza grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators. Her work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music and an enlightened approach to classical repertoire and new music.

As a leader, Luciana Souza has seven acclaimed releases including her three Grammy nominated records “Brazilian Duos," 2002, “North and South," 2003, and “Duos II,"2005. Her two other recordings for the prestigious Sunnyside label, brought her critical acclaim -The Poems of “Elizabeth Bishop and Other Songs, “ was named one of the Top Ten Jazz and Pop records of 2001, by The New York Times. Her recording of 2004, “Neruda, “ is a celebration of the Chilean poet's centennial. Her debut recording for Universal/Verve, “The New Bossa Nova, “ (2007) offers an exquisite and personal interpretation on songs by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Steely Dan, among others, and a sublime duet with James Taylor, produced by Ms. Souza's husband, Larry Klein.

Ms. Souza has been a prominent soloist in two works by new music composer Osvaldo Golijov - La Pasion According to St. Mark, and Oceana. She has performed with the Bach Akademie Stuttgart, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Other orchestral appearances include de Falla's “El Amor Brujo" with the New York Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her work in chamber music includes a fruitful collaboration with the phenomenal Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Founded in 1976, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) is a multi-venue arts institution located on the Camden, NJ waterfront which produces and presents year-round programs in the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Arts Education.

RCCA's three main venues - the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Stedman Gallery, and Black Box Studio, serve as focal points for the visual and performing arts in the region from international touring artists and companies to local theater and student-derived works.

Contact: Graziella DiNuzzo-D'Amelio, Communications Manager
856-225-6299 (office)
[email protected]

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