Yes, there is an amazing Brazilian Big band here in the US!
Imagine Count Basie went down to Rio de Janeiro and combined his big band with a samba school. This is Gafieira Rio Miami, a one-of-a-kind, 11-piece Brazilian big band created by bassist and Latin GRAMMY winner Diogo Brown. One of the most in-demand bass players in the industry, Brown has worked with renowned artists such as Laura Pausini, Buika, Nouvelle Vague and Gloria Estefan. To put together this unique samba/jazz big band he called on the very best professional musicians in South Florida with Brazilian, Hispanic and American backgrounds. With a powerful 5-piece horn section, plus bass, guitar, drums, percussion, and the lovely vocals of Isa Duarte, Gafieira Rio Miami fuses samba, jazz and soul inspired by 20th century Rio de Janeiro joyous ballroom dance music known as “samba de gafieira.”. The repertoire includes gorgeous arrangements of classics by Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Alcione, Moacir Santos and more. Get ready to experience the joyous energy of Gafieira Rio Miami!
Gafieira Rio Miami’s first single and music video are out now. Click on the video below to see “Nó na Madeira”, a classic by João Nogueira, filmed at the beautiful rooftop of the Moxy Hotel South Beach. Like and share the video and also subscribe to the channel. More amazing videos coming soon!