Brazilian Nites

Roster

Brazilian Nites is proud to represent top-level artists to perform in North America.

Patricia Leao – Los Angeles
(818)590-5481
shows@braziliannites.com
Gene De Souza – Miami
(305) 519-4457
gene@braziliannites.com

 

Adriana Calcanhotto

Revered singer songwriter and multi-Latin GRAMMY winner

Acclaimed by fans and critics alike and hailed as one of the great Brazilian singer songwriters of the last 30 years, Adriana Calcanhotto is a musical chameleon who navigates from bossa nova, to samba, avant-garde, pop, MPB and beyond. A 2X Latin GRAMMY winner, Calcanhotto began her career in the mid 1980’s and has released over 20 albums with multiplatinum sales. Over the past three decades her songs have become the soundtrack for millions of fans through radio airplay, mesmerizing music videos, and as themes for major TV shows. With astonishing versatility and poetry, Calcanhotto is able to compose popular ballads as well as conceptual pieces inspired by the literary greats.

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Alceu Valença

A true icon and one of the most influential artists in Brazilian music

With a career spanning over 40 years, 35 albums, over 5 million in sales, and four Latin GRAMMY nominations, Alceu Valença has established himself as the voice of Northeastern Brazil. His album “Vivo” was defined by Richard Perry of Arcade Fire, as a “psychodelic masterpiece”. You can expect a high-energy show full of forró, baião, xote, frevo and embolada, and all of his popular hits like “Morena Tropicana”, “Coração Bobo”, “Anunciação”, “Taxi Lunar”, “Belle de Jour”, and more.

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Arnaldo Antunes

Singer, songwriter, poet and avant-garde artist and member of supergroup Tribalistas

Arnaldo Antunes’ work has had a major impact on Brazilian pop culture over the last 40 years. He first rose to stardom in the 1980s as a founding member of the ground-breaking group Titãs, that mixed punk with pop and Tropicalia. He then embarked on a successful solo career and had his songs recorded by legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Marisa Monte. With Monte and Carlinhos Brown he formed the supergroup Tribalistas, which released two blockbuster albums containing several timeless compositions. For this tour entitled “Lágrimas no Mar”, Antunes will perform in a voice and piano format for the first time, featuring new arrangements of hits from his entire career as well as new songs. This is a rare US tour by one of Brazil’s great artists.

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Cortadito & Nestor Torres

The Buena Vista Social Club of Miami joined by GRAMMY winning flautist

Cortadito, one of the premier Cuban music groups in the US, joins forces with Latin legend and GRAMMY winner Nestor Torres. Known as the Buena Vista Social Club of Miami, Cortadito focuses on performing the traditional music of 20th century Cuba. From son montuno, guaracha and bolero, this dynamic ensemble brings you back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the airwaves – a golden era when popular music across the world was Cuban music. Led by musicians Jose Elias and Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet, the group has performed all over the US, including performances with Eliades Ochoa, original member of world-famous Buena Vista Social Club. International flute sensation Nestor Torres is known for his engaging, fiery and inspiring performances. A Latin GRAMMY winner and GRAMMY nominee, Torres has collaborated with Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Paquito D’Rivera and many more.

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Daniel Jobim

GRAMMY Award winner and grandson of the icon Antonio Carlos Jobim

Daniel Jobim presents an intimate show dedicated to the musical repertoire of his grandfather from whom he inherited his musical sensitivity and passion for Bossa Nova. The set list includes timeless classics like “Chega de Saudade”, “Waters of March”, “Corcovado”, “Passarim”, “Wave” and of course the iconic “Girl from Ipanema.” Daniel also features songs like “Dias Azuis”, a song he composed and recorded with Milton Nascimento, and “Bonita Demais”, co-written by Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes, that was previously unreleased and was recorded by Daniel. With a soft voice and precise touch of the piano, the power of genetics leaves no doubt. Daniel Jobim will transport the audience to the golden years of Bossa Nova. Available as a solo (voice & piano) performance, and also quartet format.

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Diogo Nogueira

The new king of samba and one of the biggest stars in Brazil today

Diogo Nogueira sings samba, the pulsating, wildly popular and joyous music synonymous with Brazilian culture. A multifaceted artist, Nogueira is a singer, composer, instrumentalist and also a TV and radio personality. Son of the legendary João Nogueira, he was nominated for the Latin Grammy for ALL of his seven albums and won the category “Best Samba Album” on two occasions. His discography has earned six Gold CDs, and three Gold, two Platinum and one Double Platinum DVD. Completing a 15-year career with over 15 million in sales, Diogo returns to the US for a 15 city tour to celebrate life, music and samba!

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Djavan

One of the greatest icons of Brazilian music

After a 13-year hiatus, one of the greatest icons of Brazilian music returns to the US for a major tour. Four-time Latin GRAMMY winner Djavan will present a brand-new show with his full band, featuring songs from his twenty-fifth studio album “D”, as well as major hits from his 45-year career. Aside from new hit songs like “Iluminado” and “Num Mundo de Paz”, the set list will also include major classics from Djavan’s legendary career, such as “Se”, “Flor de Lis”, ““Eu te Devoro”, “Samurai” and many others.

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Fernando Rosa

Bassist extraordinaire leads the ultimate funky dance party

Brazilian Bass Sensation has gathered his extensive musical knowledge and research for the launch of his new project ALIVE: taking to the live stage his own versions of hit songs alongside a live band and vintage video projections. With sold out shows in Europe and Brazil, Fernando Rosa is ready to bring ALIVE to North America! Rosa, born and raised in the suburbs of São Paulo, learned to play at the age of 8, beginning his professional career as a 14-year-old. Fernando remains truly authentic, playing what comes naturally. A clever researcher, he goes beyond music. During the pandemic, he began producing dozens of videos for his social networks, all of which are as simple and creative as they are powerful and revolutionary. Just him, his bass and a camera travel through the universe of classics from Soul, Funk and Disco music. His videos went viral and his social media platforms exploded, attracting major fans like Nile Rodgers, Duff McKagan, and also Lenny Kravitz, who recruited Fernando to be the bassist in his new band!

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Gafieira Rio Miami

Imagine if Count Basie had gone to Rio and joined his big band with a samba school!

Gafieira Rio Miami is an 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. With a powerful 5-piece horn section, plus bass, guitar, drums, percussion and the vocals of Isa Duarte, Gafieira Rio Miami fuses samba, jazz and soul inspired by the 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!

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Lulu Santos

The “hit maker”, one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time

With dozens of classic songs and over 30 albums, Lulu Santos brings the US Tour to the US and will include shows in Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and more. Lulu Santos guarantees that the great hits of his songbook will be the main part of the show: “Let’s not leave any classics out. People who follow me already know the songs, love them, and connect them with events in their lives” promises Lulu. Be prepared to dance and sing along to classics such as “Tempos Modernos”, “O Último Romântico”, “Tudo Azul”, “Toda Forma de Amor”, “Um Certo Alguém”, “Assim Caminha a Humanidade”, “Aviso aos Navegantes”, “De Repente Califórnia” and many more.

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Marcos Ariel

Renowned pianist, singer and composer based in Los Angeles

“…Ariel revealed a major-league compositional talent. His vibrant works managed to combine the twists and turns of be-bop articulations with the soaring melodies of the samba”, said the Los Angeles Times. Since the ’70s, Marcos Ariel has dedicated himself to Brazilian instrumental music and jazz, reaching international status throughout the next decade. Ariel studied classical music in his childhood, being attracted to jazz later by the likes of Hermeto Pascoal and Chick Corea. He formed his first band, Grupo Usina, in 1978. His debut album, Bambu, was released in Brazil and France. In Brazil, it was awarded with the prestigious Chiquinha Gonzaga prize in 1983. In 1986, Ariel participated in São Paulo’s Free Jazz Festival, and in the next year, along with his participation in Rio’s edition of the same festival, he recorded the memorable Banda Zil with Ricardo Silveira, Zé Renato, and others. But it was Terra do Índio (1988) that projected him in the U.S., a country in which Ariel has been performing regularly ever since.

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Marisa Monte

“…one of the most exquisite voices in Brazilian music.” – The New York Times

Marisa Monte holds a special position Brazil’s rich pop-music culture. She has always been a stand-out, an original, doing her own unique work at her own pace. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and is one of a very few Brazilian singers of her generation with an international audience. She was even named Rolling Stone Brasil’s most important living Brazilian singer. And yet her vision is highly original and her richly melodic, subtle and complex music is intrinsically Brazilian. Marisa Monte kicked off the Portas World Tour in the US in March 2022 when she SOLD OUT six shows, and 2 extra nights were added. She returns in the Summer of 2023 for 2 SOLD OUT nights at the Montreal Jazz Festival and more dates in Canada and the US.

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Monobloco

The joyous energy of Rio de Janeiro carnaval comes to the US!

Monobloco is a “bloco”, or street band, that parades during carnaval in Rio de Janeiro and is also a professional touring band. The group became extremely popular by creating powerful cover versions of classic Brazilian songs, mostly outside of the samba genre. Classics by Tim Maia, Jorge Ben, Alceu Valença, and many others were transformed into samba anthems and attracted fans from a whole new generation. During the world-famous Rio de Janeiro carnaval Monobloco has its own parade, which today attracts over half a million people to the streets to dance and sing. The group’s popularity soon led to the creation of a professional touring band, which has toured extensively around Brazil and has also internationally, including at the London Olympics in 2012. The group has also released several live and studio albums including the 2010 release called “10”, which was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY for Best Samba/Pagode album.

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Olodum

World famous percussion ensemble from Bahia that collaborated with Paul Simon and Michael Jackson

Founded in 1979 as an African “bloco” of the carnival in Salvador, Bahia, Olodum has become a highly successful touring and recording group, a social and cultural organization, and global icons. After their first run in 1980’s carnival, the band began to create songs with historic themes about African and Brazilian culture. The band’s first album “Egito, Madagascar” recorded in 1987 became famous with the song “Faraó, Divindade do Egito”. In 1991, Olodum performed at Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park after they had recorded on Simon’s 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints. One of the biggest moments for Olodum was in 1996, when they participated in the Michael Jackson music video, “They Don’t Really Care About Us.”, which catapulted them into global fame. The Olodum live show is a joyous, pulsating and rhythmic celebration. The group also gives interactive and engaging percussion workshops.

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Rodrigo Teaser – Michael Lives Forever

The Ultimate tribute featuring original members of MJ’s band

The music…. the magic….the ultimate tribute to the greatest artist of all time!
Rodrigo Teaser presents the super production “Michael Lives Forever” featuring classic costumes, full live band, dancers and all the hit songs in one incredible night dedicated to the King of Pop. Rodrigo Teaser’s US debut concert will also feature very special guests Lavelle Smith, dancer and choreographer with MJ for over 20 years, Jennifer Batten, guitarist for the King of Pop on all tours, and also Michael’s backup singer Kevin Dorsey. These three Michael Jackson alumni joined the show after seeing Teaser’s awesome talent, true authenticity and incredible attention to every detail, the way Michael himself would have done. This production has sold out across Latin America and Europe and finally debuted in the US in 2022 with packed houses in New York, Orlando and Los Angeles. “Michael Lives Forever” features all of Michael’s major hits like “Beat It”, “Bad”, “Thriller”, “Billie Jean”, and many more. Michael Lives Forever with Rodrigo Teaser is an absolute MUST SEE for all fans of Michael Jackson.

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Rogê

Latin GRAMMY nominated singer songwriter has collaborated with Seu Jorge and received rave reviews from LA Times and NY Times

Latin GRAMMY nominated & Brazilian Music Awards winner, Brazilian singer songwriter is one of the main figures in the Brazilian popular music revival (MPB). Rogê has released 6 solo albums and 2 collaborations; one with samba legend Arlindo Cruz (Na Veia, 2016, Warner Music) and with Seu Jorge (Seu Jorge & Rogê, 2020, Night Dreamer Records). Now based in Los Angeles, CA, he is getting ready to release “CURYMAN” (Diamond West Records) his debut album in the United States in early 2023.

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Vanessa Da Mata

Latin GRAMMY winning singer songwriter is the Brazilian diva of the new millennium

Da Mata’s irresistible mix of reggae, funk and Brazilian pop (MPB) has delighted fans in Brazil and around the world for over two decades. After highly successful US tours in 2017,2018, 2019, Da Mata returns in the Fall of 2023 to perform the electrifying and enchanting songs that her fans adore like “Boa Sorte” (Good Luck)”, “Ai Ai Ai”, “Baú”, “Vermelho”, Não me Deixe Só” and more. She has also released a brand new album featuring the hit single “Vem Doce”. The music video rapidly reached over 2 million views on YouTube, showing that Vanessa da Mata continues to have the golden touch for creating captivating, irresistible songs.

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Yamandu Costa

“Musicians of this caliber that make you fall out of your seat come once in a generation.” – La Presse Montreal

One of the great guitar players in the world today, this virtuoso 7-string guitar player has left audiences breathless around the world with his impressive skill and overwhelming passion. Born in Rio Grande do Sul to a musical family, he played his first major concert at age 17 in São Paulo and quickly gained international fame for his incredible talent. Yamandu is credited with reviving Brazilian guitar music and his diverse repertoire includes styles like chorinho, bossa nova, milonga, tango, samba and chamamé, making him difficult to categorize into a single genre. A 2021 Latin GRAMMY winner, Costa has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Richard Galliano, Doug de Vries, Gilberto Gil, Toquinho, João Bosco, Ney Matogrosso, Marisa Monte, Renato Borghetti as well as a featured soloist with symphony orchestras around the world.

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Zé Ibarra

The new star of Brazilian music opened for Milton Nascimento and won a Latin GRAMMY

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Zé Ibarra had quite an amazing year in 2022. Not only was he a member of the band that backed legend Milton Nascimento on his final tour, but he also opened all of the shows with a 45-minute set of his original music. During the tour, with sold out shows across Brazil, Europe and the US, Zé Ibarra got to share the stage with legends like Esperanza Spalding and Herbie Hancock, and play in front of 60,000 fans at Milton’s final concert. Then in November 2022, his band Bala Desejo won a Latin GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Pop Album. The buzz surrounding Zé Ibarra has been snowballing and the music critics and public alike see 2023 as a banner year for the artist, who will be releasing his debut album entitled “Marquês 256”. With a hypnotizing stage presence and a pitch perfect voice, Zé Ibarra is poised to become the next big star in Brazilian music.

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