It's my birthday!!! Hurray!!
We're celebrating with music, dance, Brazilian food, cachaça & muito ASE.
We're playing music from my compilation "Trilha da Filha", some "Sad Sambas" tunes and then a Jam Session set, of course, to honor the tradition of classic World Stage, so make sure to bring your instrument!! We'll have charts to guide <3
DJ set by B+ & Friends.
We ask the public for $10 but no one is turned away for lack of funds.
See you there
A special performance celebrates the music of maestro Laércio de Freitas.
This is aso a farewell for our "Tio", who's flying back to Brasil later that week.
Hosted by his daughter, singer Thalma de Freitas and guitarrist Marcel Camargo.
Special guests on stage: Catina DeLuna ( voice & piano), Carla Hasset ( voice ) Roberto Monteiro ( acoustic guitar ), Ted Falcon ( violin/ bandolin ), Clarisse Cast ( percussion), Nando Duarte ( 7chords acoustic guitar )
Live from Stones Throw Studios this week, we continue our Family Values series with iconic Brazilian singer, songwriter, producer and actress Thalma de Freitas, joining forces with father maestro Laércio in a live session and conversation showing the power of cross-generational influences.
For her return to ArtPower—following her sold-out U.S. debut here—Thalma de Freitas joins forces with her father, Laércio to showcase beautiful Brazilian jazz music that demonstrates the power of cross-generational influences.
Father/daughter duo Laércio and Thalma have a long and rich history of writing and performing music together. Thalma credits her father for developing her musical ear and exposing her to the deep roots of jazz music in Brazilian culture.
Acclaimed Brazilian arranger, composer, pianist, and conductor Laércio de Freitas studied piano from the age of five. Since 1966, he has enjoyed an international career giving concerts in Europe, Asia and Mexico. In the late 60s, he replaced the musician Luiz Eça, in the group Tamba 4, and has accompanied renowned artists such as Ivan Lins, Maria Bethânia, Marcos Valle, Wilson Simonal, Nancy Wilson, The Supremes, Clara Nunes, Emílio Santiago and many others. Laércio made arrangements for the LP "Quem é Quem", recorded by João Donato, in 1973.
Living in Los Angeles since 2012, Thalma de Freitas who carries the moniker “maestro’s daughter,” made her professional debut in a Brazilian production of Hair in 1992. De Freitas has starred in numerous Brazilian television shows and released her debut self-titled solo album in 2004. In addition to serving as the vocalist in the carioca big band Orquestra Imperial, her songwriting and vision have led to a wide variety of collaborations with both contemporary and legendary musicians, such as João Donato, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Céu, Quantic, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Kamasi Washington.
Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present the musical stylings of Thalma & Laércio de Freitas performing together during a free nightime concert in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall!
This special performance will be the U.S. debut for the elder de Freitas.
Get in the groove with one of Los Angeles’s finest Brazilian samba and jazz performers, Thalma de Freitas.
Also known as the “maestro’s daughter,” de Freitas grew up in Brazil under the musical tutelage of her father, acclaimed arranger, composer, pianist, and conductor Laércio de Freitas. Since making her professional debut in a Brazilian production of Hair in 1992, de Freitas has starred in numerous Brazilian television shows and released her debut self-titled solo album in 2004. In addition to singing with the carioca big band Orquestra Imperial, de Freitas also fronts an experimental sonic project called Serendipity Lab. Having performed at concerts and festivals in South America and Europe, de Freitas was honored to join Carlinhos Brown in representing Brazil in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Arrive early to enjoy a DJ set by B+ (Brian Cross)!