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Samara with special guest Adriano Adewale

Friday 17th November 2023 - 9:00 pm

Music Charge: £20.00

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“SAMARA” is a five-piece jazz/Latin group led by the 606 Club's own "Guv'nor" Steve Rubie on sax and flute, and suffice it to say we all think the guys in the band are just great! The pianist Neil Angilley has worked the likes of Vanessa Mae, Maceo Parker and Roy Hargrove, Andy Lafone the bass player has worked with Snowboy and Da Lata, while Nic France the drummer has played with just about everyone, including Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Bill Withers. Vocalist Carolina Lelis relocated to the UK in 2019 from Brasil, where she had worked and recorded with Cuca Teixeira, Djalma Lima and Itamar Collaço (Zimbo Trio) among others. Recently a member of the UK Brasilian Trio Sambossa she makes a delightful addition to the Samara lineup.

The band’s Special Guest this evening will be the wonderful percussionist/composer Adriano Adewale. Inspired by the classic Afro-Brasilian music traditions of his native Brasil, Adriano is an expressive performer of boundless ingenuity. Whether working with the likes of Emilia Martensson, Bobby McFerrin or the ‘AKA Trio’ – Adewale, Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita- Adriano’s virtuosity and imagination take the listener on a journey where urban and rural sounds meet traditional and contemporary styles of music making. He also writes and arranges music for small to large ensembles, youth choirs and orchestras, and has been commissioned by a variety of arts organisations including the London Jazz Festival, Bath Music Festival, Royal Opera House (London) and the Phoenix Dance Company. The music this evening is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, Jazz and Latin, and everyone has a great time!

“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet led by 606 proprietor Steve Rubie on flute and alto saxophone…explores these Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out; "Adewale combines his Brazilian and African roots brilliantly in a captivating synthesis."  The Jazzmann; “Adriano Adewale boasts an imposing collection of firepower yet deploys it with rare restraint.” The Times; “Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale…a priceless asset“ The Guardian



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