Brazilian Father/Daughter Duo Thalma & Laércio de Freitas Perform Brazilian Jazz

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Brazilian singer Thalma de Freitas returns to ArtPower on February 24—following her sold-out U.S. debut here in 2015—with her father, acclaimed Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor Laércio de Freitas. This father/daughter duo has a long and rich history of writing and performing music together. At this concert, they will showcase beautiful Brazilian jazz music through Thalma’s composition, as well as their favorite samba, jazz, choro, and bossa nova joints. Tickets are $20–30 and can be purchased online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by phone at 858.534.TIXS (8497). More information can be found at: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/thalma-laercio-de-freitas.

About Thalma de Freitas

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.

About Laércio de Freitas

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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.

About ArtPower at UC San Diego

ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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