The sound of Sao Paulo will be brought to Sarajevo in November by the Brazilian-American trio of Rob Mazurek, composer, cornetist and improvisor with an opulent career and a discography counting more than 50 releases.
When he lived in Brazil around ten years ago, Mazurek came up with exotic soundscapes using elements of the Amazon Rainforest, electric eels recorded for purposes of a research lab in Manaus, but also audio recordings of storm from the suburbs of the city of Brasilia. Although this description doesn’t sound sweetly, Mazurek’s music brings the boiling atmosphere from the streets of Sao Paulo during carnival, which is going to take the audience at their Sarajevo concert on an exceptional musical journey.
It was just in Sao Paulo, where Mazurek met percussionist Mauricio Takara and pianist Guilherme Granado, his current project partners on Sao Paulo Underground with whom he explores and widens the Brazilian music tradition. On 02 November at Bosanski kulturni centar, they will perform for the 20th Jazz Fest Sarajevo audiences the repertoire from their joint album Cantos Invisíveis, which they released last week.
Mazurek’s trio will be performing after the 20.00 concert of Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft with his quartet of young, superb female musicians gathered in the ensemble New Conception of Jazz.
Both concerts can be attended with one ticket, which you can purchase at presale prices at this link or reserve at this link and starting Monday, 24 October, tickets will be available at the festival box office at Bosanski kulturni centar.
Follow this link to hear the album.