Triskel gives the name to André Rosinha’s third album. The etymology of the Greek word that still comes to us today, triskelion, is original to Celtic culture and means three legs. The symbology linked to this term represents a rosette that curls into a spiral with three curved lines. The movement created from the union of these traits refers to the idea of cycle, action and progress and takes us to the balance of the three fundamental elements of Celtic culture: Earth, Water and Air. It also evokes the divine interaction between Body, Mind and Soul. It is from this complementary symbolic Trinity that the trio now presents itself. The Triskel album thus emerges as an evolution of the Árvore project, which allowed the group to get to know each other better musically and create an increasingly cohesive and consolidated language. Now advancing into new territories, the repertoire is entirely written by André Rosinha, specially written to be performed by musicians João Paulo Esteves da Silva on piano, Marcos Cavaleiro on drums and, of course, by Rosinha himself on double bass. In Triskel, attention was maintained on the melody, now with more exploration of the bow on the double bass and even moments of unison between piano and strings. It was respected some of the influences of the previous album, this time with greater emphasis on classical music and the lyrical aesthetics of European jazz. After the success and recognition of the previous album, it makes sense to expand and continue to develop André Rosinha Trio’s musical affinities.
Anglo-Lebanese artist Nadine Khouri presents Another Life, an album produced by John Parish and recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic. On the same night, John Grant, who is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of our time, performs. He brings with him the songs of Boy From Michigan.
Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner will embark on a European tour of intimate piano shows, accompanied by musician and producer Andrew Broder. On the same night, Alan Sparhawk from Low performs. The musician returns to the road with his unique musical vision unchanged.
Makaya McCraven is one of the main protagonists of the current contemporary jazz renewal movement. The drummer makes his debut in Portugal to present In These Times. On the same night, trumpeter Matthew Halsall plays at CCB. He continues his quest into the more spiritual terrains of jazz with An Ever Changing View.
Founded in 1982 by Reverend Bazil Meade, the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) is one of the most highly regarded and respected Gospel choirs in England and the world, having already played and participated with artists such as Madonna, Elton John, Blur, Eric Clapton and Kylie Minogue. The moment the LCGC enter the stage exudes a tremendous energy that our hearts would have to be made of stone for us to remain indifferent or not feel touched by the experience of seeing and hearing the LCGC. The perfect harmonies combined with a total delivery and the total complicity between all make it a memorable and unforgettable show. Proof of this are the various sold-out shows that the choir has performed in Portugal in past years, where the public always leaves wanting more! It is with pride that we present their project One Night With The Beatles, where the choir revisits some the Fab Four´s greatest hits! Don´t miss out!
This concert marks the reencounter of the quartet composed by William Parker and Hamid Drake, two living legends of Afro-American music who form one of the most solid active rhythmic sections of the jazz universe, here joined by Luís Vicente and John Dikeman, who have been consolidating a noteworthy presence in the European panorama.
This concert is part of the cycle Take Off
It was amongst the paintings and illustrations of a contemporary artist at a gallery in the heart of Lisbon’s Alfama district, that was the inspiration for Tammy Weis’ latest project. The art focused on the images of the great poet Fernando Pessoa and acted as a catalyst for the Canadian singer and composer to collaborate with local and foreign musicians, and embark on creating a sound that matched poetry starting from Pessoa’s early years in South Africa and the atmosphere of Lisbon’s mythical area Alfama. This was Tammy’s starting point, and from there she constructed a folk oriented soundscape embedded in her beloved jazz. Joining to produce and perform on the album is Portugal’s very own and renowned Rui Veloso.
The concert will last around 60 minutes, starting with an introduction of about three minutes about the context of the album to be presented, made by an actor (we will mention his name shortly). 11 songs to follow.
«The recording, and broader diffusion, of this song cycle will further strengthen cultural links between Canada, Portugal and other countries, resonating both with Canada’s substantial Portuguese community and beyond.» – Elizabeth Rice Madan, (Former Ambassador of Canada to Portugal)
«Tammy with her beautiful voice has adapted my uncle’s poetry in a new unique way.» – Luís Miguel Rosa Dias (Nephew of Fernando Pessoa)
«Her passion and clear transformative vision beautifully evangelizes the depth of Fernando Pessoa’s poetry; a legacy I trust in the sensitive musical hands of brilliant Canadian artist Tammy Weis.» – Clara Riso, Director Casa Fernando Pessoa
«Tammy Weis has explored the very soul of Portugal through the poetry of Pessoa, the mythology of Lisbon’s Alfama region and wonderful musical collaborators to create an authentic, personal and truly magical sound tapestry.» – Julian Joseph, BBC Radio 3
Continuing on from her hugely successful Songs From Other Places world tour, which culminated in an award for Best Vocal Performance at the 2022 Jazz Music Awards, plus a «paradinha» to perform Um Tom Sobre Jobim, a series of sold out concerts for her project with Danilo Caymmi, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer, Stacey Kent returns to her beloved Portugal with her two closest and longest-running musical associates, pianist, Art Hirahara and saxophonist, composer, Jim Tomlinson.
Songs From Other Places is a captivating and eclectic collection of songs, which includes originals written for Stacey by Nobel Prize-winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro and Jim Tomlinson. The expanding repertoire for this project is an exploration of the themes of place, belonging, and the transformative power of travel. It includes songs by Paul Simon, Jobim, Weill & Gershwin, Lennon & McCartney, Stevie Nicks, plus new Tomlinson & Ishiguro originals, all performed in Stacey’s intoxicating, multilingual style which fuses jazz, folk, Chanson and Bossa Nova.
With over 2 million album sales, approaching half a billion streams on Spotify, and a host of awards including Best Vocal Album for I Know I Dream (Sony) at the 2018 Jazz Japan Awards, Kent continues to beguile as an artist and performer. Her return to the CCB is not to be missed!
Composer and bassist André Carvalho presents at CCB the second volume of the Lost in Translation cycle. With this project, André Carvalho leaves listeners suspended in time. The music quickly changes between contemplative and turbulent moments, as if it were a mix between a Zen Koan and a painting by Francis Bacon.
The world first heard the vocal mastery of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2010. Over a decade, Cécile has evolved to transform herself from a darling of critics and fans to a multi-Grammy Award-winner and a fearless voice from today’s music scene. A concert not to be missed.