Jobim's Masterpieces - with Vince Jones & Doug de Vries
& Orquestra do Brasil
From Ipanema to the World: A celebration of Jobim’s masterpieces (AUS)
Melbourne International Jazz Festival - Saturday 10 June 2017, 7.30pm Melbourne Recital Centre
After the stunning sold-out success of Jobim at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones, brings this tribute to the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Guitar virtuoso Doug de Vries features, as well as being musical director for this concert of works from the iconic Brazilian composer, pianist and songwriter, Antônio “Tom” Carlos Jobim.
A founder of the bossa-nova style, Jobim’s 1965 mega-hit The Girl from Ipanema fuelled the craze for Brazilian-inspired music that swept the world. The genius behind some of the world’s biggest jazz and pop hits of all time, Jobim has been an enduring influence on subsequent generations, and was much admired for his collaborations with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz and João Gilberto.
Joining Vince Jones and de Vries will be Jones' long-time collaborator Matt McMahon (piano), as well as members of Al Kerr's Panorama Brasil - an all-Australian lineup in the specially-formed “Orquestra do Brasil” to reimagine the smooth and sensuous sounds of Brazil’s favourite composer.
Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Saturday 10 June 2017 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (incl. interval)
A reserve $79 ($71 Concession)
B reserve $71 ($61 Concession)
Doug de Vries's guitar is featured on 2 recent recordings:
'Flor de Pedra' - listen/buy: here
Album launch Review here (Beatopia)
Diana May Clark 'The Other Side of the Girl'
The WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN