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Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly:

Writing in The Guardian in 2014, John L. Walters declared: “Vinicius Cantuaria is the doyen of Brazilian singer-songwriters – more melodic than Caetano Veloso, more consistent than Gilberto Gil and with more talent than Max de Castro, Otto and Patricia Marx put together. If more people covered his songs, we’d be talking about him as the new Tom Jobim.” An entrancing solo performer, Cantuaria is a bossa nova poet who accompanies his light, João Gilberto–like vocals with caressing guitar work and gorgeous melodies. He has led a prolific recording career, having released more than a dozen albums as a leader since the early 1980s. Along the way, he has collaborated with cutting–edge performers as David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Brad Mehldau, and Jenny Scheinman, to name but a few. 

Vinicius Cantuaria – guitar, vocals

Helio Alves – piano

Paul Socolow – bass

Adriano Santos – drums

Dende – percussion