The classical carioca repertoire through the jazz lens of Jaques and Paula Morelenbaum.
The cello is a musical icon of Brazil. Its sweet, romantic timbre, the incredible similarity of its sound to the human voice, its natural flexibility, all allow this European- originated instrument to take a very Brazilian identity. Cellist, composer, arranger, conductor, and producer Jaques Morelenbaum offers an all-around vision on samba, from its origin to the present day, interpreting music by Dorival Caymmi, Jacob do Bandolim, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Carlos Lyra, João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and contemporary composers like Luisão Paiva and Lula Galvão.
Jaques Morelenbaum and his CelloSam3aTrio have been invited by Venezia Jazz Festival to perform at Fondazione Cini on July 22. They will bring to Venice a kind of intimate samba that will give off chamber music vibes thanks to the talent of guitarist Lula Galvão and drummer Rafael Barata. One of the many musical styles that developed in Brazil, samba is the one that best represents the vast cultural diversity of the country. The perfect mix of African, European, and Native Brazilian influences gave charm, sensuality, melodic grace, and harmonic refinement to this beautiful rhythmic waves.