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Brazilian Composer Rui Carvalho with CWU Jazz Band!

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Event: CWU Jazz Band 1 Presents a Concert and Clinic with Brazilian composer and arranger Rui Carvalho

Date/Time:  Concert is Thursday, Feb 15th, 7:00pm, CWU Music Building Concert Hall
  Clinic is Thursday, Feb 15th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, CWU Music Building room 159

Admission is free

CWU Jazz Band 1, directed by Chris Bruya, will present a concert of arrangements by Brazilian jazz composer and arranger Rui Carvalho on Thursday, February 15th at 7:00pm in the CWU Music Building. Mr. Carvalho is in Ellensburg working with the band in preparation for a presentation at the 2018 Washington Music Educators Association Conference on February 17 & 18. The band will present some of their usual repertoire, including “Stella By Starlight” and “Shiny Stockings”, then bring Mr. Carvalho to the stage and perform his arrangements of well-known tunes such as “Girl From Ipanema”, “No More Blues”, “One Note Samba”, and “Triste”. He will also present a clinic, open to the public, at 1:00pm in the Music Building room 159, on Brazilian percussion and jazz performance practice. “This is a fabulous experience for our students to get a taste of jazz performance practice in Brazil, and be able to be coached on that by someone immersed in that world!”, said CWU Director of Jazz Studies, Chris Bruya.

Rui Carvalho lives in Manaus – state of Amazonas , northern Brazil -,  where he leads the AMAZONAS BAND, a local big band supported by the Amazonas State Culture Department. He also serves as the artistic Director of Amazonas Jazz Festival since 2006. Over the years the unit has hosted American solo artists  such as Bob Mintzer, David Liebman, John Fedchock, and Brazilian artists Steve Mostovoy, and Vinícius Dorin, to name but a few. Carvalho has worked extensively in music education before moving to Manaus, teaching at the Music Conservatory of the state of S.Paulo in Tatuí. In Manaus he also founded and coordinated a jazz music program at the Amazonas state conservatory, as well as coordinating the music program at UEA, the State University of Amazonas. Carvalho has earned a doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology from UNICAMP in S.Paulo state, Brazil, as well as a master´s degree in arranging from the same university.





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