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BRAZILIAN DUO/TRIO

 

"BOSSA NOVA, MPB, SAMBA & BRAZILIAN JAZZ"

 

 

 
 
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BRAZILIAN DUO/TRIO

 

 

Based in the San Francisco Bay and Napa/Sonoma areas, our Brazilian Duo/Trio brings you Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, and Brazilian Jazz. Original compositions and those timeless Brazilian standards, enriching the ever expanding American music lexicon.

 

Band Leader / Fabiana Passoni (vocals)

Musical Director / Stephanie Ozer (piano)

 

See BIOS for participating musicians

 

Accepting bookings for shows, festivals, private/community/corporate events.

 
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Brazilian duo/trio

+ UPCOMING SHOWS + 

 

     DEC 26th, 2016    DRY CREEK KITCHEN (duo w/ Carlos Pereira) Healdsburg, CA

     FEB 5th, 2017     MAYBECK STUDIO for the Performing Arts (Fabiana Passoni - Brazilian Quartet) Berkeley CA   3:00 PM

     JUN 4th, 2017     PRIVATE EVENT (Trio) - Kenwood, CA

 

+ past SHOWS +

 

     NOV 12th, 2016     Stephanie Ozer Quartet, Healdsburg, CAM

     SEP 29th, 2016     ASSOCIAÇÃO ATLÉTICA CALDENSE - (duo) Poços de Caldas, MG

     SEP 11th, 2016     PRIVATE EVENT - Fundraise - Los Gatos, CA

     SEP 10th, 2016     LUCCA WINERY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - Ripon, CA

     JUL 29th, 2016     THE BAY AREA NIGHT MARKET (Três Meninas) - Newark CA

     AUG 7th, 2016      HARLOW'S (Duas Meninas) - Lucas Costa Benefit Show

     JUN 19th, 2016     PRIVATE PARTY (Duas Meninas) - Mill Valley, CA

     MAY 21st, 2016     THE SOUND ROOM - Oakland CA (Três Meninas) Special Guests

     MAY 15th, 2016     MATANZAS CREEK WINERY - (Três Meninas) Santa Rosa, CA

     APR 23rd, 2016     RED POPPY ART HOUSE - (Três Meninas) San Francisco, CA   

     MAR 11th, 2016     PLAZA BISTRO - (Três Meninas) Sonoma, CA

     MAR 10th, 2016     ANGELICAS - (Três Meninas) Redwood City, CA

     MAR 6TH, 2016      STUDIO GRAND - (Três Meninas) Oakland, CA

     JAN 19th, 2016     DRY CREEK KITCHEN - (Duas Meninas) Healdsburg, CA

     JAN 9th, 2016      HEALDSBURG HOTEL - (Três Meninas) Healdsburg, CA   

     DEC 12th, 2015     THE JAZZ STATION - (Duas Meninas) Eugene, OR   

     DEC 5TH, 2015      AVONOVA - (Três Meninas) Oakland, CA

     OCT 29TH, 2015     ANGELICAS - (Três Meninas) Redwood City, CA   

     OCT 23RD, 2015     PLAZA BISTRO, (Três Meninas) Sonoma, CA

     SEPT 19th, 2015    KENWOOD JAZZ, BLUES & BBQ - (Três Meninas) Kenwood CA

     AUG 22nd, 2015     CASA ARJONA - (Três Meninas) Long Beach CA

     JUL 26th, 2015     SEBASTIANI THEATER - (Três Meninas) Sonoma CA

     JUL 3rd, 2015      THE SOUND ROOM - (Três Meninas) Oakland CA

     Jun 13th, 2015     BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - (Três Meninas) Berkeley CA

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Audio Clips - LIVE

by Brazilian Duo/Trio

 

MUSICIAN BIOS

 

Nu-jazz Brazilian artist FABIANA PASSONI has a distinct sultry, voice and a fresh interpretive style. Her songs are a combination of jazz fusion with the older rhythms of Brazil such as bossa nova, baiao, and samba. Her interpretations are passionate, heartfelt, and exciting. Fabiana has graced the smooth jazz independent charts (Top 30) with several singles and EPs. Her 2015 EP, Inner Bossa remained on the Top 50 Smooth Jazz chart for 26 consecutive weeks. Fabiana was awarded the 2012 Brazilian International Press Award for best Brazilian female singer living in the United States. Website: www.fabianapassoni.com

STEPHANIE OZER (pianist) performs in jazz festivals, concert venues, intimate clubs, house concerts, corporate events and weddings — in ensembles of jazz, folk, klezmer, and Brazilian jazz. Stephanie’s CD, "O Começo: New Beginnings in Brazilian Jazz”, was recorded in Rio de Janeiro with the legendary, Grammy winning vocalist Leny Andrade with whom she has subsequently toured. Nominated twice as Best Jazz Musician in the North Bay, Stephanie holds a classical Piano Performance Degree from the University Of Michigan School of Music. She teaches from her home studio in Sonoma Valley and at Jazz Camp West.  With her inventive and poetic musical spirit,  Stephanie performs in the Bay Area and nationwide — solo to sextet — in genre bending music in collaboration and as band leader with top flight musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, including vocalists Claudia Vilella, Maria Marquez, Sax/flautists Mary Fettig and Harvey Weinapple, bass players Peter Barshay and Scott Thompson and guitarists Luiz Brasil and Randy Vincent. Website: www.stephanieozer.com

RUTH AHLERS (saxophone), a recent transplant to Sonoma County, CA from the East Coast enjoys performing in diverse genres. Big band experience includes the New Xavier Cugat Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Band, and Diva Jazz Orchestra. Theatrical pit orchestra work includes a tour of Brazil with a production of Grease. She has been a featured performer at the Yellowstone Jazz Festival in Cody, Wyoming. Her attraction to melody, infectious rhythm, and lush harmonies led naturally to her ongoing study of Brazilian music. She also teaches privately and served as an adjunct woodwind instructor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. More info about Ruth at her Website: http://www.ruthahlers.com/

CARLOS HENRIQUE PEREIRA (keyboard/guitar) is a composer, piano and acoustic guitar player from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Although he studied classical music and jazz, Carlos is primarily a self-taught composer. In 1983 he was the youngest composer ever, at the time, to have a work selected for a Biennial of Brazilian Contemporary Music in Rio de Janeiro, where his music was played alongside some of the greatest Brazilian modern composers. In 1987 he released his first LP. The album, with eight original compositions, was later reissued in CD format by the British label Timeless Records and released in Europe and Japan. In 2003, Carlos released his second CD of original music titled "Água e Terra." In 2009 Carlos was awarded a grant that lead to the release of his third album ("Minas Gerais"), in 2011. The album received high praises from critics and fans in Brazil, and was nominated for the 24th Brazilian Music Awards (Brazil’s equivalent to the Grammy’s). Carlos relocated to Northern California in 2012 and has become a permanent fixture in the Napa/Sonoma/San Francisco area music scene. http://www.carloshpereira.com