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AS TRÊS MENINAS

(THE THREE GIRLS)

"3 bandleaders who came together"

 

 

 
 
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AS TRÊS MENINAS

 

 

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, As Três Meninas (The Three Girls) brings you Bossa Nova, Samba, and Brazilian Jazz. Original compositions and timeless Brazilian standards, enriching the ever expanding American music lexicon.

 

Vocals / Fabiana Passoni

Piano / Stephanie Ozer

Percussion / Ami Molinelli

 

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

 
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AS TRÊS MENINAS

+ UPCOMING SHOWS +

 

     SEP 10th, 2016    LUCCA WINERY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - Ripon, CA - with the WOMEN OF BRAZIL band - details @ http://www.red-tie.org/#!brazil/eumcj

     SEP 16th, 2016    PEOPLE IN PLAZAS - SUMMER FESTIVAL - San Francisco, CA at 425 Market St. @ Fremont St. 12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM  

     FEB 5th, 2017     MAYBECK STUDIO for the Performing Arts - Berkeley CA   3:00 PM

+ past SHOWS +

 

     JUL 29th, 2016     THE BAY AREA NIGHT MARKET - Newark Pavilion in 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    7:00 PM   Special Guests

     MAY 15th, 2016     MATANZAS CREEK WINERY - Santa Rosa, CA - "Chardonnay in May"

     APR 23rd, 2016     RED POPPY ART HOUSE - San Francisco, CA    7:30 - 10:00 PM

     MAR 11th, 2016     PLAZA BISTRO, Sonoma, CA   7:00 - 10:00 PM

     MAR 10th, 2016     ANGELICAS - Redwood City, CA   7:30 - 9:30

     MAR 6TH, 2016      STUDIO GRAND - Oakland, CA   doors @ 6:30 - show @ 7:00 pm

     FEB 25th, 2016     SAM'S CHOWDER HOUSE - Palo Alto, CA6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

     JAN 23rd, 2016     SAM'S CHOWDER HOUSE -  Half Moon Bay, CA   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

     JAN 9th, 2016      HEALDSBURG HOTEL - Healdsburg, CA    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

     DEC 12th, 2015     THE JAZZ STATION - Eugene, OR    7:30 - 10:00 PM

     DEC 5TH, 2015      AVONOVA - Oakland, CA    8:00 pm  

     OCT 29TH, 2015     ANGELICAS - Redwood City, CA    7:30 PM    

     OCT 23RD, 2015     PLAZA BISTRO, Sonoma, CA   7:00 - 10:00 PM -

     SEPT 19th, 2015    KENWOOD JAZZ, BLUES & BBQ - Kenwood CA   3:20 - 4:20 PM

     AUG 22nd, 2015     CASA ARJONA - Long Beach CA     7:00 PM  

     AUG 21st, 2015     "evening of BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS" w/ Téka & NewBossa, Goleta CA

     JUL 26th, 2015     SEBASTIANI THEATER - 476 1st Street East, Sonoma CA 7:00 PM

     JUL 3rd, 2015      THE SOUND ROOM - Oakland CA     7:00 PM

     Jun 13th, 2015     BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - Berkeley CA 2:00 - 4:00 pm

 

 

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by AS TRÊS MENINAS

 

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 22 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

Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the pandeiro.  She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano, whose first CD “Viajando: Choro e Jazz” was featured on Pandora in a special live concert and interview at Yoshi’s. Ami received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has studied at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador. She has studied with master percussionists Michael Spiro, John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, and Guello to name a few. Her extensive performance and recording credits include theater, television (NBC) and live performances with artists such as Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos-Neto, Mike Patton, George Duke, Allessandro Penezzi, Mike Marshall, Hamilton de Holanda, Teka, John Santos, and Michael Spiro. As an educator, Ami actively conducts workshops, clinics and artist-residencies and has been a regular faculty member at California Brazil Camp and Jazz Camp West. She has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a teaching artist, to create and publish percussion and jazz curricula. In addition her trademarked curriculum, “Recycled Rhythm” and percussion clinics have brought her to Universities in Brazil as well as throughout the U.S.  Website: www.amimo.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