Brazilian vocalist Fernanda Cunha is coming to Toronto
Brazilian vocalist FERNANDA CUNHA, featuring jazz guitarist REG SCHWAGER , bassist PAT COLLINS and multi-instrumentalist TOM SZCZESNIAK
September 4th (Wednesday) and 5th (Thursday) – Jazz Bistro
Por Leila Monteiro Lins
Brazilian singer Fernanda Cunha (based in Sao Paulo), has been a regular performer in Canada since 2005. She has performed coast-to-coast-to-coast: from Vancouver Island and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (several years), to the Alianait Arts Festival in Nunavut and Jazz Yukon series; from the Edmonton International Jazz Festival to the University of Toronto, The Jazz Room in Kitchener, and other venues.
In 2009, she explored the musical affinities between Canada and her homeland with her fourth album, appropriately entitled Brasil Canadá
It’s no secret that, although Brazil is Fernanda’s homeland and she performs at jazz festivals all over the world, Canada is her heart´s country.
Fernanda has played with lots of Canadian musicians over the last years, and since 2011 has chosen to play with Toronto jazz guitarist Reg Schwager when she is in Canada.
Her new CD “Coração do Brasil” (heart of Brazil), features the Toronto-based musician Tom Szczesniak on accordion. Tom has also played with Fernanda in some concerts in Ontario in the past two years.
Early this fall, Fernanda is coming to Toronto especially for two concerts at Jazz Bistro September 4th (Wednesday) and 5th (Thursday).
Her show will feature Reg Schwager (guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Szczesniak (alternating among piano and accordion ) and Pat Collins (Bass). They will play some songs from her new album as well as earlier albums.
Brazil is a land of an extraordinary variety and depth of musical styles, music that speaks from the heart. Reflecting that passion, Fernanda’s trio will play lots of sambas and bossas, plus other rhythms and romantic Brazilian songs. The repertoire includes songwriters like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Alf, Sueli Costa, Ivan Lins, Antonio Adolfo, Daniel Gonzaga, and others.
Fernanda Cunha, vocalist from Brazil, www.fernandacunha.com
With: Reg Schwager – guitar http://www.regschwager.com
Tom Szczesniak – accordion and piano http://www.tomszcz.com
Pat Collins- bass www.patcollinsbass.com
Toronto: September 4th and 5th – Jazz Bistro