MUSIC AT MCB | TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND
Credits: Disclosure Traditional Jazz Band
In the year that the Museu da Casa Brasileira, institution of the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Traditional Jazz Band celebrates its 55th anniversary with a special presentation on the MCB stage on International Women’s Day, March 8th, Sunday, at 11am. Admission is free.
The band today formed by Austin Roberts (trumpet), Hector Galhardo (clarinet, sax-tenor,), William “Willie” Anderson (Trombone), Edmundo “Edo” Callia (piano and arrangements), Eduardo “Dudu” Bugni (banjo and guitar), Carlos Chaim (double bass) and Alcides Lima, Cidão (drums and washboard), was born in 1964 with the proposal to recreate primitive jazz with a more current language.
With more than five decades of career, the Traditional Jazz Band has already released 23 CDs, the first in 1969 and the last, entitled “Traditional Jazz Band Brasil – 45 Anos de Estrada”, in 2010. The band’s repertoire is formed by compositions great masters of jazz origin, such as Fats Waller, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, and also by some big names from the era of ‘big bands’, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, among others.
In their 55th anniversary celebration, the band brings not only jazz, but also a ‘pinch’ of humor to the audience. “We are a group of friends who have fun playing for friends who like jazz. There is no band in Brazil that reaches the public like us. We love what we do and we transmit it to our audience,” comments Cidão.
Check out the full repertoire:
01. Swinging the Blues (Count Basie, Eddie Durham e Jon Hendricks)
02. Clarinet Marmalade (Larry Shields e Hanery Hagas)
03. Melancholy Rhapsody (Sammy Cahn e Ray Heintors)
04. Savoy Blues (Edward ‘Kid’ Ory)
05. After You´ve Gone (Turner Layton e Henry Creamer)
06. Blue Monk (Thelonius Monk)
07. Take the ‘A’ Train (Duke Ellington)
08. Washington and Lee Swing (Allen, Sheafe e Robbins)
09. Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams)
10. Sweet Georgia Brown (Pinkard, Bernie e Casey)
11. Ring Them Bells (Duke Ellington)
12. California Here I Come (Meyer e Al Jolson)
13. When the Saints go Marching In (Tradicional, Anonymous)
About the Music at MCB project
With continuous editions since 1999, the Music at MCB project has already benefited more than 240 thousand people, who had free access to shows by groups such as Pau Brasil, Zimbo Trio, Coisa Fina Project, Bachiana Youth Orchestra, Aum Group, Mawaca and Traditional Jazz Band , among others. The presentations, which take place on stage set up on the terrace of the Museu da Casa Brasileira between the months of January and December, currently gather around 500 spectators on average each Sunday.
Music at MCB – 21st season
Traditional Jazz Band – 55 years old
March 8, Sunday at 11am
Museu da Casa Brasileira
Brigadeiro. Faria Lima Street, 2705 – Jardim Paulistano
Near the Faria Lima station on the Yellow Line of the Metro
Phone: (11) 3032-3727
Tue. to sun. from 10am to 6pm