FREEDOM BIG BAND PROFILE | MUSIC AT MCB
Photo: Gabriel D´Carvalho
The Freedom Big Band group is one of the honorees of the #MCBEMCASA campaign. Below the public can learn more about the work developed by the band members. Check out!
Freedom Big Band is formed by 17 musical talents who have come together and dedicated themselves to art. Of the 17 musicians, 14 have in common the experience of performing in the renowned Young Tom Jobim Orchestra, popularly known as “Jazzinha”.
The name of the band makes explicit one of the goals of the musicians: to create each measure, making musical notes more than a mathematical count. The ability to improvise is not without price. Today, each musician is able to toast his listeners, thanks to the full dedication to theoretical study and musical practice with higher education of most of the members.
In addition to musical complicity, Freedom Big Band has the seal of influential names in Brazilian music such as trumpeter professor Daniel D’Alcântara, one of the main supporters of the band and who has already lent his talent in some presentations.
In the early years of Freedom, all concerts were dedicated to the repertoire and influences such as: Count Basie, Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones among others who were consecrated in the era of Big Band’s.
In search of its own musical identity, the group researches several Brazilian musical genres, curiosities, composers, and also something that joins other strands of art.
Check out the music video ‘Other Carnivals’:
The group’s first CD was released in 2018 under the name ‘Semana de Arte Moderna’, with the proposal of mixing pictures, sculptures, monuments, poems and curiosities from the Week of 22, the beginning of Modernism in Brazil.
Since the first performance in April 2013, Freedom Big Band has performed on stage at the Museu da Casa Brasileira and participated in the Trumpet Jazz Festival accompanying important world trumpeters, such as: Tanya Darby, Rex Richarson, Georgina Jackson and Vince DiMartino.
In 2019, he participated in the 12th Jazz a La Calle Cultural Movement in Uruguay, an international meeting of musicians doing the closing show. The group also attended the 1st International Saxophonists Festival in Mogi das Cruzes, accompanying important Brazilian saxophonists: Josué Santos, Vitor Alcântara and Elias Coutinho. In 2020, before the pandemic, he participated in the 4th São Paulo Trumpet Academy, accompanying Scott Belck and Morris Nortcutt.
Check out the exclusive video produced by the band for the #MCBEMCASA program:
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 like 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 a stage mounted 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.
The MCB is temporarily closed. In the current scenario, MCB adapts its content to digital, making several materials available in its #MCBemcasa campaign and on the #CulturaemCasa platform. Among the content launched, there is a virtual tour, playlists, articles and activities on social networks. Follow!
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