André Mehmari Trio

Sat

1/19/2019

8:00pm

World

André Mehmari Trio

Brazilian Jazz Composer and Improviser

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  • André Mehmari, piano
  • Neymar Dias, double bass
  • Sérgio Reze, drums

Event Details

"André Mehmari is one of those musicians with a prodigious talent, who flashes across the stratosphere once in a lifetime."

- Raul d'Gama, Latin Jazz Network

"His fingers, well trained to navigate the piano keyboard, can do just about anything. Want speed? Power? Elegance? Lyricism? Experimentation? This guy does it all."
- Adam Parker, The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina)

"Pianist André Mehmari is a precocious genius, an extraordinary talent of vibrant and generous imagination. He uses his classical training to approach popular music ... in a rich and creative way, making the formality of one language work for the enrichment of the other.”
- Mauro Dias, O Estado de São Paulo (Brazil)

André Mehmari

Pianist, composer and master improvisor André Mehmari returns to KCH in arguably his most compelling musical setting – the classic piano trio with bassist Neymar Dias and drummer Sérgio Reze. Likened to the trios led by Brad Mehldau and Keith Jarrett, the trio explores the Great Brazilian Songbook built by composers such as Tom Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, and Milton Nascimento, as well as Mehmari's growing catalog of original compositions. Considered one of Brazil's greatest contemporary composers, Mehmari's instinct for beauty manifests itself in all that he touches – writing new works, arranging the treasures of other composers, improvising on them all. Each performance features an improvised suite based on suggestions from the audience, a moment when listeners can hear themes they know well interpreted and woven into a new, wondrous, one-time-only moment of stunning creativity.

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