Jazz & Samba Conversations Series w/ Sam Martinelli featuring Scott Robinson

Brazilian drummer Sam Martinelli, presents a Brazilian Jazz concert featuring guest Scott Robinson, one of today’s most wide-ranging instrumentalists who has been heard with Paquito D’Rivera, Lionel Hampton, Buck Clayton, Maria Schneider Orchestra, and many others. Scott was selected by the US State Department to be a Jazz Ambassador for 2001, and has been awarded four fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, and participated in a number of Grammy-nominated recordings.

Brazilian music and Jazz have a long history of music integration, especially after the Bossa Nova movement that took place in Rio in the late 50s and spread throughout the world after the Carnegie Hall concert in 1962, where Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and many others were presented to the world.

Jazz and Brazilian musicians always had respect and appreciation for one another, and this performance is part of a series of interviews and concerts that Mr. Martinelli is developing with the goal of keeping this beautiful cultural exchange between these two music cultures – Jazz, a truly American art, and Samba, a truly Brazilian art.

Sat, Dec 02
2:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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