City Winery and Bossa Nova Noites present: The Brazil Concert - featuring Alexandra Jackson & Special Guests at The Loft - 1/7Monday, January 07 2019 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
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City Winery and Bossa Nova Noites present: The Brazil Concert - featuring Alexandra Jackson & Special Guests at The Loft - 1/7
at The Loft at City Winery
- Bar Stool
Different idioms of Brazilian music come to life in Alexandra Jackson’s contemporary delivery of eighteen (18) songs on “ALEXANDRA JACKSON: LEGACY & ALCHEMY". Each song has an in-depth story as the backdrop -- which in essence relaunches the rich music legacy of the country as a contemporary force.
Recorded over 3 years in Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, New York and Chicago, the project was produced by Robert Hebert and Larry Williams.
“There’s a huge melting pot of music in our world today,” says Alexandra Jackson. “My album offers the opportunity for people to step outside the box. It’s not just jazz, not the blues, not soul, not bossa nova, not samba, but it’s a mix of them all.”
Based in Atlanta, Ms. Jackson is a classically trained pianist, as a child her household was filled with the music of Miles Davis, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Michael Jackson, as well as that of Johnny Hartman, Luciano Pavarotti, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. The youngest daughter of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, the late Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., and businesswoman and NPR personality Valerie Richardson Jackson … her grand aunt was Mattiwilda Dobbs, the African American coloratura soprano who was one of the first black singers to enjoy a major international career in opera. Alexandra studied Jazz at the University of Miami, where she was exposed to a wealth of music, including Brazilian Jazz and MPB -- performing with Latin bands and Brazilian ensembles. After finishing college, Alexandra moved to Los Angeles, where she spent time as a working musician. She then returned to Atlanta to begin performing in Jazz festivals in both the U.S. and in Europe.
She channels all of these experiences into her life and music … “My musical influences have provided me with a broad taste in what I listen to and how I write and think about music. I love the music of Ivan Lins, Djavan, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, as well as that of Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Take 6, Tony Bennett and Chaka Khan. And, as a member of Generation X, I also embrace the music of Maxwell, D’Angelo, the Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai … It really just goes on and on.”
In speaking about the recording of the project ... Ms. Jackson says: “This experience was poignant and quite meaningful to me. These songs and the stories behind each is why I’m so passionate about this project. I’m hoping to take this music and transport it to reach millions of people. Brazil’s music deserves that and more.”