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Jazz

Luciana Souza & Vince Mendoza

Storytellers with All-Star Big Band
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Brazilian-born Luciana Souza is one of the most important singers of her generation, and “her voice traces a landscape of emotion that knows no boundaries” (Entertainment Weekly). She joins forces with Vince Mendoza—one of the most versatile composer/arranger/conductors of the last two decades—for Storytellers, a special collaboration featuring beloved songs by Brazilian composers such as Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Pinheiro, Guinga, and Gilberto Gil, performed with a big band of extraordinary musicians.

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Luciana Souza by Kim Fox

Dezron Douglas is one of the most in-demand young bassists in jazz today. He has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Pharoah Sanders, Cyrus Chestnut, George Cables, Keyon Harrold, and Makaya McCraven. The New York-based composer, bandleader, and sideman was featured in Miller's Live from Columbia digital series over the pandemic, and now returns with his new quartet.

Performers

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    Luciana Souza vocals
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    Vince Mendoza conductor

“Mendoza is one of those arrangers who has introduced new, subtle voicings, and Souza is one of the few singers who has ably moved between both symphonies and contemporary jazz orchestras.”

— Downbeat Magazine
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