Jazz Samba Golden Anniversary Celebration, All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard Street NW, Washington DC 20009 Phone: 703- 677-5405. Ticket Price: $20 for concert and/or panel discussion.
In 1962, Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz recorded Jazz Samba. The album shook the world and popularized the fabulous Brazilian sound of bossa nova. Join international band, Veronneau, in celebrating the 50-year anniversary at All Souls Unitarian Church, where the original album was recorded.
Veronneau will perform songs from their new CD, Jazz Samba Project, inspired by the anniversary and 50 years of bossa nova music. A panel discussion follows, led by WPFW’s Candy Shannon. Hear intriguing new information about the historic album and the musical tidal wave that followed.
Musicians: Lynn Veronneau (vocals), Ken Avis, David Rosenblatt (guitars), Pete Walby (drums).
Guest musicians: Jeff Antoniuk (sax), Alejandro Lucini (percussion), Jim McFalls (trombone). Panelists: WPFW jazz programmer, jazz historian and educator Rusty Hassan, Brazilian musician and educator Leonardo Lucini and USNA musician and Catholic University doctoral student Ben Redwine.