Vento em Madeira Quintet on tour
Special Guest: Monica Salmaso


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Vento em Madeira

Formed only four years ago Vento Em Madeira have already become one of the foremost instrumental groups in Brazil today, with two nominations at the 25th Brazilian Music Awards 2014 – Best instrumental group and Best release.

Their sound is sunny, with elaborate countermelodies, full of heart and underpinned by rhythms that tell a story from the deepest side of Brazil. Melting together Samba, Afro Brazilian folklore, Jazz and Classical traditions to magical effect. Like many of the masters of Brazilian music they manage to keep a magical taste and aroma of Brazil all the time.

They have released two critically acclaimed albums. In 2011 “Vento Em Madeira” was voted the best album in a national critics poll and their second “Brasiliana” was once again among the 3 best albums in 2013.

The individual playing virtuosity and style of these musicians is undoubted and can be heard on many of the most famous recordings and tours from the cream of the Brazilian music scene for the last 20 years. Artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Joyce, Moacir Santos, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Amilton Godoy (Zimbo Trio), Rosa Passos, Lenine, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Maria Rita, Dori Caymmi, Nana Caymmi, Filo Machado, Naná Vasconcelos, to name a few.

And last but not list the “special guest” Monica Salmaso is one of the most respected and widely known singers in Brazilian music. She has received the prestigious Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Arte trophy, the 2015 Brazilian Music Award as best singer and the Visa Mastercard Eldorado prize, among others. With Vento Em Madeira she can be heard using her voice to powerful effect as an instrument with no lyrics without loosing her touch and depth.

“Monica Salmaso has a gorgeous, quintessentially Brazilian voice: quietly lustrous and sustained, suffusing each liquid note with languid secrets”
New York Times – Jon Pareles.

After touring extensively, at Jazz Festivals and large venues, in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina the Group is finally taking off to USA in autumn 2015.

Léa Freire – flutes
Teco Cardoso – sax / flute
Tiago Costa – piano
Fernando Demarco – double bass
Edu Ribeiro – drums
Special Guest : Monica Salmaso – vocals

“These guys are so organic, the group is amazing, they all think so much alike when they play. Just beautiful !!” “a strong reminder of a Brazil that so many wish for, including myself”

Egberto Gismonti

“This music will invade people’s hearts forever“

Edu Lobo

“Vento em Madeira is a quintet of brilliant, creative musicians from São Paulo, playing an all-original repertoire, mostly written by the amazing Lea Freire. A hidden Brazilian treasure to be discovered.”


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