Local jazz artist and Brazilian jazz vocalist, Maggie Green, will be recording LIVE at the Rumba Cafe on Thursday, July 15th. Joining her are Brett Allen and Jon Eshelman for an intimate night of jazz, Brazilian and original music. Show time: 8 – 11 pm $5 cover.
Embracing both the music of Brazil and the great American songbook, word is spreading quickly about vocalist Maggie Green. Some of her performance highlights include performances in Brazil, including a television appearance in the hometown of beloved singer Elis Regina.
Maggie’s passion for jazz led her to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Maggie honed her jazz skills and began to delve into Brazilian music. Studying with vocalist Mili Bermejo, she became fascinated with the syncopated rhythms of Brazil. After graduating from Berklee in 2000, Maggie moved to Columbus, Ohio and began establishing herself as a vocal artist. Following a string of performances in the region including the Columbus Arts Festival, the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest, the Columbus Latino Festival as well as many night club dates, Maggie began to make appearances outside of Ohio, performing at festivals and clubs from Massachusetts to California.
Continually inspired by Brazilian rhythms, Maggie made her first trip to Rio de Janeiro during the summer of 2005. She immediately struck up a musical friendship with pianist Marcos Ariel. The two collaborated on a show, “Rio–New York Connection” featuring NYC saxophonist Joel Frahm, Brazilian drummer Jurim Moreira and bassist Andre Neiva. They played two sold-out shows in front of enthusiastic Rio crowds — a highlight of Maggie’s career.
Two years later, she returned to Rio and recorded an album of Brazilian music featuring renowned artists Luiz Avellar, Kiko Freitas, Marcos Ariel, Jurim Moreira and others. This recording stands as a testament to her immersion in bossa nova and samba music.
Maggie Green LIVE
Thursday, July 15th