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Unitarian Universalist Society

The Art of Brazilian Jazz

The Joe Carter, guitar, and Harvey S, bass, teach the music of Brazil – Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao and more.

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The Art of Brazilian Jazz
The Art of Brazilian Jazz

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Oct 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002, USA


About the event

Their repertoire features songs by Brazil’s classic composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Moacir Santos, Jacob do Bandolim, Luiz Bonfa, Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, Ary Barroso and others.  Joe and Harvie have been performing together since the early 1980s, playing and recording in duo, trio and quartet formats with Lee Konitz, Art Farmer, Akira Tana, Al Harewood and others.

Joe Carter – guitar

Having performed in such diverse places as Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Recife in Brazil, Bombay, Bangalore and Goa in India, Trossingen and Stuttgart in Germany and Paris and Corsica in France, Joe Carter has used these experiences to form a sound and style based in “Samba Jazz”, a style that combines the improvisational nature of North American Jazz with the lyrical and rhythmical aspects of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro, Baiao and MPB.

Joe Carter has recorded and performed with Jazz artists such Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid and others and with Brazilian artists such as Luiz Eca, Mauricio Einhorn, Robertinho Silva, Paulo Russo and others.  In addition, he has recorded several CDs through the years, his most recent is Both Sides of the Equator, with bassist David Finck and percussionist Ze Mauricio.

Joe Carter is currently the Director of the Academic Music Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where he teaches The History of Jazz, The Music of Latin America and directs the Jazz Ensemble.

Owen McNally (the Hartford Courant) says:

“A guitarist whose playing is graced with clarity and speech-like lines in his phrasing, Carter has chosen to express his embrace of both North and South America in an intimate trio setting. This chamber music format is ideal for Carter's conversational, story-telling mode of playing. His artistic voice especially flourishes in the challenge of dialogue. Mutual exchanges act as a catalyst for his fresh ideas that unfold in clean, crisp, lyrical lines.”

“Listen carefully!  If this kind of music ever disappears we are in trouble.  Subtlety, especially on the guitar, is not especially in demand these days, but substance of the Carter variety is worth a lot more than all the others’ decibels.” - Owen Cordle, JAZZTIMES Magazine, U.S.A.

“His show is a gift to those who, tired of noise, want to listen to music played in a sensitive and intelligent way.” - Chico Nelson, JORNAL DO BRASIL, Brazil

“Subtle, elegant, dynamic, lyrical, WONDERFUL!” - THE AFTERNOON DESPATCH & COURIER, India

“One can feel that Joe Carter plays only to create beauty.” - Francois Postiff, France

Harvie S – bass

Harvie S, award winning bassist, educator, composer, arranger, and producer, is continually challenging himself and his peers, expanding the borders of musical direction.

Harvie S was selected a Jazz Ambassador for the United States and toured throughout Europe and Southeast Asia in this honored capacity. He has been a guest on NPRs All Things Considered and Fresh Air. His career is documented in Leonard Feather’s Encyclopedia of Jazz, the Grove Dictionary of Jazz and the All Music Guide. Mr. S composed the musical themes for the documentaries The Trumpet Kings, The Piano Legends and John Coltrane.

Harvie S has been featured in print and internet articles in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Japan Times, USA Today, Downbeat, All About Jazz, Jazziz, Cadence , Jazz Improv, Coda(Canada), Jazztimes, Swing Journal(Japan), Jazz Life(Japan), Jazz Forum(Poland), Jazz Hot (France), Hot House, Jazz Improv, The Los Angeles Times, Jazz Podium and Jazz-it (Italy).

Harvie S has performed at The Blue Note, The Iridium, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz Festival, Moscow Jazz Festival and countless other venues worldwide.

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