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EFG London Jazz Festival: Caravela

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Door: 8.30pm
Show: 9.30pm
Room: The Jazz Club
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£16 On the Door
Online Tickets from £12

Only Bar food will be served in the Jazz Club.

To dine from the á la carte menu before the show
Please call 020 7582 6800 or Book Online
Please allow 60-90 minutes for dinner reservations.

TYPE OF EVENT : Afro-Brazilian Jazz

Afro-Brazilian music full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes
with improvised jazz for this year’s EFG London Jazz FestivaL

With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life. Like the vessels they take their name from, Caravela are setting out to explore territories unknown. Uncovering music that others have left behind or simply long-forgotten, they’re giving a new voice to beautiful music that should not remain silent.

Caravela are an Afro-Brazilian quintet with members from Portugal, South America, Australia and the UK. Their music is an exploration of the communal traditional and spiritual music of Lusophone countries like Brazil and Cape Verde approached with a contemporary groove and feel. Caravela shine a light on rich traditional rhythms and styles like Ijexá, Batuque, Maracatu and reimagine them with a jazz attitude of improvisation and composition.

"…Caravela were very much the real deal with this passionate, emotional and thoroughly convincing performance that mixed technical excellence with a raw, emotive, authenticity."
Ian Mann, The Jazz Man

The shared knowledge and passion for this music within the group is an exclusive feature that generates an exciting platform to develop an unique sound and identity that soar in such a diverse music scene as London. Blending influences like Baden Powell, Mayra Andrade and Lionel Loueke, Caravela’s exploration of Afro-Brazilian music led them to be invited to perform at the prestigious BBC Late Proms at the Royal Albert Hall last year, as well as other iconic jazz festivals like the Brecon Jazz Festival in Wales and Cala Gonone Jazz Festival in Sardinia.
Ines Loubet Franco - Vocals
Telmo Sousa - Guitar
Joseph Costi - Piano
Greg Gottlieb - Double Bass
Ben Brown - Drums