João Leão x November 8
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Toronto based Brazilian musician and producer João Leão brings a fresh perspective to the most iconic Brazilian genre, performing classical gems from the Bossa Nova repertoire and other Brazilian masterpieces beyond The Girl from Ipanema. With a soothing voice and transitioning between the piano and the acoustic guitar, João presents the depth of his lifetime research on the two founding fathers of the genre, Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto. Other important artists from the movement, such as João Donato, Marcos Valle, Roberto Menescal, and Nara Leão, are also celebrated in the group's repertoire. The quartet features Kyle Sullivan on drums, Andrew Pacheco on bass, and May on the saxophone.