CEU - LIVE
Ceu's album was recorded in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the release of her first album. The recording was made in just 1 day and took place at the Centro Cultural Rio Verde in São Paulo, in the center of Vila Madalena (a neighborhood in São Paulo), where Céu has lived all of her life and where she started her musical career. She wanted to record all of the major songs of her career with her live band, Bruno Buarque (drums), Lucas Martins (bass), Dustan Gallas (guitar) and DJ Marco (Turntable, MPC). Although the repertoire mostly focused on the songs from her most recent album Caravan Sereia Bloom, fans favorites such as Lenda, Malemolência, Cangote, Rainha, Concrete jungle, and others were included in the show. She also included Mais uma Noite de Amor, an eighties hit by Brazilian pop artist Pepeu Gomes, which she has never previously recorded. 'This version was originally performed at a special show in 2013 during the carnival of Recife. The song brings back good memories of my teenage years' - she reveals. - 'The funny thing is that I only met Pepeu a couple of weeks ago after including this version of the song in my shows for two years.' The show is presented in a half-light scenario, with palm trees, chandeliers and even a marble parrot. They help to reinforce the sensual and hypnotic mood of Céu's performance. ~ Amazon
DeLaria is currently best known as Carrie Big Boo Black in the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. The first major jazz reworking on Bowies beloved catalog, the album features tracks such as a smooth bossa nova interpretation of Golden Years, a trenchant Life On Mars? and a roof-raising gospel take on Modern Love.Delaria boasts a multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician; she holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless television and film roles; selected TV credits include Awkward, Clarence, Californication, The Oblongs, One Life to Live, Law and Order: SVU, Will and Grace, Friends and Matlock; selected film credits include The First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary and Edge of Seventeen. ~ Amazon
NICHOLAS BRIDGMAN - WHEEL OF LIFE
Nicholas Bridgman composes and performs contemporary jazz. He is classically trained, having debuted at age 16 with the New West Symphony, performing the Shostakovich First Piano Concerto. He studied with classical pianist Gloria Cheng and composer Miguel del A guila. Throughout his studies, he took an interest in jazz, becoming familiar with voicings, performing arrangements of jazz standards, and playing jazz-influenced classical works such as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Over the coming years, Nicholas wrote many songs ranging from ballads to straight ahead to fusion pieces. A common thread in his writing has been the combination of inspiration from jazz greats such as Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock with modern influences from dance, folk, new age, and classical music. He strives to create music that is fun and easy to listen to, yet harmonically and melodically sophisticated at the same time. His newest album, Wheel of Life (to be released 11/1/2015) includes the following tracks: Spiral Staircase; Wheel of Life; Swingtown; Planar Texture for Gloria; Kickin' It; Prismatic; Black Orpheus (L. Bonfa); Gravitation; Cantaloupe Island (H. Hancock); and Summer in December.