Sunday – September 25, 2016 – 6:00p. – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC – BENJI KAPLAN NEW CD RELEASE CONCERT – 450 West 37th St. (between 9th & 10th Aves. – on 10th Ave. end) – 10018 – Benzaquen Hall (elevator to 1st Floor) – www.oslmusic.org.
Benji Kaplan’s NEW CD titled – UAI SO
Benji Kaplan – Guitarist / Composer – www.benjikaplan.com.
Through Benji’s percussionist Father, Benji started playing Dumbek at age 6 in which he demonstrated a highly sophisticated sense of rhythmic activity. Benji began playing guitar professionaly at age 15. Benji has traveled and played in Rio, Sao Paulo, Minas Geraes and the Brazilian Northeast (Recife, Olinda and Fortaleza). Benji has received accolades for his intricate guitar compositions and in particular is admired by Guinga (the most recognized composer post-Jobim).
Excerpt from Uai So’ Press Release by Ben Michaels:
“The results shimmer and dance on Uai So (release date September 16, 2016), Kaplan’s debut foray into Brazil’s often overlooked, wildly varied melodic palette. Working like the midcentury songwriters he admired with a group of Brazilian lyricists, Uai So is rich with hints of jazz, samba, forro, and Brazil’s classical heritage, shifting between delicately rhythmic and freeform fantasies, tied together by Kaplan’s lifting, wistful vocals.”
Cristina Dinella (Piano)
Graciliano Rufino Zambonin (Drums)
Eduardo Belo (Bass)
David Cordeiro (Guitar)
Livio Almeida (Flute / Clarinet)
$20.00 Concert Charge at the door (cash please)
Doors open at 5:30p.
Refreshments provided by Project 142
CDs will be available for purchase!!
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