New Waves: Antonio Carlos Jobim/Fats Waller
featuring Tommy Smith, Irini Arabatzi, Mario Caribe & Brian Kellock
arranged and orchestrated by Bill Dobbins
Antonio Carlos Jobim was the foremost composer of authentic Brazilian bossa nova, and his crossover projects with Stan Getz made him a household name. Few are better placed than saxophonist Tommy Smith, Brazilian guitarist Mario Caribe, and vocalist Irini Arabatzi to articulate the aspirational and escapist nature of this cool, soft, sinuous and sensual music.
The immortalized jazz pianist Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller was an influential, game-changing composer and instrumentalist. He will be lovingly restored as the SNJO visits Waller’s popular repertoire. Few pianists are more qualified to bring fresh interpretations to Waller’s challenging innovations than Scotland’s Brian Kellock.
Pre-Show Talk 6.50pm