Brazilian Jazz Concert featuring Jim Porto
March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The International Centre Goa
In association with The Brazilian Consulate, Mumbai & BCCG – The Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa
Brazilian Jazz Concert
(Piano & Vocals)
ASHTON COLACO: Saxophone & Flute
JOE DCOSTA: Guitar
LESTER GODINHO: Drums & Percussion
PHILIPP MESHCHERYAKOV: Double Bass & Electric Guitar
Saturday, 24th March 2018, 7.30 pm @ ICG, Dona Paula
Bar service and hors d’oeuvres will be available at the concert on a chargeable basis
Tickets: Rs 500 per person
Available at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
PANJIM: Furtado’s Music Store | Magsons Supercentre, Miramar
NORTH GOA: Magsons Supercentre, Candolim | Museum of Goa (MOG), Pilerne
Literati Bookshop & Cafe, Calangute | 6 Assagao
SOUTH GOA: Furtado’s Music Store | Magsons’ Supercentre, Fatorda | Dogears Bookshop, Margao
Call: 8308979300 / 8308969300
ABOUT JIM PORTO:
(See photos of Jim Porto performing at ICG in March 2017)
Jim Porto is an acclaimed Brazilian pianist and singer based in Rome. Born in the state of Rio Grande del Sul in 1953, by the age of 20, Jim was already recognized as a well-known talent on the stages of Rio de Janeiro for his lively signature sound that blends classical Samba and Bossanova. However, it was after relocating to Rome that Jim emerged as a bigger name.
In 1983, Jim recorded his breakthrough album Rio with jazz legend Chet Baker. This was followed by several other landmark albums in which he refined his sound while continuing to collaborate and play with some of the biggest names—superstars really—in Brazilian music: João Gilberto, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Marisa Monte, Dejavan and the great Caetano Veloso (whose song “Cucurrucucú paloma” in Pedro Almodovar’s Talk to Herbrought him wide international attention). In Rome, Jim works routinely with Italian musicians as well, and performs regularly in Italy, the rest of Europe and South America. In 2006, he recorded a live album at the Blue Note Milan, an achievement that is reserved to a few artists only.
Interestingly, Jim has also been associated in a small way with the so-called “Latin invasion” or “Latin explosion” in the United States. He collaborated with Jennifer Lopez for two tracks on her breakthrough 1999 album On the 6; and on one track with Ricky Martin on his self-titled album released the same year.