“One of Brazil's national treasures.”
- The New York Times
Undeniably one of Brazil’s greatest stars, Milton Nascimento is the iconic singer-songwriter whose transformative early work fusing Africanized jazz with Latin-American folk allowed a generation of artists to free themselves from bossa nova.
Since his debut, Nascimento's magnetic state presence and astonishing tonal range have delighted audiences for the better half of a century. He has recorded more than thirty solo albums, received four Grammy awards, and collaborated with elite musicians the world over, including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, James Taylor, Duran Duran, Sarah Vaughan, Esperanza Spalding and countless others.
Versatility has been a hallmark of his career, but it was his 1974 performance on Wayne Shorters Native Dancer that brought Nascimento to the attention of jazz audiences in the US and Europe. Nearly forty years later, his extraordinary lyricism and originality are still strikingly present, and his voice remains a marvelous instrument shaded with stunning emotional power. With a seasoned vocal palette, he expertly crescendos from stage whisper to roar.
The monumentally influential artist celebrates a fifty-year career with his latest album and world tour, Milton Nascimento – Uma Travessia (a crossing), featuring classic songs in his repertoire. His band includes Wilson Lopes on guitar, drummer Lincoln Cheib, bassist Gastão Villeroy, Kiko Continentino on piano, and Widor Santiago on sax.