April 8, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Knight Concert Hall
Luciana Souza & Vince Mendoza: Storytellers
featuring the Frost Concert Jazz Band
with opening act John Daversa Quintet
Melding the worlds of Brazilian pop and American jazz, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Luciana Souza brings her deeply personal, colorful and illuminated musicality to big-band arrangements of songs by her fellow Brazilians Antonio Carlos Jobim, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Guinga, Djavan, Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil.
Souza is one of jazz’s leading singers and interpreters. Her work transcends traditional musical boundaries, offering solid roots in jazz, a sophisticated lineage in world music and an enlightened approach to the latest sounds. She will be joined onstage by Grammy winner Vince Mendoza and the University of Miami’s Frost Concert Jazz Band conducted by John Daversa.
Vince Mendoza has been at the forefront of the jazz and contemporary-music scenes as a composer, conductor and recording artist for the past 20 years. Mendoza's arranging has appeared on many critically acclaimed projects, including albums by Björk, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, Melody Gardot, Sting and Joni Mitchell. He has six Grammy Awards and 25 nominations. Mendoza is the music director and chief conductor of Metropole Orchestra in the Netherlands. He appears frequently as a guest conductor with orchestras throughout the United States, Japan, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.
Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety
The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.
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“Her voice traces a landscape of emotion that knows no boundaries.”
Frost Concert Jazz Band
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