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October 17, 2010

Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz at its Best

Written by
cindy mcleod

Latin jazz, Canada

Rubim de Toledo

Rubim de Toledo
Saturday, Oct 16
Yardbird Suite, Edmonton

Rubim de Toledo presents – A Night of Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz

Canadian-Brazilian musician Rubim de Toledo brings a night of Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz to Edmonton’s Yardbird Suite on Saturday, October 16th. The ‘Jazz Bossa Band’ features an all-star line-up of Alberta’s finest jazz musicians, including Rubim de Toledo (guitar / bass), Allison Lynch (vocal), Jim Brenan (saxophone), Chris Andrew (piano), Malcolm Lim (percussion), Tyler Hornby (drums). Joining the ensemble for this evening’s performance are percussion master Malcolm Lim and jazz vocalist Allison Lynch.

The night will feature interpretations of music by Brazilian composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti, as well as many of de Toledo’s original compositions.

Rubim de Toledo began his professional career as a bassist at the age of 17, performing with Albertan jazz legends ‘Big’ Miller, P.J. Perry and Tommy Banks. Twenty years later and now based in Calgary, Rubim has performed across the globe with a variety of artists in numerous musical styles, including performances in Asia, Europe, South America, Mexico, Cuba, the U.S. and at every major musical festival in Canada.  The River, Rubim’s third solo release, has distinguished him as a major voice in the western Canadian jazz scene. The CD was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award (2009) in the Best Jazz Recording category, and was chosen as CD of the week as well as claimed the #1 spot on CKUA Radio’s music charts in March of 2009.

Besides his work as a solo and freelance artist, Rubim frequently lends his talents as musical director to the acclaimed dance company, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and is a co-founder of Alberta’s premiere Latin group, Bomba. As well as being a composer, bandleader and performer, Rubim is a passionate educator. He is the assistant director of the Mount Royal University Summer Jazz Camp and an instructor of Jazz studies in the Mount Royal University credit music department.

for more info visit www.rubim.com

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