Thursday, July 11, 2019

Nate Najar Caps August Performances with CD Release Event at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg FL

Nate Najar's August Shows -
A Fitting Tribute
to João Gilberto

Saturday, August 10, 2019 ~ 8pm
Nate Najar &
Phill Fest 
A night of superb Brazilian guitar music with special
guest Phill Fest. With Patrick Bettison (bass)
and Jean Bolduc (drums).
Palladium at St. Petersburg College
253 Fifth Avenue, N.
St. Petersburg FL 33701   (727)822-3590

Saturday, June 8, 2019, ~ 6pm
Nate Najar Trio 
w/ Daniela Soldade
Florida Studio Theater
1241 N Palm Ave 
Sarasota, FL 34236  (941)366-9000 

A Moment of You - Daniela Soldade
Official Street Release Date: 9/6//19
Friday, August 30, 2019 ~ 7:30pm
Daniela Soledade
The Nate Najar Trio's
"A Moment Of You" 
CD Release Concert
The Studio@620
620 First Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727)895-6620 

The Studio@620 welcomes Daniela Soledade with the Nate Najar Trio as they launch their new collaborative release "A Moment of You"... and celebrate the birthdays of Nate and Daniela, all in one amazing evening!

Daniela Soledade may initially seem like a fresh name in Brazilian music, but the vocalist’s impact immediately strikes a chord as encountered on her debut album, A Moment of You (2019 Blue Line Music Records). A carefully curated set of Bossa Nova gems (while dodging the most obvious choices), Brazilian-ized standards and original songs, created in partnership with producer/guitarist Nate Najar, the album frames the luminous tone and mature interpretive powers of the singer- singing in both English and Portuguese.

A legacy-related back story lends added depth to Soledade’s unfolding musical saga. She belongs to a sparkling lineage of great Brazilian artists, ranging from her grandfather Paulo - collaborator with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell and other Brazilian legends - and her father Paulinho, who has worked as producer and partner with Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil. In fact, when Vinícius de Moraes was first looking for a composer to create the score for his Black Orpheus, it was Daniela’s grandparents (her grandmother, Lina de Luca, was the choreographer for the play that spawned the award-winning film) who introduced him to a young composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The album’s title comes from a lyric in Jobim’s “Someone to Light Up My Life.” “I felt that the title suits the stage of life in which I found myself as I recorded this album,” says Daniela. “This is my moment to be myself, to invest in myself and to pursue my dreams.” Nate Najar- Soledade’s right-hand musical ally as guitarist/producer- forged a compatible vision for the record with the singer. They gravitated towards what Soledade calls the “intimate, quiet, beautiful moments” in Bossa Nova. Najar commented “when I think of Bossa Nova, I think of João Gilberto- this quiet and intimate aesthetic. Daniela and I both  discovered that we love the same aesthetic.”

The critics and cognoscenti agree: jazz guitarist Nate Najar’s virtuosity
exudes a dynamic and truly intoxicating elegance. His artistry evokes
a modern and progressive attitude that perpetuates the legacy of the
great Charlie Byrd. But while Najar’s imaginative playing is steeped in
Byrd’s tradition it nevertheless emulates a collection of other artistic
musical influences, including classical, bebop, fusion, bossa nova and
even post modern, which have all culminated to inspire a player whose
sophisticated and often innovative artistry has placed him in many of
the world’s most prestigious music venues and produced many superb

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