October 1, 2000
Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum
+ Carlos Oliveira/Brasil Nordeste
Herbst Theater 
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

San Jose Mercury Article September 29, 2000

America is in for a rare treat, as one of the finest bossa nova groups brings to life the memory of the great Tom Jobim with a freshness of the year 2000.

The Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum will perform a special tribute to the great Brazilian jazz composer Antonio Carlos Jobim in San Francisco on October 1.  Playing in the style of a true chamber ensemble, the Quarteto is one of the most authentic Bossa Nova groups to emerge in decades. The Quartet was formed in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 1994 and has since toured some of the world's leading concert venues, including Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall and the Barbican Centre in London.

The Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum weaves fresh and richly textured acoustic arrangements of classic Jobim compositions, drawing upon each member's close connection with the composer -- Jobim's son, Paulo Jobim, is featured on guitar and vocals, and his grandson, Daniel Jobim, on piano and vocals.  The group is rounded out by the superb jazz cellist Jaques Morelenbaum, and his wife, Paula Morelenbaum, on vocals, both of whom worked extensively with Jobim in his last musical ensemble, Nova Banda.  Jaques has gained an international reputation as a composer of scores for films such as Central Station , as musical director for popular Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso, and for his work with leading musicians such as Egberto Gismonti, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Milton Nascimento.  For this U.S. tour, the Quartet is joined by veteran Brazilian percussionist, Duduka da Fonseca .

The U.S. tour accompanies the release of their first cd “Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum” on Velas Records.  While on tour the Quarteto will be filming a show for the PBS Series “Club Date” which will air on PBS stations later in the U.S.

Opening the show will be guitarist/composer Carlos Oliveira presenting Brasil Nordeste , a collection of compositions inspired by his hometown of Recife in Brazil’s northeast state of Pernambuco.  The trio includes Brazilian percussionist Claudio Bebbiano, from Rio de Janeiro, and brazilophile Harvey Wainapel, jazz saxophonist/clarinetist.

TICKETS: $20, $30, $40
City Box Office 415/392-4400
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Latin Jazz Net Review
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Brazzil Magazine,
July/August 2000
Bruce Gilman interview with Jaques Morelenbaum including biography and selected discography. Go to Back Issues, July/Aug.  Scroll to page 39, Too Many Notes...