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Luiz Simas with Jason Davis & Bertram Lehmann
Rio-born Brazilian composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since '89, he has led original groups in many clubs including Birdland, as well as jazz festivals in Norway, Brazil, and most recently, the Ukraine. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic in NYC. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil and Recipe for Rhythm. On this concert at Amazing Things Luiz will play piano and sing, with Jason Davis on bass and Bertram Lehmann on drums. Come and listen to an assortment of beautifully re-arranged Brazilian bossa nova standards, as well as Luiz' own originals in bossa and choro styles, and even some American favorites played with a Brazilian flavor. "Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist.
Ticket prices: $18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9)
More About Amazing Things Arts Center
Visiting the Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham residents can discover music, visual arts, theatre, children's programming and more. The Center has produced more than 1,000 events with more than 35,000 attendees since it opened in May 2005.
The Center has more than 500 members and almost 200 volunteers. Amazing Things hosts more than 300 events a year under the leadership of Director Michael Moran
Originally housed in a storefront in Saxonville, in May 2007 Framingham Town Hall Meeting voted to lease the historic downtown Hollis Street Firehouse to Amazing Things Arts Center for $1 a year for 50 years. Afterwards, the Amazing Things Board raised more than $250,000 in cash and resources donated to renovate the firehouse to its present condition.
Membership levels start at $35 for students and senior citizens. Family membership range from $60 to $1,000.
Other events here
- Fishtank Ensemble Today, May 24, 8:00 pm
- Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid Today, May 24, 8:00 pm
- Choro das 3 Fri, May 31, 8:00 pm
- Jim's Big Ego Sat, Jun 1, 8:00 pm
- Mae Buckley's Live - Jazz Five Sun, Jun 2, 2:00 pm
- Paul Rishell and Annie Raines w/ Rich Brown opening Fri, Jun 7, 8:00 pm
- Natraj featuring special guest Indian classical vocal maestro Madhuvanti Bhide Sat, Jun 8, 8:00 pm
- Frank Sugrue - CD Release "Edge" - Luke McNeil Opens Fri, Jun 14, 8:00 pm
- Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos Sat, Jun 15, 8:00 pm