Monica Vasconcelos

The São Paulo Tapes Project

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Last Show: Thursday 13 th September 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Monica and her stellar band bring to the PizzaExpress Jazz Club the music that wowed the audience at a sell out Berlin Jazz Festival concert last year. “Her warm, lovely voice sat on a fantastic bed of bossa rhythms, expertly played. It was a perfect, jewel-like performance.” Powerful, moving, joyous Brazilian resistance songs taken from her most recent release, “The São Paulo Tapes” - an album, produced by Robert Wyatt.

São Paulo born Brazilian singer and songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living in the UK for over a decade. She has recorded 7 albums to date.Her musical journey includes partnerships with, amongst others, UK rock legend Robert Wyatt (on her album "Hih") and Brazilian master guitarist and composer Guinga (on her album "Gente"). She can also be heard singing the duet “Just As You Are” with Robert on his album "Comicopera”.
She has toured the UK with Guinga and has sung in London with Brazilian bossa nova icons João Donato and Marcos Valle. Leading her bands Nóis and Nóis 4, Mônica has played support gigs for Bryan Ferry, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim,Joyce, Gilberto Gil and Courtney Pine.

Band Lineup

Mônica Vasconcelos (vocals)

Ife Tolentino (guitar, vocals)

Steve Lodder (piano)

Andres Lafone (electric bass, Vvcals)

Yaron Stavi (double bass, vocals)

Marius Rodrigues (drums)