Brazilian Artists Paulo Szot, Helio Alves, Anat Cohen and More Set for 54 Below, Aug 2013

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54 Below loves Brazil this August. Broadway's Nightclub celebrates Brazilian music and artists including: Paulo Szot, the Tony Award-winning star of SOUTH PACIFIC and international opera star; Chico Pinheiro and the Brazilian Dream Band, featuring Luciana Alves and Cesar Camargo Mariano; Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves, featuring Cyo Baptista and Anat Cohen; and Anat Cohen and Choro Aventuroso. Details below!

This August, 54 Below celebrates the music of Brazil with some of our favorite Brazilian artists! Step into South America at 54 Below for tastes of Brazilian jazz, samba, and swing with an all-star roster:

Paulo Szot

Aug. 5, 7 & 8 at 7PM, Aug. 9 & 10 at 8PM, Aug. 11 at 7PM

The dashing, Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines 54 Below for a week-long engagement. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of American Songbook classics and Brazilian and jazz favorites not to be missed!

CHICO PINHEIRO & THE BRAZILIAN DREAM BAND

Featuring Luciana Alves & Cesar Camargo Mariano

Aug. 4 at 7 & 9PM, Aug. 8 at 9:30PM, Aug. 9 & 10 at 11PM, Aug. 11 at 9:30PM

One of the major creative forces in modern Brazilian music, Chico Pinheiro entrances audiences with his rhythmically exciting mixture of samba, swing, Carnaval and contemporary jazz. "Chico Pinheiro is, with no doubt, the most brilliant composer of Brazilian music that has come up in recent decades." -Mauro Dias, O Estado De Sao Paulo

MAUCHA ADNET & HELIO ALVES

Featuring Cyro Baptista & Anat Cohen

Aug. 6 at 7 & 9PM

The radiant vocal style of Maucha Adnet, who sang with the grand maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim for the last ten years of his storied life, performs at 54 Below with Helio Alves, the little giant of Brazilian jazz piano. Joining them will be Cyro Baptista on percussion and the great Israeli saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen.

Anat Cohen & CHORO AVENTUROSO

Aug. 20, 21 & 22 at 7 & 9PM; Aug. 23 & 24 at 8 & 11PM; Aug. 25 at 7 & 9PM

The phenomenal young Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen celebrates the New York premiere of her Choro Aventuroso band! Anat collaborates with contemporary Brazilian and American musicians to create a passionate, swinging blend of jazz, samba, classic chorinhos and constant surprise.

54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.

54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style.

Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as Creative Consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as Director of Programming.

André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.

54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities. The cover charge ranges from $15-$115.

54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.

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