Kenia to Kick Off Brazilian Jazz Concerts Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents KENIA in KENIA SINGS BRAZILIAN JAZZ on September 10, 2016.
Kenia, the Brazilian vocalist who received worldwide acclaim for her recording debut on trumpeter Claudio Roditi's Red on Red makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Kenia Sings Brazilian Jazz! Featuring songs from her latest CD release including "On We Go," as well as a re-imagined take on Adolfo's "Pretty World," "For Donato," and a crowd-pleasing, signature version of Gershwin's "Summertime."
This concert marks the 1st Brazilian Jazz Concerts Series by Brazilian Music Foundation in New York City. Kenia represents the best of Brazilian jazz and contemporary music with a superb band that grooves and swings. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind party with this one-of-a-kind performer!
Kenia in Kenia Sings Brazilian Jazz plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on September 10th, 2016. There is a $25-$65 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
For many jazz fans in the 1980s and '90s, Kenia's singing was the gateway to contemporary Brazilian jazz and pop. She stood out from her compatriots because of her intimate, smooth vocals-subtle yet soulful-and her finesse with both American standards and Brazilian material. On We Go will entice a new generation of listeners, as it showcases Kenia at the top of her form with a seductive, polished vocal phrasing. The intriguing repertoire includes songs co-written by Kenia and the Brazilian songwiriting legends Ivan Lins and Antonio Adolfo.
The singer, born Kenia Acioly, grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to the U.S. in 1980. She made her recording debut as the featured vocalist on trumpeter Claudio Roditi's Red on Red, produced by the legendary Creed Taylor, the producer of "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema." Kenia established herself as one of the most popular Brazilian vocalists in the U.S. with her MCA solo debut Initial Thrill (1987) and Distant Horizon (1988), both of which gained substantial radio airplay, and were followed by well-received albums with Denon. On these releases, Kenia sang in English and Portuguese and freely mixed composers like Harold Arlen and Stevie Wonder, Djavan and Toninho Horta.
Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the 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, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue 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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$155.