Thursday, August 18, 2011

Brazilian Jazz Vocalist Patty Ascher Tours the U.S.

Acclaimed Brazilian jazz vocalist, Patty Ascher, is back in the Big Apple after recording her brand new album, Bossa, Jazz 'n' Samba (2011). Originally from São Paulo, Patty grew up in a musical family listening to Brazilian greats, like Leny Andrade and Gal Costa, and American Jazz divas, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington. Still, only in college did Patty begin to dream of a singing career and pursued musical and literature studies simultaneously. After earning a Masters degree in Literature, Patty met Roberto Menescal, one of the founding fathers of bossa nova, who invited with her to record her first CD, Bacharach Bossa Club (2007).

In the years that followed, Patty was invited to perform shows in New York City and tour with jazz composer and pianist Michel Legrand in Brazil, among other honors. Tonight, she kicks off her U.S. tour in Miami, with shows booked in Washington DC and Boston, as well as in New York.  Ascher's New York show will take place on Monday, August 22 at Blue Note, the premier jazz club in the West Village. Her set list will likely draw heavily from her new album sprinkled with interpretations of her musical influencers, but here is a preview of her soothing vocals covering Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love."

103 Patty Ascher The Look Of Love (Theme From Casino Royale) by sumeile

Tickets for Patty Ascher's New York show on August 22 are available through Blue Note's website.

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