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CD Release Tour  ~   Sambeleza Live!


Isabella Mendes, piano & vocals • Jeff Fuller, bass & vocals • Joe Carter, guitar

Guest Artists ~ Ali Ryerson, flute • Adriano Santos, drums • Ze Mauricio, percussion


    New Haven, CT, May 15, 2015 -- The New Haven-based Brazilian jazz group, Sambeleza, announces a series of concert and nightclub performances to celebrate the release of their first album, Sambeleza Live!  The CD was recorded last year on the summer solstice - June 21, 2014 - in a warm atmosphere of celebration and dance, led by supporters of WPKN 89.5FM, alternative radio in Fairfield County, CT.  Sambeleza and their wonderful guest artists engaged and entertained the crowd until well after the sun went down!

    The live recording features Sao Paulo-native Isabella Mendes on piano and vocals, Brazilian specialist Joe Carter on guitar, and jazz bassist Jeff Fuller.  The trio was joined by guest artists Ali Ryerson on flute, Adriano Santos on drums and Zé Mauricio on percussion, in a program of well-known bossa novas and sambas by Brazil’s most outstanding composers.

    The following is a full list of performances in 2015:


Wednesday, June 17th, 6:00 pm. 

International Festival of Arts & Ideas - Elm Street Stage, New Haven

Free ~


Saturday, June 20th, 3 - 4 pm

World of Sounds, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street

Free ~


Wednesday, June 24th, 8:00 pm ~ CD Release Party!

Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT

$5 cover charge  ~


Sunday, July 12th, 6:00 pm

Pizzeria Lauretano, Bethel CT ~

$15 music charge, $10 minimum, call for reservations 203 792 1500


Tuesday, July 21st, 7:00 pm

Twilight Series, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT

Tickets $20-25 ~


Sunday, August 16th, 4:00 pm

Whitney Center Concert Series, 200 Leeder Hill Rd., Hamden CT

Free ~


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