Sofia Tosello Photo by Lara Bello
Jazz Brunchat the Blue Note
12.30 & 2.30 pm
New York takes
on Latin American
Chacarera, Bolero, Filin, Son and Zamba
Octavio Brunetti: piano
Pedro Giraudo: bass
Franco Pinna: drums
It's been a stellar year for Sofia Tosello, the young singing sensation whose exciting re-imaginings of South American song has critics saying that she heralds "the
next wave in Latin American jazz."
On November 14th, she appears for two sets at that pinnacle of jazz clubs, the Blue Note in New York,
as part of their Jazz Brunch series (shows at 12:30
and 2:30 pm). Here's your chance to hear Sofia in a
relaxed daytime atmosphere and get a delicious bunch, too, for just $24.50.
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
To see video of Sofia Tosello in performance, click here:
To listen to Sofia Tosello on her debut CD
Alma y Luna, click here:
To listen to Sofia's interview and performance
on WNYC's Soundcheck,
Ms. Tosello has performed, recorded and collaborated with
the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, Aquiles Baez, and the
Julio Santillan Septet. Julio Santillan and Sofia Tosello
collaborated on the CD "Tribute to Borges." Sofia has also worked with Enrique Lopez, Alex Cuba, Pavel Urkiza (Gema y Pavel), Marta Gomez, La Cumbiamba eneye, Tito Castro, Cocomama, Retumba, Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, Diego Obregon
y su grupo Chonta, Christos Rafalides, Jonathan Powell Band,
Mariela Valencia, Pepe Vazquez, Thalia, Las Gardenias,
Eladio "Pancho" Terry, Cable a Tierra, Cielo de Judas
Sofia Tosello has appeared at many noted venues including Summer Stage Central Park (NYC), Birdland (NYC), Blue Note (NYC), Joe's Pub (NYC), The Hecksher Theatre at EL Museo del Barrio (NYC), Jazz Standard (NYC), Jazz Gallery (NYC), Smoke (NYC), Drom (NYC), 55 Bar (NYC), Zinc Bar (NYC), Sweet Rhythm (NYC), The Knitting Factory (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), SOB's (NYC), Brooklyn Museum Stage (NYC), Queens Theatre in the Park (NYC), BAM Café (NYC), Festival del Bolero N4 (NYC), El Taller Latino Americano (NYC), FB Lounge (NYC), Aaron Davis Hall (NYC), APAP Convention (NYC), NJPAC (Newark), Madison Square Garden (w/Thalia) (NYC), Walt Disney Concert Hall (LA), Michigan Womyn's Festival (Hart, MI), Macau International Music Festival (China), Teatro Amadeo Roldan (Cuba), and Teatro San Martin (Argentina).
To make a secure tax-deductible donation and help Sofia produce her new CD and video, click here.
Sunnyside Records Artist
Alma y Luna
Alma y Luna expresses a rich diversity of Latin American music, viewed through a New York lens. Tosello's vocal style is subtle
and charismatic, beautifully supported by a stellar group of musicians from Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba and New York City.
Produced by Fernando Aponte, Alma y Luna showcases Tosello's
talent as a songwriter and as an interpreter of Latin American
composers Alberto Rojo, Chato Diaz, Ana Robles,and Julio
Santillan, Pavel Urkiza and others.
With the guitarra, contrabass and bombo leguero as her starting
point, Tosello creates an original musical synthesis that becomes
her personal vehicle: honest, passionate, and full of beautiful
stories. You'll hear the downtown world jazz scene in Tosello's
performances--with a touch of funk.
For a bio of Sofia Tosello, click the peppers
Click the strings to listen to Alma y Luna
To buy Alma y Luna, click the sparkler
Praise for Alma y Luna:
"The next wave in Latin-American jazz may well begin with Tosello."
--Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times
"Sofia Tosello is a perfect match to strike up this jazzy world music, offering with a voice filled with exotic allure a set of inspired songs of life, love and longing.
--Bob Gish, Jazz Inside Magazine
"Tosello is a singer along the lines of a young Celia Cruz or Flora Purim, giving the listener a performance energetic and wise beyond her years."
--Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide