Turtle Bay Resort
Picture a sun-drenched island in the Pacific. A place of such natural beauty, even business seems like a breezy day in paradise. Welcome to Turtle Bay Resort on Hawaii's North Shore.
Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. Featuring instrumentation reflective of the time, the Classical guitar and upright bass offer a sublime acoustic atmosphere, while subtle; samba infused percussion recreates the seductive groove that made Bossa Nova famous. Relive the exotic ambience of the “New Sound” of Brazil with Brazil Novo.
No charge, open to the public.
Suzie Bradford’s sultry pop vocals are like a smooth sip of nectar. She’s been influenced by such artists as Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan & Aimee Mann, but more often, this Washington-born singer/songwriter draws inspiration from those close to her—a community of fantastic friends and musicians. In 2003 she joined with guitarist/backup vocalist (and now husband) Ben Bradford to start the musical group known as “The Side Project.” They quickly began doing what they love best, playing crowd-pleasing adult contemporary music as often as they could. In 2010, they released their third album, “Wake Up Call.” The Side Projects’ music also has been played in Starbucks across the country and radio stations around the world.
No charge, open to the public
Maracujá is a group of musicians dedicated to playing the spectrum of Latin music in a way true to its roots and forms. From Brasil and its Street Sambas and gentle Bossa Novas to Cuba and its African rhythms of Son, Guajira, Mambo, and Bolero. ….and all places in between. Music for a moods or music to move to.
Maracujá can perform in intimate settings as a duo or trio or grow to a full band to play fiery Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian rhythms to make a crowd swing and dance.
No Charge; open to the public.
Poet Sarah Galvin, playwright Spike Friedman, novelist Ryan Boudinot and drag performer Mark “Mom” Finley compete for the $100 prize. Judges for the evening are APRIL festival’s Writer-in-Residence Jac Jemc, 2004 Stranger Genius Sarah Rudinoff and one randomly drawn audience member. Tickets are $10 advance, $7 at the door.
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BLUE HAWAIIAN: Vintage & International Jazz… with a Tropical Twist!
Versatile, multilingual, Hawaiian jazz vocalist Nikki Dee will “knock your Aloha shirt off” with a seamless blend of styles and languages that will transport you around the world, from Brazil to Hawaii to the French Caribbean and beyond.
In a single evening you’ll travel back in time to the boisterous speakeasy’s of 1920s New York; sip cocktails in a small café in 1950′s Paris or Rome; samba the night away in present-day Rio de Janeiro; and feel a lovely hula girl (or beach boy!) slip a lei around your neck in old Waikiki.
No charge, open to the public
Formerly known as a dancer for the Seattle Super Sonic basketball team, American Sarah Emerson is more recently known as a songwriter (most notably for her hymn-like song “What Joy” that can currently be heard sung in churches all over the world) and now as a recording artist– recording her first full length album last year as a benefit project for an orphanage in Uganda raising over 11k to date.
Performing all over Seattle, in the style of Colbie Caillat meets Cival Wars she and her loop guitarist, Jon, bring a modern and tasteful blend of acoustically driven pop, folk, and singer/songwriter styles of covers and originals to captivate your ears and entrance your hearts.
The band will also be displaying paintings by local artists that will be available for sale along with Sarah and Jon’s cd… all proceeds benefitting Destiny Orphanage.
No charge; open to the public.
Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison Street,
Seattle, WA 98104 | (206) 622-6400