Created in Seattle yet immersing you in sounds, songs, and rhythms from Brazil to Cuba. Playing with the traditions of Latin music but in a personal and modern style. Soulful and Rhythmic.
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.
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.
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.
Nikki Dee on vocals, ukulele & percussion
Matt Wexler on upright bass
Tim Tacket Brown on drums & percussion
Rotating guest musicians on piano, guitar, accordion, vocals & more!