Claudia Villela at the Maybeck

Vocalist and composer Claudia Villela talent for musical exploration knows no limits. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, she absorbed the sounds of Brasil all around her: Samba, Bossa Nova, Partido Alto, Choro, Baiao, Maracatu, as well as influences of music from all over the world, Jazz, from traditional to classical to avant garde.

"...arguably the most intriguing outing of the latest new-paradigm vocalists is by vocalist Claudia Villela ...Soulful expression steeped in the now, crafting the future sound of jazz." - Downbeat Magazine

"... Remarkable, beautiful, towering voice..."  - New York Times

Claudia Villela at the Maybeck
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3:00pm
This concert is $30

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Villela's, music is a spiritual exercise to be embraced openly and unpremeditated, a search for inspiration and spontaneity. Her compositions and vocal improvisations encompass the full range of human emotion, sometimes dramatic. sometimes humorous, but always fascinating.

Music alive bursting with flavors from Brazil's richest heritage of rhythms and moods. Claudia Villela's performances, compositions and improvisations earned raving reviews from critics and spellbound sold out audiences all over. Both nostalgic and contemporary , her sensual music and performances transcends its language, exploding in creativity , intelligence and depth.