Claudia Villela with Jaques Morelenbaum Soul of Brasil

Claudia and Jaques are friends in Rio de Janeiro since the 80's , when them used to spend hours improvising cello and voice... in this reencounter they will play beautiful songs from the classic Brazilian repertoire and original compositions, all with total spontaneity and a deep reverence to the best Brasil has to offer and dream.

Claudia Villela with Jaques Morelenbaum at the Maybeck
Saturday, June 11 2016, 3:00pm
This concert is $30 General Admission

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.

Former A Barca do Sol member Jaques Morelenbaum participated in Tom Jobim's and Caetano Veloso's Grammy winning albums and has been actively working with Egberto Gismonti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cesária Évora, Madredeus, Marisa Monte, Titãs, Skank, Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, Gabriel o Pensador, Elba Ramalho, Fernanda Abreu, Gal Costa, and many other top artists. Also a member of the Quarteto Jobim/Morelenbaum, formed with Paula Morelenbaum, Paulo Jobim, and Daniel Jobim (respectively, Tom Jobim's son and grandson, all four former members of Jobim's Banda Nova), Morelenbaum has writing music for cinema (including for the award-winning Central do Brasil and Orfeu do Carnaval). Son of conductor Henrique Morelenbaum and piano teacher Sarah Morelenbaum, Jaques Morelenbaum grew up in a highly musical environment, starting to study music at age three.