Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Brazilian Piano Night
Stephanie Ozer, Marcos Silva, Anne Sajdera, and Fred Weed

Four Bay Area pianists present an evening of Brazilian Music. They will feature music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Airto Moreira, Chico Pinheiro, Egberto Gismonti, Sivuca, Ernesto Nazareth, Dominguihnos, Severino Ratinho, Cesar Carmargo Mariano, Hermeto Pascoal, Ivan Lins, and Tonihno Horta.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$15 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Stephanie Ozer's love of Brasilian Jazz led her to Rio where she had the blessing of recording and performing with Bossa Nova legend Leny Andrade, featured on her CD, O Começo. She has toured with Andrade, headlining at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival and in LA. Stephanie holds a Classical Piano Performance degree from the University of Michigan School of Music. She also plays jazz rock, Klezmer and her own compositions. Some venues she's been heard at are the San Jose Jazz Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, National Womens Music Festival, The Jazz School, and other concert venues and clubs in the Bay Area. Stephanie teaches privately, working with singers and instrumentalists. She is delighted to be sharing the stage tonight with her Brasilian Jazz mentor, Marcos Silva. stephanieozer.com

National and international performing and recording artist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, Marcos Silva has performed with Leny Andrade, Emilio Santiago, Marcio Montarroyos, Jon Lucien, Claudio Roditi, Viva Brasil, and many other greats. He has served as Music Director, arranger, and keyboardist for Flora Purim, Airto, Toninho Horta, Paquito D'Rivera, Bud Shank, Ricardo Silveira, Dori Caymmi, Nana Caymmi, Danilo Caymmi, Edu Lobo, and Joyce. Marcos leads his own band, Marcos Silva and Intersection, and performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere. He is the senior advisor of the Brazilian Program at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, and has introduced hundreds of students to Brazilian jazz. marcossilva.com

Pianist/composer Anne Sajdera has long been an invaluable part of the San Francisco Bay Area Brazilian music scene as leader of her own trio and as a sideman with artists such as Alexa Weber Morales and Sandy Cressman. Her outstanding debut Azul (JAZZIZ Magazine 2012 Top Ten Critic's Poll, Latin Jazz Corner's Great Latin Jazz Albums from 2012, number 5 for best new talent 2012 Jazz Station blog), released by her label (Bijuri Records) and co-produced by Ray Obiedo, highlights her exquisite touch, rhythmic acuity, and melodic resourcefulness. In addition to the roots of American and Brazilian jazz, Sajdera brings European and Hindustani classical training to the compositional table to create a unique musical tapestry. She is currently working on a new recording that will feature works for jazz ensemble. annesajdera.com

Pianist Fred Weed has been active in the Bay Area music scene all his life. At San Jose State University, he studied privately with Fernando Valenti and Don Haas. While living in the South Bay, he played for many musical theater groups, including Santa Clara University, San Jose Childrens' Music theater, and San Jose civic Light Opera. He later discovered Salsa and Afro-Cuban music, and played with Orquesta Liberacion, Orquesta Actualidad, Dr Loco and his Rockin' Jalepenos, and many other groups. After moving to Berkeley, he joined The Unreal Band, playing a mix of classic rock covers and originals at the Starry Plough, the Ashkenaz, and many other venues. Fred has organized six of these Solo Piano Shows as well as a Brazilian Guitar Night. fredweed.com

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