Friday, July 20th – 9-11 pm – The Late Show!
Voz do Brasil
$20 cover charge; students $10

Veterans of the Bossa Nova! The late-Sunday-night house band of the famed Club Deluxe, long-time favorite of the late Jay Johnson, the Deluxe’s heart and soul… Vocalist Liza Silva, with Ray Loeckle on sax, Ray Scott on guitar, Alex Baum on bass and Bill Belasco on drums.  Sao Paulo soul!!!

liza_silvaSao Paulo-born, Liza Silva toured internationally for years with Walter Wanderley–the man who helped popularize bossa nova in America and around the world in the 60’s with the hit “Summer Samba.” She’s also shared the stage with Brazilian greats including Joao Gilberto, Elsa Soares and Beth Carvalho, with Sade, Boz Skaggs and Bonnie Raitt, with Tito Puente, and with Bay Area luminaries Paula West, Tammy Hall, Wayne Wallace, Denise Perrier and Kim Nalley. For years, Liza has dedicated herself to performing traditional Brazilian repertoire for American and international audiences — Samba, Bossa Nova, Afro-Samba, Forro, Samba-Pagode, Samba-Reggae, Lambada and Carnival styles.

Liza moved to the United States to broaden her musical knowledge and present North America with the contagious rhythms of the music of Brazil. Along the way, she’s lived in Japan and France, where she’s sung in top venues and acted in films.

The San Francisco Bay Area is the place Liza now calls home and where she’s among the most authentic female representatives of the great variety of Brazilian musical styles. A staple of the Bay Area Brazilian music scene since the early 1990’s, Liza has performed in such venues as the World Cup Celebration opening ceremony where she led a chorus of five hundred singers, Cirque du Soleil lisa-silva-jay-johnson-ray-loecklewhere she opened the festivities, the San Francisco Carnival Ball in which she was the inaugural female singer of this type of event, the San Francisco Film Festival where she was the first Brazilian woman to broaden their musical horizons with her magical voice, the Golden Gate World Festival, and the Shoreline Amphitheatre where she opened for Sade and Bonnie Raitt.

For years, with these musicians, her effusive, warm and contagious energy has made the Deluxe a haven for party people and cognoscenti alike. Bird & Beckett welcomes this bit of Brazilian soul anytime that Voz do Brasil can make a stop in Glen Park!