Viva Brasil!
jazz in the bookshop! presents:
Voz do Brasil: Vocalist Liza Silva fronts the
Club Deluxe Sunday night bossa nova band!
Friday, March 11th — 5:30-8 pm

Liza Silva, vocal
Ray Loeckle, sax
Ray Scott, guitar
Alex Baum, bass
Michaelle Goerlitz, drums

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For well more than a decade we’d imagine, this band has held forth with the marvelous vocalist Liza Silva as the Club Deluxe’s Sunday night bossa nova band– with its roots in the Never on Sunday band that was the homebase of owner Jay Johnson’s forays into the vocal realm of the bossa nova and songbook of Sinatra and his ilk.

Still to this day you can catch them at the Club Deluxe, at the storied intersection of Haight and Ashbury, Sunday nights after 10 pm or so, often with Paul Smith, Bob Blankenship and other stalwart musicians.

We’re more than pleased to host them this Friday night at Bird & Beckett!

Thanks Dennis Hearne for the photo here:

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Born in Sao Paulo, Liza Silva performs the traditional music of the Brazilian repertoire and presents them to American and international audiences — Samba, Bossa Nova, Afro-Samba, Forro, Samba-Pagode, Samba-Reggae, Lambada and Carnival styles. Together 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”), Liza toured internationally for years. Liza has also shared the stage and/or performed with such artists as Sade, Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Ono, Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz, Boz Scaggs, Paula West, Elsa Suarez, Beth Carvalho, Tammy Hall, Tito Puente, Wayne Wallace, Denise Perrier, Kim Nalley, and many others. She has also lived in Japan and France where she sang in top venues and acted in films.