Casa Brazil is proud to present another great concert to Arizona.
Flavio Venturini in concert at Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center on March 29th, 2019 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Please tell your friends and family about this spectacular show we’ve organized.
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Flavio Venturini is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. A member of the most iconic and trendy Brazilian musical movement called Clube da Esquina, which took place in the 1980’s. Flavio Venturini spent most of his teenage years developing musical roots and substantially improving his piano playing abilities. Through time, Flavio proof to be one of the most talented and restless Brazilian artists, by travelling across Brazil and other countries, to play a very broad and diversified set of musical styles.
Flavio’s lyrics and melodies created ageless songs that also turned to be successful hits such as, “Nascente”, “Todo Azul do Mar”, “Noites com Sol “, “Mais Uma Vez, “Linda Juventude” and many more. Flavio played on very popular bands like “O Terco” and “14 Bis”. By 1982, Flavio started his solo career by producing his first album “Nascente”, which was acclaimed by critics and public, perpetuating songs like “Espanhola” and the title track, with dozens of rewrites.
Flavio’s songs were mainly played and recorded by various renowned artists such as Milton Nascimento, Beto Guedes, Renato Russo, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Simone, Leila Pinheiro, Ed Motta, Emilio Santiago, Alcione, Ney Matogrosso, Tito Madi, André Mehmari, MPB-4 and others, overseas by Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker, Peter Gabriel, Denise Stewart, Lisa Nilson and Stefanie Lai.
Flavio will be playing with Sandro Albert. Sandro is Brazilian, a guitar player who lives in New York City. Sandro has played, produced and/or recorded with major Brazilian and American artists such as Milton Nascimento, Lenine, Jorge Vercilo, Omar Hakim, Patti Austin, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Brenda Russell, Dionne Warwick, Rita Coolidge, Victor Bailey, Abraham Laboriel, Jimmy Haslip, Alphonso Johnson, Darryl Jones, Herb Alpert, Bill Charlap, Toninho Horta, Claudio Roditi, Buster Williams, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Russell Ferrante, Kenny Garrett, Fred White, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, Antonio Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Bashiri Johnson, Leon Ware, War, Raphael Saadiq, James Ingram, and Robben Ford.
At the Mesa Arts Center, Flavio’s concert opening features the very talented local musicians Ike Ramalho and Wen Wu. Ike, is a Brazilian guitarist, singer, arranger, and music producer. Having recently relocated to Arizona, Ike’s performances have been in high demand on main stages, venues, and events. Wen Wu plays a series of instruments such as clarinet, doubles saxophones and flutes. She is an active performer in the Phoenix metro area, playing regularly at local theatres and a variety of other local ensembles.
Don’t miss this concert. All of the proceeds from ticket sales go to Casa Brazil, Inc. Casa Brazil is a non-profit organization established in Arizona in 2003. Casa Brazil was founded with the purpose of assisting needy children in Brazil. Malnutrition is the greatest cause of children’s deaths in Brazil and our objective is to make a difference in as many lives as you can reach. Our mission is to provide those children with at least one healthy meal a day. All donations received by Casa Brazil are 100% used in the benefit of the children and all work is done by volunteers.
Please join us and come to celebrate this unique Brazilian music concert and community event.