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LUIS SIMAO QUINTET FEATURING GUITARIST CARLOS BERNARDO
October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$20.00
Louis Simão – Voice, Guitar, Accordion, Carlos Bernardo – Guitar, Luis Orbegoso – Percussion, Voice, Maninho Costa – Percussion, Voice, Pedro Joel – Electric bass, Voice
Toronto-based musician, Louis Simão has been composing, performing and recording as a multi-instrumentalist in a variety of genres for twenty years. 2016 marked the release of his much-anticipated solo album, “A Luz” (The Light) – a collection of Simão’s own compositions and arrangements. Joined by the best cross-genre musicians Toronto has to offer, Simão takes the listener on a journey through the sounds of the Portuguese-speaking world as experienced through the life of this first-generation Canadian son of Portuguese immigrants. His cultural background combined with his jazz sensibility and chamber music compositional style come together to create a voice that is at once universal while remaining deeply personal.folkloric to funk to lush string and woodwind arrangements.