World On Stage presents SOFIA REI (www.WorldOnStage.com)
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Sofi Rei Bio
Sofia Rei is one of the most passionate, charismatic and inventive vocalists from South America.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, her music is grounded in traditional South American rhythms. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia's voice is so graceful as sophisticated, tying together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, melody and romance. Her ensemble produces a range of textures as diverse as the cultural roots of its members, an international cast that includes some of the most exciting young talent from North and South America.
Sofia is a restless artist, one of the most versatile and in-demand singers on the New York music scene. In a short period of time she has recorded, performed and collaborated with renowned musicians and groups. She toured Europe with the Grammy award winning Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, premiered with the group Cerulean Skies in Vienna,. She was featured with vocal giant Bobby McFerrin in Instant Opera at Carnegie Hall. Sofia is a member of “Mycale”, a NY based international a- capella quartet Their CD “Mycale: Book of Angels 13” was released in early 2010, Best Latin Jazz Album. In October 2009, Sofia contributed her vocals to Ljova Zhurbin’s Niña Dance which was commissioned by the Carnegie Hall in 2009. In December 2009 she was one of four featured vocalists chosen to premiere newly commissioned work as part of The Jazz Gallery's "New Voices" concert series.
Sofia has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, North and South America singing at renowned international festivals and venues such as the Carnegie Hall (NYC), Kennedy Center (Washington DC) , Lincoln Center (NYC), the Blue Note (NYC), the Village Vanguard (NYC) the Chicago World Music Festival (Chicago, IL), Aspen/Snowmass Jazz Festival (Aspen, CO), Cite de la Musique (Paris, France), the Festival de Jazz de Barcelona, Festival KESSE and Festival Grec (Spain), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Teatro Manzoni (Italy), Beit Avi Chai (Israel). Her debut album Ojala was chosen a top 10 album of 2006 by the Jazz Journalists Association. She has also received the Best Latin Jazz Vocalist of 2009 Award by the Latin Jazz Corner. Sube Azul, her second album as a leader has recently been released in the US an Europe by the World Village (Harmonia Mundi) label. -Curtis Fuller
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Though World on Stage has presented such major talent as the multi grammy winner Tito Puente and his Latin band, Israel’s most famous female musician in Israel’s history Chava Alberstein , and Europe’s king of brass bands the famous gypsy band Boban Markovic Orchestra, the focus of World on Stage is to showcase and promote new and exciting performers on the world music stage.
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