Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz

7pm, Friday 3rd February 2017

Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz
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A Taste of Brazil comes to Humph Hall!

Humph Hall devotees are in for a treat as enigmatic duo "Salleh & Strazz" provide A Taste of Brazil - an exquisitely intimate night of bossa nova, jazz and samba.

Songstress Anna Salleh (pronounced ‘Sah-lay’) woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel for the music of Rio de Janeiro, while maestro Guy Strazz's guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and a deeply expressive, almost romantic strain.  Beyond 'The Girl from Ipanema', come on a deeper journey into the heart of Brazilian music ...and more.

Those who heard the brilliant Brazilian guitarist Chrystian Dozza in concert at Humph Hall recently will remember when Anna joined him at the end with her guitar and honey-smooth tones.  The video clips of Anna performing on this occasion with Chrystian Dozza will give you some idea of what to expect when she returns to Humph Hall in February with Guy Strazz.
  
Both Anna and Guy share a love for Brazilian music, which captivated Anna as a child and took her to Rio in 2010, where she explored the roots of bossa nova, and learned about samba and choro (originally an instrumental form of music that preceded samba). Guy has also loved and played this music since childhood and he's looking forward to performing it in the wonderful acoustics of Humph Hall.
 
Earlier this year ABC Radio National made a documentary 'Brazil Calling' about Anna's musical journey of discovery in Brazil.
 
Find out more about Anna and Guy and sample their music at their web site.
 
"Anna has been fast developing a reputation as one of Australia’s finest exponents of Brazilian jazz and other crossover music styles, performing regularly in Australia and internationally. 'Unaffected, warm-hearted' - Sydney Morning Herald
 
“An outstanding artist” - Jazz Scene 
 
“Guy is an amazing player and a great composer” Mike Stern (ex Miles Davis)

“Strazz takes to the classical guitar and the virtuosity is dazzling” Leon Gettler, The Melbourne Age
 
“Sublime rendition of Brazilian classics with little bubbles and arrows of phrases energised by a rhythm that just won't stop. Soft and sensual - soul and dream hold each other in a waltz' Impressions from an earlier show.”- Danny Gardner, poet and writer

“Anna has a sensitive and romantic nature … She gives an exquisite performance … and does very special work.”- Jose Soares Junior, Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Kuala Lumpur

"She makes a little macumba at midnight.” - Roberto Menescal (bossa nova pioneer)

“She seduces the audience as only a woman with a real love and respect of Brazilian music could.” - Tina Harrod, acclaimed Australian soul singer

“Captivating!” - Georgina Reed and Peter March, Northside FM

“There's something very special here: a real understanding and passion for the idiom ... really well played with a lot of life and energy.” - Peter Rechniewski (co-founder of the Sydney Improvised Music Association and Foundry616 jazz club)

“What a gorgeous concert. Top shelf band. Beautiful singing. Engaging lyrics and melodies. Thanks Anna and her band!” - Nic Dalton, Half a Cow Records

Feedback/Comments

Posted by Malcolm on
Fabulous show Salleh and Guy !! Thanks very much for the beautiful music... intricately constructed with soul and joy.

And as for Wayne...what a community legend!
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