Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz

7pm, Friday 2nd August 2019

Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz
Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz: Afro Latin Moods
Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz share a passion for Brazilian music - from bossa nova to Afro-samba. Beyond the classics, their performance also includes virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original songs, such as the APRA-awarded Mandela. Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with deep expression.
Anna, who performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians.
Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, Matt McMahon and Vince Jones.
This fast-emerging and synergetic duo is not to be missed. Find out more on their web site.
“The virtuosity is dazzling” - The Melbourne Age
"Unaffected, Warm-hearted" - Sydney Morning Herald
"To die for ... Exquisite, uplifting, enchanting" - Troubadour Club
"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


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