Susanne Ortner + MACUMBA
Sunday, February 6, 2022 | Doors at 6:30PM, Music at 7:00PM
Suggested Donation: $15 GA / $10 Student, Senior, Etc.
*none turned away for lack of funds, no pressure*
Comprised of two “brasileiros” (Bruno Elisabetsky on 7-string guitar, Filipe Leite on pandeiro) and one “allmandaise” (Susanne Ortner on reeds) bewitches you with the exhilarating sounds and rhythms of chorinho – the New Orleans Jazz of Brazil – with a splash of Samba and forro. You’ll be transported to the cafes of Rio de Janeiro of the 1920s and beyond.
Leader Susanne Ortner, originally from Germany, is internationally known not only for her rich and expressive sound but also for the depth with which she devotes herself to any given genre, be it New Orleans Jazz, Klezmer, or most recently Brazilian choro. Susanne has already made a name for herself internationally for her expertise in choro – the grandfather of Bossa Nova – through her online work within the facebook group “Choro Challenge,” which she created, as well as through her performances with highly regarded musicians within this style.
Her latest collaboration is with seven string guitarist Bruno Elisabetsky and percussionist Filipe Leite. Bruno, from Sao Paulo/Brazil is a prolific guitarist, composer, and singer, and a recent transplant to New Orleans. Filipe, also from Brazil, and since a few years a proud resident of New Orleans, provides the percussive element for Macumba, setting the groove, and sensitively adding color on pandeiro and drums.
Joining them for this special concert is accordion virtuoso Michael Ward-Bergeman, known in New Orleans mostly as a member of Panorama jazz band, internationally recognized for performing with Yoyo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and various ethnic groups, and as a prolific composer.
Events are subject to local Covid-19 restrictions at that time. At time of posting, that means providing either proof of vaccination or a recent 72-hour negative Covid-19 test, as well as a mask that covers the nose and mouth to be worn for the duration of the performance. Masks will be available on site.