Adriana Vasques (voice/percussion), Ife Tolentino (acoustic guitar/voice), Steve Pierce (electric guitar), Marius Rodrigues (drums).
Ife Tolentino is a Brazilian guitarist, singer, composer, arranger and bassist. He continues to have an extensive career in Brazil where he has performed and recorded with artists such as Nana Vasconcelos, Toninho Horta, Joao Donato, Nara Leao, Tom Jobim's cellist and drummer Jaques Morelembau and Paulo Braga to name but a few. He moved to England in 1992 and got involved in many projects, recordings, concerts and jazz festivals working with some great European jazz musicians (not only) such as John Parricelli, Liam Noble, Julian Siegel, Paul Clarvis, Ingrid Laubrock, Steve Lodder, Robert Wyatt and many more. In 2012 he won the Brazilian Press Award UK 2012 (prize for the best CD of a Brazilian artist based in the UK) with the album "Brazil in Black and White" - a portrait of Chico Buarque.
Ife will bring to the Crypt his rearrangements of wonderful material written by some of the greatest Brazilian masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Nelson Cavaquinho, Lupicinio Rodrigues, Luiz Gonzaga etc. As well as Brazilian classics Ife will perform original compositions from his forthcoming album. You can expect rhythms from the Southeast and Northeast of Brazil as well as the more famous Samba and Bossa styles.
The concert will also feature Italian singer, pianist and hugely talented composer Adriana Vasques.
Adriana's album Tactus was Released in 2015 to critical acclaim where she combines a taste for melody and playful asymmetric harmony and rhythms and brilliant vocal counterpoint. For this concert, Adriana will present a colourful palette of Brazilianmusical flavours.
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