NEW ON GIGMASTERS, BUT PERFORMING SINCE 1995!
Lu NaNa plays every Sunday at 7:30 and 8:30 pm at Intermezzo Restaurant (202 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011). Be our guest!
CD - Diving In The Dream. Recorded in Italy with The Great Luiz Lima.
hello everyone i want to introduce my new CD called Diving In The Dream.
It is my new Bossa nova CD with an amazing guitar player/songwriter Luiz Lima. You will hear a mix of some classics like: Bossa Nova, Samba e Baiao.
As some of you may know, i have actually been living my dream- not just dreaming it. I have been overcoming my fears and obstacles and dedicating myself to my dream of singing.
To me, making this CD is a way to bring joy and music into people's lives. It is also,a symbol that the most important thing in life is to do what you love.
Brazilian native, Lu NaNa began playing the guitar at the age of 13, singing at churches and writing her own songs. Thru the years she has toured as duo and trio ensemble throughout
Italy, Brazil and the US and played with big names such as Luiz Lima, Luiz do Brasil, Carlinhos Moreno, Nanny Assis and others.
Her interpretation of songs is passionate and heartfelt and she has a powerful yet lilting voice that engages the listeners. Sharing her gift with the world and bringing fun and joy to all who listens, is her passion. Her repertoire includes all the classic Brazilian standards (afoxe, baiao, maracatu, samba, bosa nova, choro, etc.) with some of her beautiful original songs. Lu NaNa sings in English, Italian and Portuguese. She also plays percussion.
Lu NaNa is accompanied by Vanderlei Pereira (percussion) & Cidinho Teixeira (piano). She also plays with a full band that includes saxophonist and base guitar player.
Vanderlei Pereira - rummer, percussionist, composer and instructor.
Vanderlei Pereira, quickly became one of the most sought after musicians on the contemporary Brazilian jazz scene. Combining a prodigious knowledge of Brazilian rhythms, Vanderlei has captivated audiences in Brazil, north America, Europe and Asia. His proficiency on the drum set extends beyond his mastery of Brazilian rhythms.
While still living in Brazil, he was selected as a student of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira Academy in Rio de Janeiro, where his studies included classical percussion.During this period, Vanderlei performed with the Orquestra as well. He received a Diploma in Jazz Studies from the Mannes College of Music in New York City. He has incorporated these diverse influences into his playing and, as a result, has earned the respect of both straightahead and Latin jazz musicians on the demanding New York scene, where he is admired for his musical versatility. Just to name a few, he has appeared and recorded with numerous outstanding artists including Toots Thielemans, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Rosa Passos, Leny Andrade, Claudio Roditi, Romero Lubambo, Bebel Gilberto, Sivuca, Johnny Alf and Beth Carvalho.
While busy with his teachings and performances as sideman he manages to lead his own exciting New York based, Brazilian Jazz band project called Vanderlei Pereira and BLINDFOLD TEST.