Alessa Brazilian Mood is the perfect band, fo rany celebration; birthday celebrations, corporate events, community concerts, cocktail and wedding receptions.
We play bossa novas (Antonio Carlos Jobim songs in Portuguese and English), boleros, rumba flamenca and Spanish ballads. (Usually during dinner time)
We also play Latin standards Besame Mucho, sabor a mi, etc.
Our sound is elegant. sophisticated and we dress to impress
We provide live sound with a JBL equipment and we play recorded music during our 15 minute-breaks.
If needed We can be as small as a duet (2-piece band).
Vocalist (female), Keyboards or guitar
Our song list includes:
Quiet Nights, The girl from Ipanema, Meditation, No more blues, How Insensitive, Besame mucho, sabor a mi, among
Alessa - Singer/Songwriter -Band leader
She sings with the flair of her South American roots, her voice is expressive and soothing.
Alessa grew up listening to Latin American rhythms and Brazilian music (her mom loved to listen to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Murillo, Ellis Regina, during her early years she was exposed to this beautiful music)
The band's live presentations are all about Brazilian Jazz (Bossa Novas), Latin Tunes, Samba and Gypsy Rumba, sang in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Besides live performances at nightclubs, festivals, concerts and fund raisers, she has performed at following venues:
The Hollywood Palladium with Afro-Brazil for the annual carnival night.
The Hollywood Bowl with "Viver Brazil" for the opening season of summer concerts at the bowl.
Le Blue Note in Paris-France with Nazare Pereira.
The "Museum of Image and Sound" with Caixa Preta and Unidos do Mundo (escola de samba) for the LAPA's Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
With her band; they have also been the entertainers for the #1 Spanish contemporary music KLVE 107.5 FM radio station' s gala.
They also performed at the Summer concert series in Lake Arrowhead, getting great reviews in local newspapers, also at the Levitt Summer Concerts in Pasadena, At Concerts by the Pier in Manhattan Beach, Malibu, Santa Monica and Redondo Beach, College Venues, festivities, galas and Park and Recreation events.
Alessa has three CD releases; Brazilian Mood (Bossa Novas); Rio Inspired (Sambas and Bossa Novas, inspired by the Carnival); Alessa & MC a Latin fusion with nine original tunes.