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Mercedes-Benz JAZZ MASTER SERIES
Barbara Mendes - vocal
Misha Piatigorsky - piano
Peter Inagawa - bass
Ludwig Afonso - drums
音乐一直存在于芭芭拉·门德斯的生活中。她在里约热内卢长大，后来移居美国，在纽约生活了10年，并在那里的The New Schoo学习声乐和表演。在美国，她开始了扎实的音乐训练，徜徉在爵士乐、蓝调、流行音乐和福音音乐的海洋中，她与爵士大师和百老汇音乐剧教授Pat Holley学习，为她的音乐之根增添了美国音乐的影响。
芭芭拉来到美国仅仅一年后，就已经成为纽约职业音乐人。她的声音赢得了著名制作人及编曲人Eumir Deodato的赞赏，两人日后建立了深厚的友谊，并在未来开展了重要的音乐合作和项目。1997年，她与同是来自巴西的Nana Caymmi、Bebel Gilberto、Luizao Maia和Paulo Braga参加了一场纪念伟大Ellis Regina的音乐会，这场音乐会影响了她的未来职业生涯。
次年，芭芭拉·门德斯被选为Ocean Blue Jazz Festival的表演嘉宾，与她同台演出的还有Herbie Hancok、Wayne Shorter、Milt Jackson和Tito Puente等艺术家。
1999年，她与Eumir Deodato在音乐上的亲密合作为她赢得了演唱Bruno Barreto执导的电影《巴萨诺瓦》中其他三首歌曲的邀请。在电影事业的影响下，芭芭拉参加了在圣保罗举行的第二届签证颁奖典礼，并进入了决赛。
芭芭拉·门德斯如今活跃在国际舞台上，她推动了巴西音乐的根基，实现了艺术表达的成果。她最近在Rede Globo制作的“the Voice”节目中的表演也令巴西乃至全世界的观众惊叹不已。2016年，她与巴西著名吉他手Victor Biglione合作，制作了一个演唱史上最佳原声的项目并在巴西各地巡演。2018年，芭芭拉·门德斯录制了两张新唱片预计将于2019年3月发行。
Piatigorsky出生于莫斯科，8岁时移民到美国。他在罗格斯大学师从钢琴家Kenny Barron获得学士学位，后在纽约曼哈顿音乐学院获得硕士学位。《波士顿环球报》盛赞Misha Piatigorsky是一位“将严肃的爵士乐和流行音乐完美地融合在一起的艺术家”。Piatigorsky将有力的旋律与一种不同寻常的和声敏感性融合在一起，为他的声音赋予了深刻的个人色彩，同时也体现了他作为一个在美国城市长大的俄罗斯犹太移民的经历。他是传奇大提琴家Gregor Piatigorsky的侄儿，长大后受到国际上的赞誉。举办个人音乐会及领导了许多项目，包括Misha Piatigorsky三重奏、五重奏、九重奏和Sketchy Orkestra（以前称为Sketchy Black Dog）一支大约有20人的创新团队。在纽约，他经常演出的场地包括Poisson Rouge、Birdland、Iridium、Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola a和最受欢迎的Zinc Bar，他的三重奏每周在那里都有演出。除了表演，Misha还致力于专辑录制以及为自己的乐队和其他艺术家作曲，并在作曲和表演方面备受瞩目。他不仅在2004年赢得Thelonious Monk作曲家大赛奖，Misha还曾担任已故伟大爵士声乐大师Mark Murphy的钢琴手及音乐总监八年之久。
Music was always present in Barbara Mendes’s life. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, moved to the USA to study voice and performance at The New School for Social Research in NYC where she lived for 10 years.In the US, she started a solid musical training, drinking in the fountain of Jazz, Blues, Pop, and Gospel, adding the influences of American music to her roots. This also involved training with Pat Holley, a professor of jazz greats and Broadway musicals.Just one year after her arrival in the United States, Barbara already had residencies on the New York City professional music circuit, involving the mythical Café Wha and the legendary Zinc Bar. At that time, her voice awoke admiration from renowned producer and arranger Eumir Deodato, establishing a strong friendship that resulted in important future musical partnerships and projects.In 1997, she participated in a concert in tribute to the great Ellis Regina, next to Brazil’s own Nana Caymmi, Bebel Gilberto, Luizão Maia and Paulo Braga. Here Barbara discovered an influence that would permanently impact her future musical career.The following year, Barbara Mendes was chosen to perform at the Ocean Blue Jazz Festival in Japan, alongside artists such as Herbie Hancok, Wayne Shorter, Milt Jackson and Tito Puente.In 1999, her musical affinities with Eumir Deodato earned her the invitation to sing the opening theme and three other tracks from the movie "Bossa Nova" directed by Bruno Barreto. Motivated by the impact of his work for the cinema, Barbara participated in the Second Visa Awards in Sao Paulo and went through to the grand final.Four years after leaving Brazil in pursuit of her musical dream in the US, Barbara Mendes began to write a new chapter in her history. The singer made the first tour to Europe, and was acclaimed by audiences and critics in a short season in Greece. The success of presentations resulted in the recording of Live in Greece, her debut CD.
In the same year, Barbara returned to flirting with the cinema, and was invited to participate on the film's soundtrack of Indian film "SNIP", performing with the renowned tabla player Zakir Hussein in a show produced by film producer Merchant & Ivory.The incessant search for new sounds led Barbara Mendes to collaborating with DJ and producer of dance / house Music, François Kervorkian. Electronic music blended with a Brazilian flavor resulted in the album "Awakening", with string arrangement by Eumir Deodato, and the album "Got to be in Love". The album was released in the US, Europe and Japan. Between the two albums produced with electronic ambiance, Barbara made a brief incursion through Brazil, participating in the Free Jazz Festival in Rio de Janeiro, upon the invitation of the Red Baron drummer Guto Goffi, and the Skol Beats Festival in Sao Paulo.
In 2005, with the band “Sardinha’s Pagode Jazz Club”, Barbara returned to her samba roots and performed in venues in Lapa, a traditional samba enclave in the heart of Rio’s central district. Her association with the group took Barbara to participating with musicians Sanary Festival in southern France, alongside artists such as Lenine, Milton Nascimento, and Daniela Mercury.With a decade of career, marked by rich musical experiences, Barbara recorded her first original CD in 2005, with French arranger and pianist Alain Mallet and participation of musicians Mark Suzanno, Lula Galvão, João Vianna, A Parede, Bernardo Bosísio, Eduardo Neves , Paulo Braga, Rodrigo Lessa and Walter Vilaça. To publicize the work, led her to travel through the US, Russia, and Portugal.In 2005, Barbara once again lent her voice to the film, "Be Cool"( Danny De Vito, John Travolta and Uma Thurman) and recorded a soundtrack for the ballet Piloboulus at the invitation of the renowned Julliard School of Classical Music. The next 4 years were devoted to tours in Greece, where the singer became a benchmark of Brazilian popular music, also recording her second original CD "Nada Pra Depois”. The album included guests Djavanand Ivan Lins, and was produced by Mauricio de Oliveira and André Vasconcellos. The work was released by Flavio Venturini and distributed by popular Brazilian label, Som Livre.In 2009, Barbara launched her album at the Rio’s grand Teatro Rival, with special participation of Leila Pinheiro. Between 2010 and 2015, Barbara released more than 20 singles of BOSSA LOUNGE Style Project, spread all over the world through ITunes, Streaming Players, Youtube.
After more than a decade of international career, Barbara Mendes has promoted the roots of Brazilian music and realized the fruits of her artistic expression, and continues to amaze audiences in Brazil and beyond including her recent performance in the program "The Voice", produced by Rede Globo. In 2016 she got together with the famous Brazilian guitar player Victor Biglione and put together a project singing the best soundtracks of all times and has been travelling all over Brasil since. In 2018, Barbara Mendes recorded 2 new records: Barbara Mendes sings Roberto Menescal, singing songs of world famous Bossa Nova singer/songrwriter in English, spread through all digital plattforms and Orgânico ( to be released in March 2019)
Hailed by the Boston Globe as an artist who “beautifully merges the worlds of serious jazz and pop”, Misha Piatigorsky’s blend of powerful melodies with an unusual harmonic sensitivity gives his sound a deeply personal yet cosmopolitan dimension, reflecting his experience as a Russian-Jewish émigré growing up in urban America. The great nephew of legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, with international upbringing followed by international acclaim, he works in New York City to advance the modern jazz sound beyond the standards. He performs solo concerts and leads a number of projects including the Misha Piatigorsky Trio, Quintet, Septet, and The Sketchy Orkestra (formerly know as Sketchy Black Dog) – his innovative ensemble some 20 people strong. In New York City, Misha’s venues of choice include (le) Poisson Rouge, Birdland, Iridium, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and most favorite - Zinc Bar where his trio gets to refine their mastery weekly. Aside from performing, Misha dedicates his time to producing albums, composing for both his groups as well as other artists, and giving masterclasses both in composition and performance. In addition to winning the Thelonious Monk Composers Competition (2004), Misha spent eight years being the pianist and music director of the late great jazz vocal master Mark Murphy. He can also be heard on the soundtracks of major motion pictures including Chaos Theory, Pretty Persuasion, Victory Over Darkness, RX, and Danika. Renowned for his virtuosic flair onstage, Piatigorsky’s technique, charisma and electric energy have been described in the Jazz Review as combining “the chalice of modernism with the stew-pot of soul”, “straddling the line between Mussorgsky and Vince Guaraldi,” according to Brad Walseth of Chicago Jazznet. Born in Moscow, Piatigorsky immigrated to the United States at the age of eight. He earned his Bachelors Degree under pianist Kenny Barron at Rutgers University, and his Masters Degree at Manhattan School of Music.