Quatro na Bossa (July 24)

2020 Guitar and Other Strings Series (28th season)

Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

General admission $15
Non-VCU Student $10
Free for VCU students with ID
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Laura Ann Singh and Kevin Harding formed Quatro na Bossa in 2003 from a shared interest in the history of Brazilian popular music. Bassist Rusty Farmer and drummer and composer Scott Clark complete the quartet. Originally exploring compositions from the era of bossa nova (ca. 1960), they now play from a large list of Brazilian songs from different regions and time periods.

Kevin has had lessons with Brazilian guitarists Romero Lubambo and Toninho Horta, and in Rio de Janeiro with choro guitarist Bilinho Teixeira, and Laura Ann has studied with sambista Fabiana Cozza in Sao Paulo.  In addition to gigging in Virginia and the DC area, the quartet has performed many times at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), with guests Nilson Matta, Maucha Adnet, Romero Lubambo, Rogerio Boccato, and Harry Allen. Also in New York, they recorded their first album Summer Samba for the Japanese label Venus Records, with collaborators Adriano Santos (drums) and Rodrigo Ursaia (saxophone). In the fall of 2012 the quartet released their second CD, Bossa Nossa.

Quatro na Bossa hopes to illuminate the power of Brazilian popular music to traverse boundaries of language and culture, place and time.

“They add the rich and satisfying flavor of Brazil to the Richmond music scene.”