\'I know you will enjoy listening to this CD as much as I enjoyed being part of it. You will hear 14 of the greatest classic Brazilian songs sung beautifully by the multi-talented vocalist Lilly Abreu. Lilly is like two singers in one, able to swing with the coolest bossa nova (check out the very romantic So Em Teus Bracos) as well as sing gloriously in a more chamber music like setting (Carinhoso is off-the hook!!!), she can samba like crazy too (you will not be able to hold still to Samba Da Minha Terra). The CD grooves start to finish thanks to all the fine musicians on the disc, present are; Dwayne Dolphin, James Johnson III, Eric DeFade, Alton Merrell, Jay & Lucas Ashby, David Ganc, Anne Williams and myself Eric Susoeff. Thanks for considering buying this disc, if you love Brazilian Jazz you will not be disappointed.\' LILLY ABREU Lilly Abreu is one of Brazil's greatest cultural assets, a versatile artist with numerous appearances as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles in France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, United States and Brazil. Among her many honors, Lilly Abreu has performed for Brazil's former First Lady Mrs. Ruth Cardoso and at RIO ECO-92, the world ecological conference in Rio de Janeiro. Lilly Abreu is on the roster of the Pittsburgh Opera and has been in recent productions Aida, The Elixir of Love, Madama Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet at the Benedum Theater. Ms. Abreu has been in roles such as Pamina, Papagena, Euridice, Drusilla, Anna Gomez, Papagena and Frasquita. Lilly Abreu was a winner of the 1998 Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition and a guest artist on the 1999 Chamber Music Concert Series where she sang the Bachianas Brasileiras #5 with the entire cello section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. At the invitation of music director Andrés Cárdenes, Ms. Abreu sang the Wedding Cantata with the Culver City Chamber Orchestra in Hollywood and Culver City, California. In addition to her classical engagements, Ms. Abreu is also an accomplished popular music artist, performing regularly some of the greatest tunes of the Brazilian repertoire, as well as Broadway and Jazz standards. She has just released BRASILEIRA, a CD of Brazilian Jazz, which includes some of the most popular songs of the Bossa-Nova genre. Lilly Abreu recorded a cross-over CD of Brazilian Popular Songs with the string quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano, entitled BOSSA, and is featured in the CD Plays Well With Others recorded with the Jazz trio White Tie Group. Dubbing for the Disney movies in Brazil, Lilly recorded Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Bambi, Song of the South, 101 Dalmatians CD-ROM, and Disney on Ice in the voice of Cinderella. Other career highlights in Brazil include performances with Ópera-Brasil, Rio Jazz Orchestra, Brasil Barroco, Maite-Tchu, Trio Renascentista, Coro do Rio with concerts at Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Teatro Amazonas, Teatro Goiânia, Sala Cecilia Meireles, Consulado de Portugal, Paço Imperial, Ibam, BNDES, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Teatro Ipanema, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sala Funarte, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Jazzmania and appearances in TV shows such as Clássicos na TV Educativa, Domingão do Faustão, Show da Xuxa, Show da Angélica, TV Pirata, Radio Jornal do Brasil and Globo FM. Ms. Abreu is in demand as a voice teacher and currently teaches Voice at Carnegie Mellon University and at Chatham University, and Portuguese at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms Abreu received her Bachelor's of Music from Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) and a Master's in Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your version of Flash Player.