Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Luiz Morais Sextet
Brazilian 7-string guitarist, composer and arranger Luiz Morais is a unique voice in contemporary Brazilian jazz guitar and a virtuoso performer.
Based in London since 2010, his sextet continues to forge ahead in creating an innovative and experimental rebirth of the Brazilian musical tradition in a wider landscape of jazz and World Music.
Born in Fortaleza in the North-East of Brazil, immersed in vibrant Brazilian musical culture, Luiz built his musical foundations playing rhythms such as Samba, Choro and Bossa Nova, as well as the iconic North Eastern rhythm of Forró.
Having graduated in Brazilian Popular Music at the University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) in 2010, Luiz completed his MA at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2015.
Among Luiz' teachers are great masters of Brazilian guitar such as Mauricio Carrilho and Luis Otávio Braga, and master jazz saxophonist Perico Sambeat. Ever deepening his study of arrangement and composition, he is currently a student of the revered Brazilian arranger Vittor Santos.
Luiz has a wide scope of musical influences, ranging from the musical greats of the popular Brazilian tradition such as Tom Jobim, Pixinguinha, Moacir Santos, Edu Lobo and Hermeto Pascoal, plus jazz legends Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery.
Luiz launched his first album, Nascente, to critical acclaim in the UK, Brazil and Spain, he followed this up with the equally lauded In The Weave. A predominantly instrumental work, it unites a wide range of flavours and influences, combining the most powerful rhythmic roots of Brazilian popular music with the freshness and harmonic sophistication of jazz.
These elements are markedly present in the arrangements, all written by Luiz, resulting in an exuberant and original sound performed by a stellar band.
Luiz Morais (Guitar), Gareth Lochrane (Reeds), John Turville (Piano), Matheus Nova (Bass), Adriano Adewale (Percussion).
Tickets: £16 / £14 Concessions. Students £6 (+ Booking Fees)
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm