Dani Gurgel is embarking on a tour of Japan to celebrate the release of her second album Tuqti. This marks Gurgel’s first solo album since the release of Nosso in 2008. The São Paolo native is well-known as the vocalist for the Dani & Debora Gurgel Quarteto, a group that has been winning over fans around the world with their exciting fusion of samba and jazz. Don’t miss the chance to get a feel of the current São Paolo music scene at this upcoming gig!
Dani Gurgel TUQTI Tour 2018
• 7/28 (Sat.)
• 20:00 (doors open 19:00)
• Adv.: ¥5,500, Door: ¥6,000
• 3F ONO Building, 2-1-50 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Dani Gurgel’s precise scatting combines a reed instrument with a Brazilian pandeiro. It is a mix of the percussive and syncopated sound of the Portuguese language with the swaying curves of English. “A fantastic syllabary”, notes German newspaper Badische Zeitung, and “scatted vocal adventures” according to German magazine Jazzthetik. This Brazilian singer and composer puts together her experience as a big band saxophone player and rock band bassist in the same cauldron as her ongoing work as a music photographer and video director, stirred with diverse influences and poured as determination.
Dani strives to bring together musical talents with common goals, producing series as “Novos Compositores” (New Composers), in which she has brought together new talents from Brazil to a series of shows, compilations and specially produced albums; and her documentary TV series “Outro Som” (another sound), inspired by her award-winning web-series “Música de Graça” (music for free).
Since 2012, Dani works in collaboration with pianist and composer Debora Gurgel and drummer and music producer Thiago Rabello on “Dani & Debora Gurgel Quarteto”. Nicknamed DDG4 by the Japanese fans, the group tours Japan yearly, and has released seven titles in Brazil, Japan, Germany and Netherlands since 2013.
Her compositions with partners such as Maria Schneider, Filó Machado, Anthony Wilson, Sara Serpa and Debora Gurgel have been recorded by many artists throughout the world.