JEANNE RABIN & Tesao*
Bossa nova? Samba? Yes and no! It would be a mistake to try to pinpoint the exact sort of music this trio performs. Indisputably Brazilian in its inspiration, their music is nevertheless modern, innovative and colorful, unlike any of the Brazilian music explored in Israel to date. Their repertoire includes some of the best songs written by Jobim, Cayammi, Djavan, Ivan Lins and Paquito D’Rivera, to name just a few, and includes an unusual version of the famous aria from the “Bachiana Brasileras no.5” by Villa-Lobos. Original songs by Jeanne Rabin and Tesao, written and performed in the spirit of the Brazilian music which inspires them, are included in the show as well.
“BRAZILIAN WINDS” is an encounter between three musicians, each born in a different country, each coming from a different musical and cultural background, joining together to create something new and different – yet Brazilian!
JEANNE RABIN – Vocals, piano and keyboard programming.
Born in the U.S., this singer, composer, arranger and pianist’s musical roots are classical, alongside jazz and pop. Jeanne is known in Israel for her one-woman shows: “George & Jeanne – Jeanne Rabin Sings George Gershwin” and “Baby Grand”, as well as for her many other stage and television performances.
Jeanne is a graduate of Tel-Aviv and McGill Universities in Musicology.
AVINOAM MARTON – Drums, percussion and vocals
Born in Canada,and moved to Israel at an early age.
Graduate of the Rimon School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Explored a wide range of musical styles including jazz, pop and rock. Played in various Brazilian groups including that of Fernando Seixas and Café de Silva. He has played with “Etnix”, “Tippex” and other Israeli bands.
GIBA PERLMAN – Bass, guitars and vocals
Born in Sao-Paolo, Brazil. Studied with the reclaimed teachers Rudolfo Stroiter and Clementino Rabello. Graduate of the Clam Music College. Giba has played with some of the most famous Brazilian artists both live and in recordings. Made aliya in 1992 and has since performed in various Brazilian ensembles in Israel.
“BRAZILIAN WINDS” opened the 1995 Blues Festival in Haifa Port.
It then premiered at Beit Lessin, Tel Aviv, the theatre which hosted the show for over a year beginning September, 1995.
The then Brazilian Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Pedro Paulo Assumpcao and his wife Ana Maria were honored guests at the premiere and became subsequent fans of the show as well as personal friends.
For the Israel Festival, 1999, the trio joined together once more, this time with musicians Rami Shuler, Joca Perpignan and Adi Goldstein, under the name “New Bossa” to play Brazilian Jazz for the festival audience.
*Tesao – impossible to translate. Approximately means: Great! Terrific! Wow!