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Bob Mintzer and
Russell Ferrante
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Sarah McKenzie Quintet
Monterey Jazz Festival

   On Demand Weekend

Laura Shaffer
The Noir Nightingale Quartet

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Bill Cantos
A Burt Bacharach Tribute
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Terry Wollman
& Melanie Taylor
2021 Festival of Arts

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Scott Wilkie Trio
2021 Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Dave Tull
2021 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Tom Zink
& Anne Walsh
The Music of Astrud Gilberto

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Bill Cantos
2021 Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

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Téka
New Bossa

  

Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

A native of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil, Téka mastered the traditions of Brazilian music at an early age. Along the way, she became equally entranced by American jazz. As her artistry grew, her talented singing and guitar playing fused the sensual rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the sophistication and improvisation of jazz – a fascinating musical blend she calls New Bossa.

After graduating in Music Education from São Paulo University, Téka studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Téka has performed and recorded with Brazilian legends Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira as well as Grammy award-winner and Academy Award-nominated pianist/composer Roger Kellaway.

Her first CD, Garden Planet, included original music with an environmental theme. Both Garden Planet and her second release, Watercolours of Brazil, received high praise from critics and audiences. Reviewing those first two albums, The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Like João Gilberto, Téka brings everything into a unified expression, combining her vocal lines and rhythmic guitar accompaniments into a single, elegantly buoyant musical blend.”

Her latest release, So Many Stars, was described by the International Review of Music as “a definitive statement that she has matured into a gifted, world-class musical artist. Téka has a summer evening breeze quality to her voice always. She is as smoooooooooooth as bossa nova can be and that is very smooth indeed.”



This performance was originally recorded live on July 18, 2019, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.
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