Legendary Brazilian jazz and proto funk fusionists Azymuth get back to the live scene to celebrate the band’s upcoming ruby anniversary, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Band on the Wall.
Combining funk, soul and jazz with samba, Azymuth are the legendary Brazilian three-piece orchestra who were responsible for creating a new sound and genre of their own – ‘Samba Doido (Crazy Samba)’. José Roberto Bertrami, Ivan Conti and Alex Malheiros made up the trio originally – legendary musicians who together have released over 20 albums in four decades and who, since reforming in 1995, have delighted their fan base with their outstanding albums for Far Out Recordings.
Despite the loss of José Roberto Bertrami in 2012 the band has not stopped spreading his music all over the world. Quoting Ivan Conti, “Azymuth was our north and our unity” and thus, their mission is to keep his work alive and pay homage to Jose, their friend and Maestro.
Their music has a worldwide fan base. In England, Azymuth was the first Brazilian group to feature number one in the charts and their 40-year career has produced more than 300 productions, worldwide. Having toured the world over four decades in support of their vast catalogue, the band has in recent years played spectacular shows and consistently sold-out renowned clubs & events in the UK.
This tour will feature pianist virtuoso Fernando Moraes, a lifetime fan and student of José Roberto Bertrami and will feature a similar keyboard set up.
“Samba jazz legends” MOJO
“Innovators in dance/world music” Billboard
“Wonderfully timeless dance-floor material” Jazzthing
“Arguably the most successful band out of Brazil” Songlines
“The foremost trio in Brazilian music, the kings of Samba Jazz and with their classic hit “Jazz Carnivalâ€Ÿ they are the heralding angels of House.” Mochilla