BAY AREA VOCALIST SANDY CRESSMAN CELEBRATES HER LOVE FOR BRAZILIAN JAZZ ON NEW CD “ENTRE AMIGOS”
As founder and leader of the group Homenagem Brasileira, San Francisco-based vocalist/educator Sandy Cressman has had many opportunities over the last 20-plus years to forge creative partnerships with like-minded musicians from the Bay to Brazil.
Though the new CD is her first new recording since 2005’s Brasil—Sempre no Coração,Cressman never stepped away from music.
“For a long while I concentrated on mining the treasures in the existing Brazilian music repertoire,” says Cressman. “But at a certain point I started writing and asking people to collaborate, and Entre Amigos collects many of these amazing connections.”
Significantly, Entre Amigos opens a new chapter for Cressman as a tunesmith; she contributed lyrics, in both Portuguese and English, for every track on the album.
“I’m thrilled that my musical horizons are widening,” she says. “For many years I was very Rio-centric, focused on bossa nova, samba, and Brazilian jazz. This record has São Paulo samba jazz, Northeastern rhythms frevo and maracatu. I keep meeting these people who have different areas of expertise and knowledge, and it’s so inspiring and invigorating to be involved in the creation of these songs.”
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