St. Cecilia Music Center Jazz Series features Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Luciana Souza

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will bring Grammy Award winning Jazz Vocalist Luciana Souza to the Royce Auditorium Stage on March 5, 2020. As a jazz vocal leader, Luciana Souza has been releasing acclaimed recordings since 2002 – including her six Grammy nominated records Brazilian Duos, North and South, Duos II, Tide, Duos III, and The Book of Chet. Her debut recording for Universal, The New Bossa Nova, was produced by her husband, Larry Klein, and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Luciana’s recordings also include two works based on poetry – The Poems of Elizabeth Bishop And Other Songs, and Neruda. On Thursday, March 5th she will bring her program called “The Book of Longing” performing alongside Chico Pinheiro and Scott Colley for a night of sultry Brazilian jazz.

Beginning her recording career at age three with a radio commercial, Souza recorded more than 200 jingles and soundtracks becoming a first-call studio veteran at age sixteen. From 2005 to 2010, she was the Jazz Artist in Residence with the prestigious San Francisco Performances. In 2005 and 2013 Luciana was awarded Best Female Jazz Singer by the Jazz Journalists Association. Entertainment Weekly has said “Her voice traces a landscape of emotion that knows no boundaries.” 

Executive Director of St. Cecilia Music Center Cathy Holbrook says, “We are thrilled to have the multi-talented Luciana Souza on stage at St. Cecilia Music Center on March 5. To quote Billboard Magazine, ‘Her music soulfully reflects, wistfully regrets, romantically woos, joyfully celebrates…” All of us are looking forward to hearing her amazing voice and discovering her joyful, soulful and heartfelt music on March 5th” 

Concert tickets for Luciana Souza are $40 and $45 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org.  A pre-concert reception for $15 at 6:30 pm, with wine and hors d’oeuvres, is available by reservation in advance (reserve by Friday, February 28). A post-concert party with dessert, coffee and wine is open to all ticket-holders to meet the artists, obtain autographs and CD purchases. 

More about Luciana Souza can be found on her website lucianasouza.com

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