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Close up of Claudia Villela, looking off to the right, hands clasped together left of her face.

Claudia Villela and the Brazil Camp All-Stars

Aug 21
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718

Claudia Villela seizes your ears with her extraordinary voice, a voluptuous instrument that can caress vowels with a velvet purr or deliver consonants with the percussive snap and rattle of a pandeiro. But the Brazilian-born singer is also a capaciously inventive composer with a luminous body of songs that serve as ideal vehicles for her vocal flights. The longtime Bay Area resident performs with several fellow Rio transplants, including pianist/arranger Marcos Silva and guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto. They’ll be joined by a special guest or two from California Brazil Camp’s faculty. Over the years, Villela has recorded with jazz masters such as tenor sax titan Michael Brecker, harmonica legend Toots Thielemans, and piano maestro Kenny Werner, who’s one of the artists featured on her latest album, Encantata Live




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