Concerts & Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2019  ·  8:30 PM

Clarice and Sérgio Assad

World Music Wednesday

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000


World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Brazilian Jazz Vocals, Samba, and Guitar - A Rare Father-Daughter Collaboration!

Clarice Assad, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, composer and pianist, and her father, guitarist Sérgio Assad, of the legendary Assad Brothers.

Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a Grammy nominated composer, pianist and vocalist of musical depth and ability. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a serious triple threat", Assad is a vibrant, highly prolific and commissioned composer. Carefully crafted colorful textures permeate her soulful and musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, including her own original concepts.

Assad has served as Composer-in-Residence for the Albany Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Ms. Assad is the recipient of such awards as the Aaron Copland Award, several ASCAP awards in composition, Meet The Composer's Van Lier Fellowship, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA, NPR's All Songs Considered, American Lyric Theater, the Mcknight Visiting Composer Fellowship, the Jerome Foundation, American Composer Forum, the Franklin Honor Society, as well as a nomination from the Grammy Foundation for best contemporary composition.

As a performer, Assad has received acclaim for her performances of both original compositions and her own arrangements of popular Brazilian songs, world music and jazz standards. She has performed at venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and Doha, Qatar, the Caramoor International Jazz Festival, Carnegie hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Concertgebow in Amsterdam, San Francisco Jazz, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Chicago, Le Casino de Paris in Paris, France and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium. Hailed by the LA Times as “A dazzling soloist,” Assad sings in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian and English, but thrives in exploring the voice as an instrument, creating a vast array of innovative textures and incorporating an exciting vocabulary of extended techniques into her music.

"Clarice constantly captivates, whether singing in Portuguese, delivering wordless vocals, or taking to the piano bench, and Sérgio, likewise, manages to seduce with his every gesture on guitar.” – All About Jazz

https://clariceassad.com/