Concerts & Events

Sunday, November 3, 2019  ·  7:30 PM

Badi and Clarice Assad

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

Join us before the concert at 4:00 PM for a FREE film screening of “Badi” and a Q & A with Badi Assad as part of the Mostra X Brazilian Film Festival Chicago 2019.

Badi Assad

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, virtuoso guitar player, singer, vocal juggler, and songwriter, Badi Assad has emerged as one of the most versatile artists of her generation. With more than 14 albums released worldwide and more then 40 visited countries, her 2006 CD Wonderland was selected among the 100 Best from the prestigious BBC London and was also included among the 30 Best on The US magazine, Guitar Player, selected her from a pool of artists (that included the likes of Ben Harper and Ani DiFranco), as one of the guitar players that would revolutionize the world.

Embraced by record companies such as Verve (Universal) and eDGe Music (Deutsche Grammophon), she has played an array of international concerts over the past two decades, including innovative collaborations with Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo-Ma and David Broza, among others. She has performed in some of the most prestigious International Festivals, including North Sea Jazz (NE), Jarazum Jazz (KOR) and in theaters such as L'Opera de Paris (FR), Palais de Beaux-Arts (BE) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (US).

“Ms Assad takes the listener on a personal musical journey – diving deep in to fiery lusciousness.Assad's astonishing guitar lines and voluptuous vocals abound throughout Between Love and Luck. Her Brazillian Jazzy Edges will have fans begging for more.” - World Music Central

Clarice Assad

A powerful communicator renowned for her musical scope and versatility, Brazilian American Clarice Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop and jazz genres, renowned for her evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range. A prolific Grammy nominated composer, with over 70 works to her credit, her work has been commissioned by internationally renowned organizations, festivals and artists, and are published in France (Editions Lemoine), Germany (Trekel), Criadores do Brasil (Brazil) and in the US by Virtual Artists Collective Publishing. A sought-after performer, she is a celebrated pianist and inventive vocalist.

“she energetically bends music to her will and reshapes it with fascinating results.” – Jazz Improv Magazine