Viva o Carnaval Cultural Residency
Recife and Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil
On behalf of Maestro Spok, we are happy to announce the Viva o Carnaval Cultural Residency. This 13 day program includes workshop and experiences in the culture of Carnaval in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Workshops in the music and dance of Frevo, Maracatu, Caboclinho with Master Teachers. Participants will also perform in Carnaval parades with the various Master Teachers and will perform at the closing night show at the main stage with Maestro Spok at Praça Marco Zero in Recife. The price for his unforgettable experience Including lodging(with wi-fi and air conditioning) and 2 meals per day is 3,500 Brazilian Reais(currently approx $1,077 U.S.) or without lodging/meals 2,500 Brazilian Reais(currently approx. $770). Spaces are limited. Click on the title above for details.
"A singer's singer who has graced the work of artists like Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, and Rebeca Mauleon, Sandy has carved a name for herself...'Homenagem Brasileira' is a cool shower of interpretive works that showcases the warmly superb and crystalline voice of this emerging diva." - Latin Beat Magazine
"Cressman's solos stormed across the entire tradition of trombone techniques.....
Standout performers included trombonist Jeff Cressman, who took a few monster solos"
-Los Angeles Times
“A future star! Natalie Cressman’s got a great sound and some knockout credentials for her age.” - tromboneforum.com
Jeff, Sandy and Natalie Cressman are renowned for their talents as performers. In addition, Sandy provides educational workshops internationally to students of all levels. Jeff is sought after as a recording engineer of both live and studio sessions, as well as for his music production. Natalie, now transplanted to New York, has garnered a reputation as a promising trombonist, vocalist, and composer. Julianna is earning her degree in Dance at U.C. Irvine.
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