Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
This rare father-daughter collaboration features Clarice Assad, Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and pianist, and her father, guitarist Sérgio Assad, of the legendary Assad Brothers. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a serious triple threat," Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a vibrant, highly prolific and often-commissioned composer. Carefully crafted colorful textures permeate her soulful and musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, including her own original concepts. Brazilian-born Sérgio Assad has created a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression with his brother, Odair Assad. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition, inspiring a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla. The Assad brothers have made a number of recordings, two of which received Latin Grammy awards. Sérgio Assad was also nominated for two Latin Classical Grammy awards as a composer for his works Interchange and Maraeaipe.
"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.” —www.allaboutjazz.com
This program was made possible by the Shirley A. and Arthur R. Duffy Endowment for Classical Guitar.
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