Vibraphonist Chuck Redd brings an all-star group of jazz musicians featuring drummer Duduka da Fonseca and Maucha Adnet on vocals to pay tribute to his mentor Charlie Byrd at The Mainsay. Admission is $25 online and $30 by phone andat the door.
Chuck Redd’s career as a jazz vibraphonist and drummer has taken him across decades and around the globe, but he got his start with the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He toured and recorded with Byrd for nearly 20 years. Now, he pulls out all the stops to lead an all-star tribute to his mentor and friend Charlie Byrd, the American guitarist who brought who (along with Stan Getz on sax) brought Bossa Nova to the world, who introduced classical guitar to jazz, whose sophisticated arrangements of popular tunes continue to enchant listeners and who was a major figure in the early success of The Mainstay.
Joining Chuck Redd on vibes are world class drummer and percussionist Duduka da Fonseca and the exquisite Brazilian singer Maucha Adnet, who performed, toured, and recorded with the legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and Banda Nova. Both have performed at The Mainstay before and they will be joined by Nate Najar, a virtuoso who much like Byrd, plays jazz on the classical guitar. Byrd’s widow, Becky Byrd, says: "There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie's soul in Nate's mind, heart and fingers.” Rounding out this all-star group will be bassist Tommy Cecil. They will play music from the iconic, groundbreaking Charlie Byrd/Stan Getz album Jazz Samba, music made popular by Byrd’s group The Great Guitars and other music associated with Byrd from both his live performances and from his many, many recordings.
Maucha Adnet was born in Rio de Janeiro and started her professional singing career at the age of 15. From 1984 to 1994, she performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antônio Carlos Jobim and his band “Banda Nova”. The recordings included “Antônio Brasileiro” a Grammy winner in 1995. She has also recorded with a who’s who of jazz artists including Caetano Veloso, Toninho Horta, Mário Adnet, Charlie Byrd, Trio da Paz, Harry Allen, Duduka Da Fonseca, Slide Hampton and many others. She was the guest vocalist on Randy Brecker’s Grammy winning recording “Into the Sun”.
Rio de Janeiro-born drummer Duduka Da Fonseca has been hailed as one of the leaers in Brazilian Samba Jazz, the exciting hybrid of native Brazilian rhythms and American Jazz. A self taught drummer who began playing at age thirteen, Fonseca left Brazil for New York in 1975 to realize his dream of playing with American Jazz musicians. Duduka has appeared on over 200 albums and performed with artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Gerry Mulligan, Claudio Roditi, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell, Eddie Gomez, Rufus Reid, Lee Konitz, Herbie Mann, Jorge Dalto, Joe Henderson, Kenny Barron, Emily Remler, Nancy Wilson, Slide Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Gil Goldstein, Joanne Brackeen, Marc Johnson, George Mraz, John Patitucci, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Maucha Adnet, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and Phil Woods amongst many others.