Singer ANAADI, a jazz, reggae, soul and Brazilian chanteuse celebrating a 2018 “Best New Artist” Latin GRAMMY nomination, as well as three additional nominations for her 2017 album “NOTURNO,” will perform November 20 at Catalina’s jazz club.
Her “spiritual and classic” (Billboard) sound echoes the urban, provoking, ethnically mixed world. “NOTURNO” is the first part of a trilogy inspired by what the artist calls three states of mind: Purgatory, Heaven and Hell. Nine of the eleven songs were written by her; one of them is a partnership with the great Roberto Menescal. The other two are special versions of songs by Chico Buarque and Nelson Cavaquinho.
“NOTURNO” is nominated in three categories for the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Recording of The Year (for “É Fake”), Best Contemporary Pop Album in Portuguese, and Best Album of Recording Engineering. Immediately following the GRAMMY ceremony, she will perform at Catalina’s Jazz Club with top-notch musicians: Grecco Buratto on guitar (Pink, Macy Gray, Earth Wind & Fire), André de Santanna on bass (Jason Mraz, Sergio Mendes), Tuti Rodrigues on percussion, and Léo Costa on drums (Jason Mraz, Sergio Mendes).
As a Jazz and Brazilian Music singer, ANAADI collaborated in many different projects with Jazz musicians and Brazilian orchestras, performing in Music Festivals and Art Expositions around the world. In 2013, ANAADI became one of the most prominent contestants from her home state on “The Voice Brasil”. So much that they invited her to become their weekly TV host as a local commentator in 2014. As a singer and composer, ANAADI collaborated with some great artists like Rick Wakeman, Roberto Menescal and Max de Castro, and gained admiration from artists like Ivan Lins and Carlinhos Brown. In 2018, she featured iconic Brazilian composer Guinga in two songs of his next album, recorded with an orchestra and released by the record label Bell’Anima.
With Afro, Jazz, Reggae and Samba nuances, “Noturno” translates to “Nocturne”, and is inspired by the night life, the sensuality, the half-light and the romantic atmosphere of the first Jazz Clubs. It rises from the bohemian creatures, the taverns and the hearts of those frustrated in love. And it’s dedicated to those who, even being outsiders, different or imperfect, find a way to enjoy the pleasures and delights of urban life.
“Noturno” opens whith “Intro Noturno”, promoting an atmospheric feeling that sets the way to what comes next. “Sexyantagonista” allies sensuality with women’s self-affirmation. “É Fake (Homem Barato)” draws, with slyness, the ‘Fake Man’s profile in a Samba Funk style. “Samba e Amor” stretches Chico Buarque’s song into new possibilities. The charming “Deixa de Papo” motivates a flirt shyly but corageously initiated by a woman, and the dancing duet “De Olhos Fechados” confirms a romantic relationship of the liquid times. Love, mached or unrequited, shows itself in bossa and jazz feelings in “Por Querer” and “Plano B”. Late night and it’s emotional universe get on the scene in “Jazzy”. A singing with ancestral inspiration gives new colors to brazilian’s famous samba “A Flor e o Espinho”. And to give the goodbyes, “Bye Bye, Adios, Au Revoir” merges blues and tango to create the place of inspiration that originated all the previous sounds: a cabaret .
“NOTURNO” brings Roberto Menescal, Serginho Moah, Gelson Oliveira, Jorginho do Trompete, Bebê Kramer and Samuca do Acordeón as special guests, and is produced by Leo Bracht, a crucial partner in ANAADI’s career who signs the musical production or sound engineering for artists like Yamandu Costa, Edu Martins and Dave Liebman, Guinga and Vitor Ramil.