Mon Jun 27 2016

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents
Ceu, Kauf

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    Since emerging from São Paulo, Brazil, onto the global music stage just five years ago, Brazilian phenomenon Céu has captivated the world with her beautifully simple melodies, sophisticated arrangements, and disarmingly honest songwriting. Crooning with a warmth and sensuality far more interesting and complex than the warbling of the sex-kittens-of-the-month that perennially inhabit the American R&B charts, this young vocalist sings as if she were imparting secrets. Her songs sound like they're informed by life as it is really lived, in all of its emotional difficulties and complications, rather than by gauzy romantic illusion or sexpot posturing.

    It is this integrity and this allure that have catapulted Céu to international musical success. Her 2007 self-titled debut sold close to 200,00 copies worldwide, including almost 100,000 in the US. She was the first international artist featured in the Starbucks Hear Music Debut series, which led to unprecedented Billboard chart numbers for a Brazilian female artist – No. 1 on the World Music and Heatseekers Charts, and No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 – the highest position reached in that category by a Brazilian since Astrud Gilberto's "Garota de Ipanema" in the 1960s. Her album was also the iTunes US Editor's Pick for World Music Album of the Year. If all of that wasn't enough, she also received a Grammy nomination for  Best Contemporary World Music Album in 2007 and a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2006.

    Since her debut release, Céu has only continued to build on her success with her typical grace and artistry. Her second full-length effort, 2009's Vagrosa (which translates to "slow, easygoing, and leisurely"), peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard's World Music charts and earned a 2010 Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Brazilian Pop Record. Her latest release, Caravana Sereia Bloom (2012), finds her expanding the scope of her artistic vision with radically successful results. Her boldest work to date, the disc eschews much of the laid-back bossa nova and samba that made her famous, in favor of a sound that seems to have more in common with the psychedelic oeuvres of early Tropicalia artists and Os Mutantes than the restrained musings of Jobim. For this girl from São Paulo, the album is the finest moment yet in a career that shows no signs of slowing.

  • Kauf



    ‘…As Much Again, the debut EP by L.A. producer Kauf, has been in nearly constant rotation for me…’ – Travis Holcolme, KCRW

    Introducing Kauf (Ronald Kaufman) LA based singer, songwriter and composer of exquisite, synth heavy, vocal backed scores.

    ‘I always start with the music first. It can start with sampling some drum sounds or a synth line. The music has to sound exciting to get me to want to sing and write lyrics… The overall production and sound design side of things is such an important part of the writing process for me.’ – Kauf on songwriting

    With a strong musical background of piano, self-taught guitar and singing in an international choir, Kauf has since developed a distinctive, multi-layered electronic style composed around his own echo-laden vocals. The compositions, discretely song-led, weave their way around the listener with an ethereal, dream like fluidity…

    ‘…Tasked with taking on Poliça's "Chain My Name," Kauf turns the driving space-pop track into a much darker affair, stripping much of the original's vocals back while redirecting the effort towards more cavernous terrain…’ – XLR8R

    After a 2011 self-release, Relocate and When You’re Out found their way to Dan Whitford’s (Cut/Copy) label Cutters Records. A 12’’ of Relocate, featuring remixes from Nile Delta, Psychemagik and Moons came out in June 2013. A few months later the 4 track original As Much Again EP was released, bringing Kauf to the attention of Spin, KCRW, Dancing Astronaut, NPR, and many others. Late 2013 – 2015 saw Kauf work on a handful of remixes including Mineapolis Art-Rockers Poliça - Chain My Name, Public Service Broadcasting – Go! and his own debut Album which is now complete.

    ‘…Letting go of the pop feel of the original, Kauf laid in thick layers of dreamlike synths and samples to create a tribalish chunk of disco that lifts listeners right off of their feet. Simple in idea yet stunning in execution, something here catches the ear and won’t let go…’

    – Insomniac, No.11, Top 20 remixes 2014 (Moons – Bloody Mouth Kauf Remix)

    A substantial portion of Kauf’s works have been licensed for Film, TV & Game; most notably his original track When You’re Out and his remix of Tony Castles Heart in The Pipes which each featured different versions of Rockstar’s hugely popular Grand Theft Auto V.

    “12 Underground Artists you need to hear at TBD”. – The Huffington Post (on Relocate…)

    Recent Live shows include support slots for Public Service Broadcasting, Com Truise (Ghostly International), Goldroom, Cut Copy & Larry Gus. He also played alongside Empire of The Sun & Moby at TBD Festival 2014 in Sacramento. With the debut album complete, Kauf is now focusing his attention on taking the project into full live band territory…

    ‘Take a listen or five, let it wash over you, and bask in the glorious sun-drenched beauty that this delivers. You’re going to fall in love.’ –

Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents

Ceu, Kauf

Mon Jun 27 2016 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Ceu, Kauf
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