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Batumi TARABUA BEACH CLUB / 19 July 2009

Flora Purim
For those who know jazz and Latin music, Flora Purim needs little introduction. Her astonishing voice has woven itself into the fabric of 3 decades of music and she has become one of its brightest luminaries. Flora’s once-in-a-generation six-octave voice has earned her two Grammy nominations for Best Female Jazz Performance and Downbeat magazine’s Best Female Singer accolade on four occasions. Flora went on to contribute to some of the greatest recording of the seventies – Carlos Santana, Hermeto Pascoal and Mickey Hart all benefiting from her vocal and arranging skills. Her musical partners have included Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Ron Carter, Thelonious Monk, Duke Pearson, Joe Farrell and Airto Moreira, with whom she has collaborated on over 30 albums since moving with him from her native Rio de Janeiro to New York in 1967.
Airto Moreira
One of the most high-profile percussionists of the 1970s and still among the most famous, Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira helped make percussion an essential part of modern jazz. A professional musician since the age of thirteen, has played and recorded with such musicians as Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Carlos Santana and many others including contributions to movie sound tracks such as The Exorcist, Last Tango in Paris, King of the Gypsies and Apocalypse Now. He has been voted Downbeat Magazine’s percussionist-of-the-year more than 20 times. Making his U.S. debut on the Miles Davis classic Bitches Brew, Airto went on to perform with many jazz greats including Stan Getz and Lee Morgan and became one of the founding members of the pioneering fusion groups Weather Report and Return To Forever.

Artist Name Instrument Website
Flora Purim Vocal http://www.florapurim.com/
Airto Moreira Percussion,Drums, Vocals http://www.airto.com/
Luis Avellar Keyboard
Joao Moreira Trumpet
Bernardo Moreira Acoustic bass