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Concert features Brazilian compositions

Article Published: Mar. 12 | Modified: Mar. 22

Guitarist Welson Tremura joins Todd Wright and friends March 21 at 8 p.m. for an evening of Brazilian jazz.

The performance in Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall and is part of the Hayes School of Music’s Faculty Performance Series.

Saxophonist Wright will be joined by Keith McCutchen, piano; Andy Page, guitar; Zack Page, bass; and Rick Dilling on drums for the special event.

The program will feature compositions by Wright, Tremura, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others.
Wright is director of jazz studies in the Hayes School of Music.

Tremura is a native of São Paulo, Brazil, and an associate professor in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.

An acclaimed guitarist and singer, Tremura maintains an active performance schedule that has included performances and projects in Brazil, the United States, Europe and New Zealand. He is well versed in Brazilian jazz, classical and vocal music, as well as traditional European classical forms.

Tremura is the co-director of Jacaré Brazil, a Brazilian music ensemble. He has released two recordings and participated on recordings with musicians in Brazil and the United States.

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